The study offers an erudite presentation of dictionaries and encyclopaedias of the Romanian culture, the institutional context in which they were born and their relation to the formation of Romanian literary criticism and theory. Works dedicated to the literary production of certain geographical regions are also registered.
Literary dictionaries, products of Romanian culture which deal with other literatures (English, French, Italian, American, etc.) are included too.
The emphasis is placed on the presentation of the concept of the Dictionary of the Romanian Writers, a fundamental work the File of which can be read in this number of Philobiblon.