México: Secretaría de Educación Pública (Colección SepSetentas, 73), 1973. First edition. Paperback. 206p., bibl., indices, wrps (plastic coming off the covers). Very Good. Item #38729
Adolf Snaidas, a researcher at Douglas College (Rutgers University), analyzes in this book each of the plays by Xavier Villaurrutia (1903-1950) and relates them to each other by finding thematic constants; for example, social criticism, the conflict between generations, the invention of myths, magic, dreams and the presence of the demonic. This approach allows him to follow the evolution of Villaurrutia's theater from its origins to his latest works. Snaidas's text helps to value, in a global, dapper and clear way, the dramatic production of a first-rate author in Hispanic-American letters.