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FYSP 085: Rebellion, Revolution, Rock-n-Roll: 20th-21st century Russian Culture

Locating translations in OBIS

If the works is published by itself in a self-contained volume:

Step 1: go to OBIS and enter a couple of keywords: leskov lady

Step 2: identify a good record, such as:

Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uezda. English
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Nikolai Leskov ; translated by Robert Chandler
 Main Library  PG3337.L5 L413 2003    AVAILABLE


Step 3: notice the uniform title: 

Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uezda. English

You can use that when searching in WorldCat for other English translations.


If the work is in an anthology:

Step 1: do a keyword search in OBIS: leskov lady

Step 2: limit to "print material" (this excludes the scores and recordings of Shotakovich's setting)

Step 3: click on the item and read the contents notes:

Record:   Next

Book Jacket

Author Leskov, N. S. (Nikolań≠ Semenovich), 1831-1895
Unif Title Works. English. Selections. 2013
Title The enchanted wanderer and other stories / Nikolai Leskov ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition First American edition

 Main Library  PG3337.L5 A255 2013    AVAILABLE


Descript'n xxv, 575 pages ; 25 cm
Note Presents newly translated versions of seventeen of Leskov's short stories, inspired by oral storytelling traditions, that range from the fantastical to the satirical to the tragic
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
Contents The lady Macbeth of Mtsensk -- The sealed angel -- The enchanted wanderer -- Singlemind -- The devil-chase -- Deathless golovan -- The white eagle -- A flaming patriot -- Lefty -- The spirit of Madame de Genlis -- The toupee artist -- The voice of nature -- A little mistake -- The pearl necklace -- The spook -- The man on watch -- A robbery
Note Translated from Russian
Subjects Leskov, N. S. (Nikolań≠ Semenovich), 1831-1895 -- Translations into English
  Russia -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Other Names Pevear, Richard, 1943- translator
  Volokhonsky, Larissa, translator
OCLC # 840566412
ISBN 9780307268822
Isrn 40022148918
Other No. (OCoLC)840566412
Persistent link to this record


Locating translations in Worldcat

Locating materials outside of Oberlin:

WorldCat contains more than 43 million records describing books and other items owned by libraries around the world. You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. Use InterLibrary Loan to order materials that you locate on Worldcat.


In Worldcat for a self-contained volume:

Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uezda = title

leskov = author

"translated by' = keyword


In Worldcat for works in an anthology or collection

leskov lady = keyword

Translations into English  = keyword

Finding translations that are currently available

  • Use purchasing sources like Amazon as a source to see what’s out there. Perhaps review in Google books.
  • Know your favorite publishers. There have been good reviews of both Oxford or even Penguin translations.
  • With such rapid turnover, to some degree, it's survival of the fittest. As a result, you're most likely to find that "Professor Picks" are the translations that are currently available for purchase.