There's a question about books: (Public database of book titles?), but what I'm looking for is actually a DB of literature works, not books.

For example, "Romeo and Juliet" is a single literature work, but there are multiple books published with it.

So this is definitely different.

  • Try Wikidata. Dec 20, 2017 at 11:49
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    Can you add a definition of literature work to make the distinction more clear?
    – user4293
    Dec 20, 2017 at 12:06
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    @StanislavKralin cool, thank you, that's better: tinyurl.com/yagvxmqu
    – Gino Pane
    Dec 20, 2017 at 13:48
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    If that works for you, you can self-answer your question, so that others benefit from it as well (but then, add the query, don't just link elsewhere).
    – user4293
    Dec 20, 2017 at 14:31
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    @JanDoggen yes, I will, if no more answers come in a couple of days
    – Gino Pane
    Dec 20, 2017 at 17:36

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The best solution so far came from comments. Thanks to @StanislavKralin who suggested to use public Wikidata as a source.

Here's the link to SPARQL query that can be tried: http://tinyurl.com/y6wpk5q5.

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