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message 2: by Catalina (new)

Catalina | 2065 comments From the libertarian manual: "To be a series, books should have characters and/or universes in common."
The above books are just collections of stories written by Chekhov and not a series according to GR rules.


message 3: by Olea (new)

Olea | 188 comments Please do re-check with a GR fellow, the meaning of "series" in the librarian manual. Philosophically the stories of Chekhov deal with same type of characters & universe; practically also, on his author page, here

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

in the section "Series" one can see already recorded series, corresponding to my proposal, in Turkish, Portuguese, Persian, Arab (I've checked them with Google translate), as follows:

https://www.goodreads.com/series/1628...
https://www.goodreads.com/series/1291...
https://www.goodreads.com/series/153302
https://www.goodreads.com/series/150073

So please do ask a colleague for a second opinion check.


message 4: by Catalina (new)

Catalina | 2065 comments I'd interpret the fact he used same type of characters as a leitmotif, recurrent theme or type of character and not same character. Same character refers to the same particular character appearing in different books - take for example the Millennium series - all the books feature the same character: Lisbeth Salander.
Now if those series appear on the author page in different language doesn't automatically make them correct; it might be that no one noticed until now.

Anyhow, this is my take on this, but this is a public/open topic and I am sure another librarian will step in to correct me, if I am wrong :)


message 5: by lethe (last edited Dec 02, 2015 11:31AM) (new)

lethe | 13747 comments Collected works are not a series according to GR standards.

Catalina wrote: "Now if those series appear on the author page in different language doesn't automatically make them correct; it might be that no one noticed until now."

True. Many series are created erroneously, just as author profiles in different languages are erroneously merged, or not added at all.


message 6: by Olea (new)

Olea | 188 comments Got it; pity of so many erroneous and misleading records... But that's it, let me focus on other, strong features of it.

One more question, please, about series: do books published in more than one volume

(George Eliot's "Middlemarch", 4 volumes,
Boris Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago", 2 volumes,
Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex", 2 volumes
Mikhail Sholokhov's "And Quiet Flows the Don", 4 volumes etc.)

make a series or not? They fulfil the condition "characters and/or universes in common".


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 6789 comments No, because those are simply parts of the main work.


message 8: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20811 comments Olea wrote: "One more question, please, about series: do books published in more than one volume

(George Eliot's "Middlemarch", 4 volumes,
Boris Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago", 2 volumes,
Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex", 2 volumes
Mikhail Sholokhov's "And Quiet Flows the Don", 4 volumes etc.)

make a series or not? "


I believe that is allowed, as long as the whole book is not part of the series; I can't find the evidence for it.


message 9: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43574 comments Mod
Arenda wrote: "I believe that is allowed, as long as the whole book is not part of the series"

Correct.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 6789 comments I stand corrected (I think). Here is a post which addresses the parts-of-a-whole issue.

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 11: by Olea (new)

Olea | 188 comments Thank you; I understand that it is "allowed", not "mandatory".


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