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I have a stupid question.

You know how Project Gutenberg lists all these works by author? They go like this:

[Author] [Birth & Death dates]
[Title] (Language) (as [something])


I've been using that site for years, and I still can't figure out what the heck the (English) (as Author) [or, you know, (Catalan) (as Editor)] next to each book means. I...I don't get it. At first I thought they were translations, indicating something?? Sometimes you get (English) (as Translator). I read through all the FAQs, but you guys, some of the FAQs sound like they haven't been updated since 2004. They don't appear on the Bookshelf browse pages, but do on LoC pages, which is further confusing - on the Bookshelf pages, they're just (Language).

Anyone else know? Or want to take a crack at puzzling? Here, have some links to random pages:
LoC PC classification (Literature of Romance Languages), and novels added within the last 24 hours, and LoC PD (Germanic & Scandinavian languages) which has (as Author of introduction) lower down (????).

Help! The question's driving me bonkers.


Crosspost: http://silverflight8.dreamwidth.org/122974.html.

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cordialcount
Feb. 5th, 2013 12:27 am (UTC)
Not a Librarian, but I'm guessing that indicates the relationship of the person the book's listed under ("[Author]") to the book. So, for example, with

Mott, Lewis Freeman, 1863-1941
The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature (English) (as Author of introduction, etc.)

Lewis Mott is the author of the introduction to this anthology and the book is in English.
silverflight8
Feb. 5th, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
I think you are right! Thanks.
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