Gagen, Derek. “Marinero en tierra: Alberti’s first ‘Libro organico de poemas’?” Modern Language Review 88, no. 1 (January, 1993): 91. Alberti’s “Marinero en tierra” is examined in depth.
Havard, Robert. The Crucified Mind: Rafael Alberti and the Surrealist Ethos in Spain. London: Tamesis Books, 2001. A biographical and historical study of the life and works of Alberti.
Jiménez-Fajardo, Salvador. Multiple Spaces: The Poetry of Rafael Alberti. London: Tamesis Books, 1985. A critical analysis of Alberti’s poetic works. Includes bibliographic references.
Manteiga, Robert C. Poetry of Rafael Alberti: A Visual Approach. London: Tamesis Books, 1978. A study of Alberti’s literary style. Text is in English with poems in original Spanish. Includes bibliographic references.
Nantell, Judith. Rafael Alberti’s Poetry of the Thirties. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 1986. This study puts Alberti’s work in historical and social context by analyzing the influences from a turbulent decade in which civil war erupts, ignites a European conflagration, and ends in societal crises. She discusses political poems that are not as memorable as his earlier works but deserve recognition for their artistic as well as social value.
Ugarte, Michael. Shifting Ground: Spanish Civil War Exile Literature. Durham: Duke University Press, 1989. Examination of the importance of Spanish exile literature during and after the civil war. The second section of the book explores the intellectual diaspora of the civil war, and an analysis of Alberti’s La arboleda perdida is featured prominently.