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Celebrating the Library’s 220th Anniversary with Open Access Digital Gifts from the International Collections

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

To honor the Library’s 220th anniversary, this blog looks at some freely accessible digital collections and projects from four divisions: African & Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic.

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A Literary Gem: The History and Future of the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(The following is a post by Amalia Castaneda, 2017 Library of Congress Junior Fellow, Hispanic Division.) This summer, as a Junior Fellow in the Hispanic Division at the Library of Congress, I worked on the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape under the direction of Catalina Gómez, Hispanic Division Reference Librarian, who co-curates the Archive …

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The Legacy of Writer José Donoso

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(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 …

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

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(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 …

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

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(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 …

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Remembering Gregory Rabassa, 1922-2016

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(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 …

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An Interview with Award-Winning Novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Posted by: Anchi Hoh

(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 …