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<ul><li><p>Reference Books of 1985-1986: A SelectionSource: Slavic Review, Vol. 46, No. 3/4 (Autumn - Winter, 1987), pp. 665-675Published by:Stable URL: .Accessed: 13/06/2014 09:06</p><p>Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms &amp; Conditions of Use, available at .</p><p> .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact</p><p> .</p><p>Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserveand extend access to Slavic Review.</p><p> </p><p>This content downloaded from on Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:06:05 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>Reference Books of 1985-1986: A Selection </p><p>Slavic and East European specialist librarians from the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign have chosen and reviewed some of the significant bibliographies and other reference books of the year. Annotations are signed with the reviewers' initials.' </p><p>ALBANIA </p><p>Albanie: Une bibliographie historique. By Odile Daniel. Paris: Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1985. 616 pp. 335 F. LC 86-172375. </p><p>Some 4,380 unannotated entries provide international coverage of pub- lications considered to be of research value for Albanian history. General works (arranged by form of publica- tion) on Albania are followed by cita- tions on the history of that country to 1944 (arranged by period). Locations in twenty-four libraries are supplied selec- tively. The bibliographic descriptions are only partly de visu; a number of items are taken from Library of Con- gress printed catalogs. Titles in Al- banian, Russian, Romanian, Turkish, and some other languages are given also in French translation. Locations include two libraries in Tirana (the national library and the university's History Institute library) and a number of western European libraries. There is an author index and an index to the journals cited.-AW. </p><p>Dictionary of Albanian Literature. By Robert Elsie. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1986. 170 pp. $35.00. LC 85-31693. </p><p>The paucity of English-language reference sources on Albania is some- </p><p>what alleviated by this volume, which aims to provide "the Western reader with basic information on Albanian literature from its origins to the present day" and has annotations on more than 500 Albanian writers and literature- related topics. Noted scholars, journal- ists, and publishers are included selec- tively. Name entries, arranged accord- ing to the English alphabet, include pseudonyms, major works with dates of publication and translated titles, se- lected critical works, and biographical information, such as education and place of residence. The work has a name and anonymous work index with cross references.-RB. </p><p>Fjalor Enciklopedik Shqiptar. Edited by Aleks Buda. Tirana: Akademia e Shkencave e RPSSH, 1985. 1,245 PP. This basic one-volume illustrated </p><p>encyclopedia on Albania provides a wealth of information on the history, culture, personalities, and institutions of that country. Most of the articles lack bibliographies, but many of them are signed and there is a list of con- tributors and editors at the end of the volume. Most of the biographical arti- cles are accompanied by portraits. Subjects, including personal, corporate, and geographic names not receiving separate entries, are included in the index.-LHM. </p><p>1. Robert Burger, Marianna Tax Choldin, Irina Faynzilberg, Laurence H. Miller, Dmytro M. Shtohryn, Mary Stuart, Anne Wendler. </p><p>This content downloaded from on Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:06:05 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>666 Slavic Review </p><p>BALTIC </p><p>Tarybq Lietuvos enciklopedija. Vilnius: Vyriausioji enciklopediji redakcija, 1985-. Vol. 1. A-gruidas. 672 pp. 9.90 rubles. Planned for four volumes, this </p><p>regional encyclopedia focuses on Soviet Lithuania and Lithuanians, for exam- ple, covering flora and fauna native to that republic and covering foreign countries only with reference to their economic and cultural relations with Lithuania or with Lithuanian emigres in those countries. Although revised and up to date, the work draws much from articles previously published in Lietuviskoji tarybine enciklopedija, 12 vols. 1976-1984; supplement, 1985, and Maz'oji lietuviskoji tarybine encikloped- ija, 3 vols. 1966-1971. Articles are fre- quently signed and some include brief bibliographies.