James H. Thomason Library

Spanish 300

Introduction to Literary Genres

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Federico Garcia Lorca

Spanish Poet and Playwright

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Cambridge History of  Spanish Literature, Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Upper Level:
860.9 C144C
Also available in Cambridge Histories Online [2008].  Covering a wide range sources, this review of Spanish literature features analysis of works by Cervantes, Calderón and Garcia Lorca, as well as lesser know authors. It charts a full range of literary periods and movements, including the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Modernism.

Cambridge Introduction to Spanish Poetry, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Upper Level:861.009 W171C

Contemporary Spanish Poetry, Greenwood Press, 1968.
Upper Level: 861.6208 T849C
Selections from ten poets, translated by Eleanor L. Turnbull. With Spanish originals and personal reminiscences of the poets by Pedro Salinas.

The Challenges of Uncertainty: an introduction to seventeenth-century Spanish literature, Rowman & Littlefield, 1998.
Available in the PASCAL Catalog for loan.

Critical Survey of Drama, 2nd rev. ed, Salem Press, 2003.
Main Level, Reference: R 822.009 C869C [8 vols]
A-Z listing by author in Vols 1-7. Contains info on Benavente, Dragun [use index], & Garcia Lorca. Vol 8 has essay on Spanish drama since the the 1600′s and index for all 8 vols.

Critical Survey of Poetry, 2nd rev. ed, Salem Press, 2002.
Main Level, Reference: R 809.1 C869C [7 vols]

Diccionario de Argumentos de la Literatura Universal, Editorial Gredos, 1994.
Main Level, Reference: R 803 F889D
Published in Spanish.

Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula, Greenwood Press, 1993.
Main Level, Reference: R 860.03 D561D [2 vols]

Drama Criticism, Gale Research, Inc., 1991-2002 .
Main Level, Reference:  R 809.2 D79D [16 vols]
Check index.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture, Routledge, 1999.
Main Level, Reference: R 946.082 En19E
Use the index.

European Writers, Scribner, 1983-1991.
Main Level, Reference: R 809.894 Eu74E [14 vols]
v. 1-2. The Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Prudentius to medieval drama. Petrarch to Renaissance short fiction — v. 3-4. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment: René Descartes to Montesquieu. Voltaire to André Chénier — v. 5-7. The Romantic century: Goethe to Pushkin. Hugo to Fontane. Baudelaire to the well made play — v. 8. Sigmund Freud to Paul Valéry — v. 9. Pío Baroja to Franz Kafka — v. 10. Yevgeny Zamyatin to Pär Lagerkvist — v. 11. Walter Benjamin to Yuri Olesha — v. 12. George Seferis to Yannis Ritsos — v. 13. Jean Anouilh to Milan Kundera — v. 14. Index

European Writers. Selected authors, Scribner, 1992.
Main Level, Reference: R 809.894 Eu72E2 vol 1
Volume 1 includes information on Federico Garcia Lopez.

Hispanic Literature Criticism, Gale Research, c1994.
Main Level, Reference:
R H860.9 H625H [2 vols]
Criticism of Spanish and Spanish-American authors’ work.

Hispanic Literature Criticism Supplement, Gale Group, c1999.
Main Level, Reference: R H860.9 H625H suppl [2 vols]
Additional criticism of Spanish and Spanish-American authors’ work.

Hispanic Writers: A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors, Gale Research, c1991.
Main Level, Reference: R H860.9 H625H2

Spanish Poetry of the Twentieth Century: Modernity and Beyond, University Press of Kentucky, c1994.
Upper Level: 861.609 D351S



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       Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature
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Oxford Reference Online Premium

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Literary Reference Center 

Comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Spanish Reference Center

Includes two products:  PlanetaSaber, geared for academic-level research, is the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.  PlanetaSaber features the Gran Enciclopedia Planeta, the most comprehensive encyclopedia in the Spanish language.


Humanities: Documenting Sources [Research and Documentation Online], Bedford/St. Martins, 2003.

Online MLA style manual with guidelines and examples.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, Modern Language Association, 2009.
Main Level, Reference: R 808.027 M72M [2 copies, Reference Desk & Reference Collection]

Writing Center, Presbyterian College
Citation styles, writing guides, and scheduling an appointment with a tutor.


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Use THOMCAT, the online catalog, to locate books in Thomason Library. You can search by author, title, keyword, or subject.

  • Search for a person, as AUTHOR or SUBJECT, with last name, then first name:              
García Lorca, Federico [as AUTHOR]  
García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936 [as SUBJECT]  
García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936 -- Criticism and interpretation [as SUBJECT--with subheading]  
García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936 -- Dramatic works



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Add * to the root of a word to truncate or expand a term (up to 5 additional characters in Thomcat and PASCALcat)
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(in most journal databases, a single asterisk will retrieve

n unlimited number of additional letters).

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                                  religio**= religion, religions, religiosity,

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Lorca AND symbolism

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Academic Search Complete [EBSCOhost] 
The world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.


Clase Periodica

Clase indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. Periodica covers journals specializing in science and technology. Together, they offer access to documents in 2,600 scholarly journals published in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.  Information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are found here, as well as publications that focus on Pan-American issues.

MLA International Bibliography  [EBSCOhost]
Published by the Modern Language Association, this database is the premier resource for literature and language topics. Indexes critical literary and language scholarship and provides access to journals and serials published worldwide, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Nearly 45,000 records are added annually.

An archive of over 350 full-text journals which can be searched at this site. Other PC databases link to JSTOR articles through Journal Finder, which guides the user to full-text articles. As an archive, JSTOR does not provide the most current three to five year issues of the journals as specified by the publishers in their agreements with JSTOR.

Project MUSE Basic Undergraduate Collection  
Current and recent volumes of 112 core journals in the humanities and social sciences.

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Golden Age Spanish Sonnets [Sweet Briar College]

LANIC-Literature[Latin American Network Information Center, University of Texas at Austin]
Includes resources by Latin American country and region.

Literatura Espanola [Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes]
Nuestra Sección de Literatura presenta reunidas miles de obras digitalizadas en el ámbito de los diferentes géneros literarios y de la historia de la literatura. Novela, teatro, poesía y crítica literaria se dan la mano en este catálogo de la literatura española e iberoamericana que reúne obras de la Biblioteca Nacional de España, de la Real Academia de la Lengua, de otras Academias y Bibliotecas Nacionales de América, y de diversas editoriales. En este espacio se pueden encontrar también ediciones facsímiles, actas de congresos, revistas o manuscritos relacionados con la literatura hispánica e iberoamericana. description from site
Choose Bibliotecas de Autor, select an author and follow WWW icon link to more info on author.

Nobel Prize in Literature [Nobel Prize.org]
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded 104 times to 108 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2011. Click on the links to get more information. Includes the Nobel lectures/acceptance speeches, interviews, and more.

Obras Completas de Federico Garcia Lorca Poetry@Harvard: Spanish Poets

Spanish Poetry Websites [St. Cloud State University Library Course Guide]

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