RESOURCE: Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape

This week, the Library of Congress (LOC) released new streaming materials within the Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape, which includes over 200 digitized recordings available online from analog collection of over 800 audio recordings of poets and writers representing 32 countries, such as Spain, Portugal, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, reading from their works.

From am LOC blog post by Cataline Gómez, a reference librarian in the Hispanic Division:

This launch includes recordings from the 1950s onward, with many sessions recorded in the past five years. Reflecting the regions’ immensely rich cultural and linguistic diversity, the list includes the literatures of nations such as Haiti, Cuba, Spain, Colombia, Panama, Puerto Rico, Chile, Argentina and more. It also includes, for the first time, recordings of works in indigenous languages, such as the recording of Mexican scholar Ángel María Garibay (1892–1967), who reads Aztec poetry in Nahuatl and Spanish; Mexican writer Andrés Henestrosa (1906–2008), who reads works in Zapotec, a pre-Columbian language from Oaxaca, Mexico; and poet Andrés Alencastre (1909–84), who reads verses in Quechua, the language of the Inca Empire. Another linguistic gem included in this release is a reading by Spanish writer Unai Elorriaga (1973– ) in Basque or “Euskara,” a Pre-Indo-European language spoken in northern Spain.

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This post was produced through a cooperation between Kimberly Anderson, Kristina De Voe, Martin Kass, Patti McCall, Jenna Rinalducci, and Madelyn Washington (Editors-at-large for the week), Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (Editor for the week), and Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Sarah Melton, Roxanne Shirazi, and Patrick Williams (dh+lib Review Editors).