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Spanish: Getting started
This guide will help you begin your research into Spanish and Latin American literature, history and culture.
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In Spanish. Etymological dictionary showing the development of the Spanish language over time.
Key Reference Works
The reference books and online resources listed below can be very helpful in getting started with a research project. These works provide an overview of unfamiliar topics, introduce key words and concepts associated with your topic, and often direct you toward more in-depth research. Books with a REF call number can be found in the Reference section on the first floor of the library.
Also available as an ebook on the ebrary platform. Some 750 alphabetically arranged entries provide insights into the cultural and political developments within Spain, including the cultures of Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque country. Coverage spans from the end of the Civil War in 1939 to the present day, with emphasis on the changes made since the demise of the Franco distatorship in 1975.
The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003 draws together entries on all aspects of literature including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, schools and movements in these regions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. Available online through Credo Reference.
Entries on topics and countries; entries on the leading writers in Latin America from colonial times to the present; and detailed articles on important works in this literature. Available online through Credo Reference.
A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes some 500 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Bibliography following each entry includes information about work in translation; numerous lesser-known writers and countries are covered well; long thematic entries discuss such individual topics.
A 3 volume set with lengthy essays on larger themes and genres within Latin American literature. Volume one covers the pre-Columbian era through the mid-19th century, volume two covers the late 19th century through 1990, and volume three covers Brazilian literature of all periods and also contains extensive bibliographies for entries from all three volumes.
3-volume set. Contains longer essays on 175 writers from Bartolome de las Casas through Reinaldo Arenas with bibliographies of selected works, as well as a historical chronology and overview essays on the history of literature in Latin America, both Spanish and Portuguese.