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Die Deutsche Literatur. Biographisches und bibliographisches Lexikon Bern: Lang, 1979- . Z2232 .D48 1985
A comprehensive biographical and bibliographical lexicon covering literature from 1450 to the present. Each time period contains two "Abteilungen": A: Author Lexicon, containing biographical and critical essays and B: Research Literature Lexicon, containing the important secondary materials.
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Encyclopedia of German Literature REF PT91 .E53 2000 r v.1-2
"A substantial contribution to English encyclopedias of German literature, this authoritative two-volume set features in-depth treatment of the authors, works, topics, and influences of German literary studies. Arranged in A-to-Z format, the articles are both definitive and critical."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
Das Grosse Woerterbuch der deutschen Sprache in 6 Baenden REF PF3625 .G75
A contemporary German dictionary in 6 volumes.
Historical Dictionary of German Cinema REF PN1993.5 G3 R417 2008
Includes a list of the 100 most significant German films.