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Introduction to Spanish Literature [electronic resource]

Films for the Humanities & Sciences
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Characterized by expressions of individuality, popularismo, criticism, stoicism, humor, piety, and dignity, the literature of Spain spans ten centuries, includes some of history's most significant writers, and contains landmark works of every major literary genre. This program provides an overview of Iberian history as it relates to Spanish literature. The formation of regional tongues and their importance in the cultural life of Spain are discussed, with an emphasis on the three languages that, apart from Castilian, are most in evidence today: Catalan, Gallego, and Basque, or Euskera. Dramatic readings include excerpts from Rosalia de Castro's Cantares Gallegos, Miguel de Unamuno's "Alma Vasca," Salvador Espriu's La Piel de Toro, and Eduardo Pondal's "Yo Naci en la Pequena Ponteceso.
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48 min.
In Spanish
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
The Glories of Spanish Literature
Glories of Spanish literature
  • Spain's Literary Spirit (3:53)
  • Early Spanish Literature (2:17)
  • Epics, Popular Literature, Catalan (3:26)
  • National and Regional Literature (2:12)
  • Surrealism and Futurism (3:06)
  • Spanish Modernism (3:20)
  • Basque Language and Literature (6:12)
  • New Literature Expands (3:38)
  • Emergence of Gallego (3:03)
  • Literature of Gallego (3:37)
  • More Literary Themes in Gallego (2:04)
  • Gallego in the Twentieth Century (4:49)
  • Spain's Unique Literary Tradition (3:32)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2002.
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  • 30144s Films Media Group
  • 30145 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col., digital.
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