Río Piedras: Ediciones de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 1961. First edition. Paperback. 202p., wrps. Good. Item #188730
This is a reprinting of a doctoral dissertation (University of Mexico) first published in 1934. It was then and still is a valuable study which goes further and deeper than its title implies, dealing at length with indianista elements in literature of the conquest and colonial period and with foreign influence (Montaigne, Voltaire, Rousseau, Marmontel, Saint-Pierre, Chateaubriand, Fenimore Cooper, Humboldt, Scott) on later works.