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Russian Language & Literature *: Encyclopedias

This guide to select sources is useful primarily for graduate and undergraduate students who are studying Russian or Soviet literature and linguistics.

Literary Encyclopedias

Akademiia nauk SSSR. Institut russkoi literatury. Istoriia russkoi literatury. 10 vols. Moskva: Izdatel'stvo Akademii nauk SSSR, 1941-1956. LOCATION: Doheny Stacks PG2950.A47. This 10-volume work covers the history of Russian literature from the 11th century to 1917.  Includes Bibliographic footnotes, but has not index.

Cornwell, Neil, ed. Reference guide to Russian literature. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998. LOCATION: Doheny Reference PG2940.R43 1998

Kratkaia literaturnaia entsiclopediia. 9 vols. Moskva: Sovetskaia entsyklopediia, 1962. LOCATION: Doheny Stacks PN41.K7

Theater Encyclopedias

Russkii teatr: illiustrirovannaia khronika rossiiskoi teatral'noi zhizni. 2 vols. Moscow: Interros, 2004. LOCATION: Doheny Reference PN2721.R88 2004.

General Encyclopedias

Bol'shaia Sovetskaia entsiklopediia. 30 vols. 3rd ed. Moskva: Izdatel'stvo Sovetskaia entsyklopediia, 1970-1978. LOCATION: Doheny Stacks AE55.B623.  Also available in English translation in the VKC Library.

Entsiklopedicheskii slovar'. Izdatel'stvo F. A. Brokgauz (Leiptsig) i I. A. Efron (St. Petersburg). Reprint of 1905 edition. Moskva: Terra, 1990. LOCATION: Doheny Stacks AE55.E6 1990