Literatur-Atlas NRW, an address book for the literature scene

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The literature atlas NRW, an address book for the literary scene is a lexicon of the literary scene in NRW , which was published in 1992 by the Kölner Volksblatt Verlag . Editing and publishing were in the hands of Ludwig Janssen.

Thank the editor and publisher

  • the Düsseldorf employment office , which made this book possible through a two-year job creation measure

In addition to the editor, the then Minister of Culture Hans Schwier and the chairman of the NRW Literature Council Kurt Rossa wrote a foreword .


The approach of the lexicon differs from the usual alphabetical structure (e.g. according to authors). True to the title of the volume ( Atlas ), the main part of the lexicon is structured according to districts and cities. The various components of the literary scene are named at the locations (each with addresses ):

Authors, associations and societies, institutions promoting literature, magazines and radio, publishing houses, bookshops, offices with adult education centers and libraries as well as museums.

It follows on from a statute of the North Rhine-Westphalia Literature Council. V. and a bibliography. A detailed index enables the lexicon to be indexed alphabetically.


Literature Council North Rhine Westphalia V., North Rhine-Westphalia Foundation for Nature Conservation, Homeland and Cultural Maintenance: Literature Atlas NRW. An address book for the literary scene. Compilation and processing: Ludwig Janssen. Volksblatt Verlag, Cologne 1992.

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