Siglo de Oro

Spanish Literature from the Middle Ages and the Siglo de Oro. (Introductory Post.)

Medieval Literature

  1. Anonymous: The Poem of the Cid [El Cantar del Mio Cid] (12th century)
  2. Martorell, Joanot: Tirant the White [Tirant lo Blanc] (1490)
  3. Rojas, Fernando de: La Celestina (1499)
  4. Montalvo, Garci Rodríguez de: Amadis of Gaul [Amadis de Gaula] (1508)

Siglo de Oro

  1. Anonymous: The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (1554)
  2. Ercilla, Alonso de: The Araucaniad [La Araucana] (1569-89)
  3. Alemán, Mateo: Guzmán de Alfarache (1599-1604)
  4. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de: Don Quixote (1605, 1615)
  5. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de: El Licenciado Vidriera (1613)†
  6. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de: El Casamiento Enganoso (1613)†
  7. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de: El Coloquio de los Perros (1613)†
  8. Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de: The Travels of Persiles and Sigismunda (1617)
  9. Lope de Vega: Fuenteovejuna (1619)‡
  10. Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco Gómez: The Swindler [Historia de la Vida del Buscón] (1626)
  11. Molina, Tirso de:  El Burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra [The Rouge of Seville] (c. 1630)
  12. Díaz del Castillo, Bernal: The Conquest of New Spain [Verdadera historia de la conquista de Nueva España] (1632)
  13. Calderón de la Barca, Pedro: La Vida es Sueño (c. 1629-35)‡
  14. Calderón de la Barca, Pedro:El Alcalde de Zalamea [The Mayor of Zalamea] (1651)
  15. Anonymous: Estebanillo González (1646)
  16. Gracián y Morales, Baltasar: Criticón(1651-57)
  17. Rivers, Elias L., editor: Renaissance and Baroque Poetry of Spain (1966 ed.) [partially read, April ’14§]
  18. Grossman, Edith, translator: The Golden Age: Poems of the Spanish Renaissance (2006)§

† I have all of these in a single volume titled Three Exemplary Novels, Vicente Llorens, ed., 1964.
‡ Included in Diez Comedias del Siglo de Oro, José Martel and Hymen Alpern, eds., second edition.
§ Excepting the Jorge Manrique selection, the Spanish version of all poems in the Edith Grossman translation is from the Elias L. Rivers collection.

Last updated 28.04.2014

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