Who has looked on the face of the Spanish God?
My heart awaits the man of Iberia with the mighty hand
who shall carve from Castilian oak the stern God of the drab-brown land.
Excerpt from "The Iberian God" by Antonio Machado. (Translated by Alan S. Trueblood).
Cervantes-Galdós-Lorca. In Spanish-speaking lands, these names are as commonly recognized as are those of Shakespeare, Dickens and Yeats to English speakers. They are "The Iberian Gods" of Spanish literature. Unfortunately, these and other talented Spanish writers are largely ignored or forgotten in the English language. It is for this reason that I have undertaken the humble task of compiling a basic reference for English translations of Spanish Literature, to serve as a stepping stone to the works of these unheralded talents.
The following links will provide a list of authors whose works are (or were previously) available in English translations. I have included brief biographical information, occasional personal opinions on their works, as well as my impressions of the author's particular stature within each genre. Several links are currently incomplete, but I will attempt to continue updating this site as time permits.
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The author of this site, Alfredo Vila, welcomes any comments, questions or criticisms:
This site was created for the express purpose of promoting Spanish literature and does not generate any income whatsoever. If I have inadvertently violated any existing copyrights I apologize and will promptly remove any offending information upon notification.
Dedication: This site is dedicated to my parents. Their tales of my ancestors and homeland has inspired me to discover and take pride in my Spanish heritage.
This is a painting of an ancestor of my family, Alonso Fernandez de Lugo,
claiming the island of Tenerife for Spain. This painting hangs in the Parliament building in Tenerife.