-AW. </p><p>BULGARIA </p><p>Bulgarskata kultura przez Vuizrazhdane- to: Bibliografiia: Bulgarska i chuzh- da knizhnina, 1878-1983. By Kru- stina Gecheva. Bilgarska akademiia na naukite. Institut za istoriia. So- fia: Izdatelstvo na Bilgarskata akademiia na naukite, 1986. xvi, 598 pp. 5.74 lv. </p><p>Publications appearing from 1878 to 1983 on Bulgarian civilization from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the establishment of an autonomous state under Ottoman suzerainty in 1878 are registered here. Coverage is inter- national with 6,190 citations in educa- tion, language and literature, science, the arts, and other aspects of cultural revival, including the national libera- tion movement and the Bulgarian Or- thodox Church's struggle for independ- ence. Included are books, book reviews, journal articles, conference proceedings, symposia, other collections, disserta- tions, and dissertation abstracts. Schol- </p><p>arly works are listed along with popu- lar works that can be used for scholarly purposes. The arrangement is by sub- ject with personal name and geograph- ical indexes.-AW. </p><p>Ivan Vazov, 1850-1921: Bio-bibliografiia. Compiled by V. Vilchev and P. Diugmedzhieva. Sofia: Narodna Biblioteka "Kiril i Metodii," 1985. Vol. 1. 763 pp. LC 86-193617. </p><p>The first volume of this bibliogra- phy lists virtually everything ever writ- ten by the renowned Bulgarian author. The second and third volumes will cov- er the critical literature on Vazov and translations of his writings published outside Bulgaria. Most of the approx- imately 4,300 citations represent indi- vidual works in various genres: prose, poetry, translations, correspondence, and criticism. The volume includes Vazov's writings in selected and col- lected works (complete contents are listed), works written jointly with other authors, and translations of his works published in Bulgaria. A biographical sketch (with an English translation) precedes the bibliographic section, which is indexed by titles, pseudonyms, personal names, geographical names, corporate bodies, and serial titles.-IF. </p><p>Opis na izdaniiata na Bu'lgarskata aka- demiia na naukite 1954-1970: Ob- shtestveni nauki. Edited by Elene Savova and Velcho Kovachev. Bil- garska akademiia na naukite. Tsentralna biblioteka. Sofia: Izda- telstvo na Bilgarskata akademiia na naukite, 1985. 863 pp. 12.94 lv. LC 86-195393. This exhaustive bibliographic rec- </p><p>ord of social sciences and humanities publications of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences lists the contents of all relevant periodical and serial publica- tions, conference proceedings, sympo- sia, and other collections issued by the </p><p>This content downloaded from on Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:06:05 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>Reference Books of 1985-1986 667 </p><p>academy. The material is arranged un- der the divisions and institutes of the academy and then chronologically with a complete personal name index and a geographical index. The 17,709 items include books, periodicals, and articles in books and periodicals. The work continues the basic bibliography of academy publications for 1869-1953 (Sofia, 1956).-LHM. </p><p>Periodika i literatura: Poreditsa ot izsle- dovaniia za literaturata v bulgar- skiia periodichen pechat (1877- 1944). Milena Tsaneva, chief edi- tor. Bilgarska akademiia na nau- kite. Institut za literatura. Vol. 1. Literaturni spisaniia i vestnitsi, smeseni spisaniia, khumoristichni izdaniia, 1877-1892. Sofia: Izdatel- stvo na Builgarskata akademiia na naukite, 1985. 1,063 pp. 14.52 lv. </p><p>This large volume initiates an am- bitious publishing project intended to survey all periodical publications in Bulgaria with significant literary con- tent from 1877 to 1944. The history and content of some seventy-seven pub- lications from the first sixteen years of that period are discussed in detail in individual essays by literary scholars. The periodicals are treated in chrono- logical order with a separate section for satirical and humorous serials. An ex- haustive index of personal names in- cludes brief biographical information that enhances the work's reference value.-LHM. </p><p>CZECHOSLOVAKIA </p><p>Bibliographie zur Geschichte und Lan- deskunde der Bohmischen Lander von den Anfdngen bis 1948: Publ- kationen der Jahre 1850 bis 1975. By Heinrich Jilek. Ostmitteleuropa in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, 19/I. Cologne, Vienna: Bbhlau </p><p>Verlag, 1986. Vol. 1. Nr. 1-9599. xxviii, 598 pp. This ambitious scholarly work on </p><p>the history of the Czech lands to 1948 is the crowning bibliographic accom- plishment of the late Heinrich Jilek. The majority of the 9,599 books and articles registered in the first volume are in Czech. These and other titles in Slavic and East European languages are given also in German translation. The work is designed for western, espe- cially German, historians, and German scholarship is covered most thoroughly. There is also an intentional bias toward including local history mainly for places with special relevance for Germans. The second and third vol- umes are to include law, government, military science, economic, social, reli- gious and church history, education, culture, language, literature, the arts, local history, biography, and a com- bined index to the three volumes. The first volume covers bibliographies, ref- erence works, historiography, geogra- phy, ethnology, ancillary historical dis- ciplines, and general and political his- tory.