Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLG)

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A bio-bibliographical database with signed entries on more than 860 German-speaking authors active since 1945. Entries include segments for biography, prizes awarded, critical essay, and bibliographies of the writer’s works in text, audiobook, radio broadcast, or film, and secondary literature about the works, not only books and journal articles but also book chapters and newspaper articles.  Segments on major writers are periodically updated. 


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Dates covered


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Original articles.

Type of coverage

Full-text entries with bibliographies.

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The database compiles content from the looseleaf publication Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur.  Alexander Library Reference holds this looseleaf publication, which was founded by Heinz Ludwig Arnold and is currently edited by Hermann Korte.

Producer/content provider

edition text + kritik

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Munzinger-Archiv GmbH