This study explores the indigenous presence in the works of Ruben Dario, one of the most important and influential literary figures in the Spanish-speaking world. The work uncovers indigenous thematic, symbolic, mythological, and stylistic influences in Dario's poetry, and reveals his deep social concerns along with the deep duality of his poetic inspiration, both European and Amerindian.
Dr. Morrow is Assistant Professor of Modern Languages at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto.
Acknowledgements; Preface by Keith Ellis; Introductory Study by Luis Alberto Vittor; Introduction; 1 Critical Contextualization; 2 Early Works; 3 Azul... (1888); 4 Prosas profanas (1896); 5 Cantos de vida y esperanza... (1905); 6 El canto errante (1907); 7 Poema del otono and Otros poemas (1910); 8 Canto a la Argentina y Otros piemas (1911); 9 Del chorro de la fuente (1886-1916); Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.