Double Minorities of Spain

A Bio-Bibliographic Guide to Women Writers of the Catalan, Galician, and Basque Countries

  • Editors: Kathleen McNerney, Cristina Enríquez de Salamanca
  • Pages: 423 pp.
  • Published: 1995
  • ISBN: 9780873523974 (Cloth)
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“Thorough and unique, this guide is essential for research collections.”


Double Minorities of Spain contains valuable biographical and bibliographic information on an important group of Hispanic writers heretofore excluded from or underrepresented in traditional Spanish literary histories and bibliographic resources.

The volume identifies nearly 500 authors—421 Catalans, 31 Galicians, and 20 Basques—ranging from the medieval nuns who composed Les Malmonjades to women writing today. Alphabetically arranged listings provide brief biographies and general descriptions of the works, followed by bibliographic sections with up to four subsections: listings of books; isolated publications in books, periodicals, and newspapers; works translated into Castilian or English; and critical studies. Bibliographies include works by the authors written in other languages. An appendix lists the writers chronologically by date of birth.

Double Minorities is an essential guide for teachers and scholars of Hispanic culture and for research libraries with collections in literature.