This page contains ideas, information, and materials for teaching and learning about literature in Spanish.


Jorge Luis Borges

Borges.gif - Audio comments, textual excerpts in Spanish
JorgeLuisBorges.gif- Links to stories, poetry, and essays by Borges in Spanish

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Cervantes Text Search Engine

VisionsFineArtsGallery.gif - Octavio Ocampo's Visions of Quixote mashup

Sandra Cisneros

- Sandra Cisneros reads from the story, paired with famous art

Julio Cortázar

JulioCortazar.gif - Links to a brief bio and works by Cortázar

Elena Garro

La Factura - Full text online

Gabriel García Márquez

Un día de estos

Full text in Spanish

José Hernández

El Gaucho Martín Fierro

Octavio Paz


Los hermanos Ayar (a legend)


EnciclopediaDeLaLiteraturaEnMexico.gif - Links to biographical information, as well as information about other famous literary works, including crónicas, essays, novels, plays, poetry, short stories in Spanish
EscritoresChilenos.jpg - Links to brief biographies, interviews, short stories, texts, etc., from famous Chilean writers

ImaginaLeeLogo.png - Beautiful site containing readings, interviews, and book trailers in Spanish for a number of famous Spanish-speaking authors (Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Elena Poniatowska, Juan Rulfo, etc.) as well as other authors like Ray Bradbury.

LecturasParaLosMayores1A10.JPG - Links to several texts on different topics (including El Cid), followed by interactive comprehension quizzes (See also poesías interactivas)

LecturasAlumno.JPG - This fantastic site (Currículum en línea) from Chile contains literary texts in Spanish related to language arts, mathematics, natural sciences, and visual arts (including some multimedia texts). Once you select the category, the texts are organized by grade level (for Chile).


LibrivoxLogo.jpg - Select Spanish as the language to access hundreds of culturally authentic stories, poems, and
other texts from a variety of Spanish-speaking authors and genres.

NarrativaRadial.png - Links to essays and stories narrated for radio (some are very imaginative)

Radioteca.png - Links to audio texts, read/performed by native speakers, and searchable by language, country, topic, and type of text (commentaries, interviews, legends, news, news magazines, radio novels, radio plays, podcasts, poetry, reports, short stories, songs, etc.)


Detrás de las letras - Sonia Manzano

See also: Children's Literature, Nursery Rhymes, Poetry