2012 Fall – New Publications of Note

WESS Newsletter

Fall 2012, Vol. 36, No. 1


Column Editor: Robert L. Kusmer

Reviewers:
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GERMAN

Simek, Rudolf. Artus-Lexikon: Mythos und Geschichte, Werke und Personen der europäischen Artusdichtung. Stuttgart: Reclam, 2012. 382 p. ill., map. ISBN 9783150108581: € 29.95. Relatively short articles comprise this alphabetically arranged encyclopedia of all things Arthurian, from authors to works and characters. Lengthier articles have brief bibliographies. RLK
Marx, Peter W., ed. Handbuch Drama: Theorie, Analyse, Geschichte. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2012. 348 p. ill. ISBN 9783476023483: € 69.95. Signed essays containing bibliographies present the drama from theoretical, historical, analytical and comparativist perspectives, including the unique position of drama in its relation to the theater. A general selective bibliography and indexes for names, work titles, and topics are included. RLK
Fisch, Michael. Jacques Derrida: Bibliographie der deutschsprachigen Veröffentlichungen in chronologischer Folge : geordnet nach den französischen Erstpublikationen, Erstvorträgen oder Erstabdrucken von 1959 bis 2009. Berlin: Weidler, 2011. 135 p. ISBN 9783896935663 (pbk.): € 24.80. This bibliography enumerates 245 German translations of Derrida works spanning fifty years, including seventy monographic publications. RLK
Die Insel-Bücherei: Bibliographie 1912-2012 / bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Herbert Kästner. 1. Aufl. Berlin: Insel, 2012. 311 p., plates. ill. (some col.). ISBN 9783458175407: € 29.00. A very nice record of every Insel publication on the occasion of its 100th anniversary year, all in all 1,672 titles. All series and special volumes are presented. Indexes include authors, editors, translators, anonymous works, illustrators and other art work-related individuals. RLK
Mayer, Sebastian. Bibliographie deutschsprachiger Sammelwerke mit christlichen Lebensbildern: Heiligenlegenden, Biographien, Autobiographien, Prosopographien. Forum Theologie, 1. München: Meidenbauer, c2011. 391 p. ISBN 9783899757477: € 64.90. The wide diversity of sources for Christian biography is reflected in the 4,006 citations gathered and arranged here alphabetically by author. While understandably selective, the bibliography provides an interesting collocation of biographical material. RLK
Stefan George und sein Kreis: ein Handbuch / herausgegeben von Achim Aurnhammer … et al. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012. 3 vols. (1868 p.) ill. (some col.). ISBN 9783110184617: € 399.00. Vol. 1 focuses on the “George-Kreis” including not only associated figures but also an examination of all facets of George’s individual works. Vol. 2 provides an analysis by thematic categories (poetics, rhetoric, the arts, etc.) and the George reception in the twentieth century. Vol. 3 is an alphabetically arranged lexicon of articles on individuals associated with some aspect of George, his circle, or reception. In addition to the bibliographies included in the signed articles throughout the set, vol. 3 includes a brief vita and listing of George works, and an index of persons and works for all volumes. RLK
Friedrich, Georg, and Reinhilde von Katzenheim. Lebende Bilder: Bibliographie: annotierte Bibliographie der in deutscher Sprache sowie in Verlagen und Druckanstalten des deutschen Sprachraums erschienenen Bücher und Druckerzeugnisse seit 1900. Berlin: Sammlung Paperboxx, 2010. 374 p. no ISBN: (pbk.) € 114.50. With entries like Dinosaurier: mein großes Pop-up-Buch or Schneewittchen: Märchen-Panorama-Buch (mit Stehaufbildern), the authors have assembled a delightful annotated bibliography of nearly 350 pages of children’s toy and mechanical books. Includes an introductory general bibliography and index of persons contributing to the cited works. RLK
Riedel, Nicolai. Internationale Günter-Kunert-Bibliographie, 1947-2011. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012. 1475 p. ISBN 9783110189353: € 299.00. A comprehensive bibliography of works by and about Kunert spanning the period 1947-2011, including also indexes to poems chronologically, to work titles, to periodicals and to persons. The primary works section includes entries within newspapers, periodicals and anthologies; the secondary section includes reviews. Indispensable for the Kunert researcher. RLK