-LHM. </p><p>Cest(' spisovatele 20. stoletf: slovnikova pr'rucka. Edited by Milan Blahyn- ka. Prague: Ceskoslovensky spiso- vatel, 1985. 830 pp. Kcs 55. </p><p>Some 280 poets, prose writers, play- wrights, and critics from World War I to 1983 are included in this biographical dictionary prepared by a group at the Brno center of the Czech Academy's Department for Czech and World Litera- ture. Emphasis is placed on characteriz- ing major themes and ideological trends in the works of the authors represented, and there are no bibliographic referen- ces to secondary literature. The work includes an index of personal names and an extensive subject index that in- cludes many book titles.-MS. </p><p>This content downloaded from on Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:06:05 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>668 Slavic Review </p><p>Czechoslovakia. Compiled by David Short. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio, 1986. 408 pp. (World Bibliographic Series, vol. 68). $55.00. </p><p>Each volume of this series is in- tended to cover the history, geography, economy, and politics of a country as well as the culture, customs, religion, and social organization of its people. This volume, consisting of 1,000 anno- tated entries for books and articles dealing with Czechoslovakia, admira- bly fulfills this function. Most of the items are in English, although some are in Czech, Slovak, and the major Euro- pean languages. Items are arranged in forty-one subject sections and within each section chronologically, with some exceptions. The entries are prefaced with an essay on Czechoslovakia and a note on the Czech and Slovak lan- guages. An extremely comprehensive index of authors, titles, and subjects provides excellent access to the con- tents.-RB. </p><p>Lexikon c'eske' literatury: osobnosti, dzla, instituce. Vladimir Forst, chief edi- tor. Prague: Academia, 1985. Vol. 1: A-G. 900 pp. Kcs 130. LC 86-193720. </p><p>Produced by the Czech Academy of Sciences, this multivolume scholarly set is planned to be five times larger than the academy's 1964 Slovnfk c'es- kych spisovatelu. In addition to broader coverage of poets and prose writers, a greater number of translators, literary critics, historians, philologists, and pub- lishers will be represented, as well as literary periodicals, societies, publish- ing houses, and other institutions and organizations. Extensive bio-biblio- graphical data are presented for writers who made their literary debut before 1945. The entry for Josef Dobrovsky is twenty-one columns long, including </p><p>seven columns of bibliography of sec- ondary literature. The history of major literary journals and newspapers is treat- ed in considerable detail. A supple- mentary volume devoted to more recent writers is planned. There is an extensive name index and an index of anonym- ous works written before 1820.-MS. </p><p>Slovnik ceske literatury 1970-1981: Bas- n[ci, prozaici, dramatici, literarni vedci a kritici publikuji'ci' v tomto obdobf. Edited by Vladimir Forst. Prague: Ceskoslovensky spisovatel, 1985. 501 pp. Kcs 55. LC 86- 107463. </p><p>The signed articles in this bio-biblio- graphical dictionary of Czech literature provide extensive coverage of literature and criticism for the decade of the nineteen seventies. In addition to lists of the author's works (including those published before 1970) the entries in- clude a brief selection of works about the author. A bibliographic supplement adds works of the same authors pub- lished in 1982 and 1983. There is an index of all book titles included in the bibliographies and a list of pseudonyms. Some 1,200 writers were identified for inclusion, but only about half that number were finally chosen for the volume.-LHM. </p><p>POLAND </p><p>Guide to the Archives of the Polish Insti- tute and Sikorski Museum. Com- piled and edited by Waclaw Milew- ski, Andrzej Suchcitz, and Andrzej Gorczycki. vol. 1. London: Orbis Books, 1985. 375 pp. ?30.00. LC 86-151981. </p><p>Detailed information on 323 col- lections is presented in this guide, the first of four planned volumes. The rec- ords of the civil service, personal col- </p><p>This content downloaded from on Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:06:05 AMAll use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions</p><p></p></li><li><p>Reference Books of 1985-1986 669 </p><p>lections, and subject collections (chiefly military and civil organizations and as- sociations) are covered in this volume. Information for each collection includes dates of coverage, extent of documents, contents, biographical notes, finding aids,...</p></li></ul>