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Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture: Finding Books at Yale

Library resources for Spanish literature and cultural studies.



Reference Works

Dictionaries and Handbooks:

  • Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature.  1978.  PQ6006. O93 SML Main Reference Room and LSF
  • Abrams, M.H.  A Glossary of Literary Terms.  2012.  PN41 .A184X 2012 LFS
  • Solé, Carlos.  Latin American Writers.  1989.  (3 vols.)  PQ7081 A1 L37X 1989+ Oversize SML Main Reference Room

Literary Histories:

  • Pedraza, Felipe.  Manual de literatura hispanoamericana.  1991-     (7 vols)  PQ7081 M3225 1991 Bass Library
  • Pedraza, Felipe.  Manual de literatura española.  1980-    .  (16 vols.)  PQ6032 P43 1980  SML
  • Mainer, José-Carlos (ed.) Historia de la literatura española.  2010-              (8 vols)  PQ6032 .H5634 2010 SML     
  • Cambridge History of Latin American Literature  (3 vols)  PQ7081 A1 C355X 1996 Bass Library

How to Find Books at Yale University Library

Finding Books Outside of Yale University Library

Subject Headings

By country and period:

  • Spanish literature--To 1500
  • Spanish literature--Classic period, 1500-1700
  • Mexican literature--19th century
  • Catalan literature--History and criticism

By genre:

  • Latin American poetry
  • Mexican fiction
  • Brazilian drama
  • Theater--Brazil
  • Latin American essays
  • Picaresque literature
  • Novel
  • Drama
  • Fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Poetry--Mexico
  • Prose literature
  • Comic books, strips
  • Motion pictures--Spain

By movement:

  • Romanticism
  • Baroque

By individual author's name:

  • Pardo Bazán, Emilia
  • Corazar, Julio

By individual literary work:

  • Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616.  Don Quijote


  • Plots
  • Semiotics and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Intertextuality
  • Costa Rica in literature
  • Doubles in literature
  • Satires
  • Coplas

Background information:

  • Spain--Social Life and Customs
  • Spain--Civilization
  • Spain--Intellectual Life-18th century