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Contemporary German-language literature in English translation: a checklist of the works of the younger generation


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Title:Contemporary German-language literature in English translation: a checklist of the works of the younger generation
Author(s):Barbara F.H. Allen, (Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA)
Citation:Barbara F.H. Allen, (2009) "Contemporary German-language literature in English translation: a checklist of the works of the younger generation", Collection Building, Vol. 28 Iss: 2, pp.75 - 86
Keywords:Collections management, English language, Germany
Article type:Literature review
DOI:10.1108/01604950910953125 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce librarians, faculty, and other interested individuals to contemporary German literature in English translation.

Design/methodology/approach – German-language authors born in 1950 or later and listed on the Contemporary Living Authors Comprehensive List developed by the German vendor Otto Harrassowitz are searched in OCLC's WorldCat database to determine the existence of English translations. A bio-bibliographical list is then developed featuring all contemporary German-language authors who have achieved an English language translation of at least one of their literary works.

Findings – Of the approximately 1,400 writers on Harrassowitz's comprehensive list, a surprisingly large number of almost 80 authors of the younger generation (born in 1950 or later) have been translated into English.

Originality/value – This bio-bibliography of contemporary German belles lettres (of the younger generation) in English translation is the first of its kind. It can be used by librarians to check their current library holdings and to expand their collections of German literature in English translation.



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