How do I find out if a foreign work has ever been published in English?
December 16, 2013 3:35 PM Subscribe
I am trying to find out if an Italian short story now in the public domain has ever been published in English.
posted by millions to Writing & Language (5 answers total)
So far, I have tried to find out using Google and Google scholar, Wikipedia, Worldcat, and amazon.com: all have turned up nothing. I also enlisted the help of three different librarians (one at a public library, one at a community college, and one at a four-year university), none of whom could find an English translation as well.
In the interest of leaving no stone unturned, I wish to know if there is any practical resource that I have overlooked. I suspect that verifying that a story has not ever been translated into English is like looking for a needle in a haystack, given all the different avenues to publication which exist, but I think I would be happy to know at least that I covered all the usual bases. So, metafilter, did I miss anything?