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The Legacy of Writer José Donoso

(The following is a post by Georgette Dorn, Chief of the Hispanic Division.) On Dec. 7, 2016, the Hispanic Division honors the great Chilean writer José Donoso on the 20th anniversary of his death. I recorded Donoso on three different occasions for our Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape — twice at the Library of […]

Beyond Carnival, Samba, and Soccer: Brazilian Fiction at the Library of Congress

(The following is a post by Marília Costa, Researcher in the Hispanic Reading Room, and Talía Guzmán-González, Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Division.) You are probably familiar with the postcard images of Brazilian beaches, the country’s soccer stars, and samba music. Now it’s time to get to know the contemporary literature of one of Latin […]

Listening to Literature: Expanding Online Access to the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape

(The Following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian, Hispanic Division.)  As we settle into late summer, the Hispanic Division continues the exciting work of uploading recordings from the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape (AHLOT) online. Listen to one of our recent additions! Last September, the AHLOT Online Feature was launched, making a […]

Remembering Gregory Rabassa, 1922-2016

(The following is a post by Georgette Dorn, Chief, Hispanic Division.) The world lost one of the great, if not the greatest, translator of Spanish and Portuguese literature into English and thus into the English-speaking world, when Gregory Rabassa passed away at the age of 94 on June 13, 2016 in Branford, CT. Nobel laureate […]

An Interview with Award-Winning Novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez

(The following is a repost of an interview conducted by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian, Hispanic Division. This interview originally appeared as part of the Interview Series of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress.) Juan Gabriel Vásquez was born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1973. He is the author of seven novels, including […]

The Library of Congress to Celebrate the Works of Idea Vilariño and Álvaro Mutis

(The following is a post by Catalina Gómez, Reference Librarian, Hispanic Division.) This month the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress is happy to present, together with the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center, two literary programs that will bring to light the work of two of the most groundbreaking poets of the 20th century […]