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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1958. Department of Romance Languages.


Copyright 1958, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this paper is to make an analytical, critical and descriptive study of the published fiction of Ramón Rubín.As of now his writings in this area consist of seventy-four short stories and seven novels.The organization of the study is as follows:

Chapter two will be devoted to an analysis of his short stories.The latter will be classified within five broad groupings: ironical twists, realism, sea stories, humorous elements and “cuentos indianistas.” Inasmuch as the vast majority of Rubín’s stories have to do with the mestizo, a good deal of attention will be given to his literary handling of this racial group.

In Chapter three the author’s seven novels will be studied under the headings: “novelas indias,” “novelas mestizas,” and “novelas criollas.”Special attention will be given to the dramatic conflicts and to character development.The emphasis in this section will be on the “novelas indias.”Such factors as description, environment, superstitions, customs, communal life and tribal laws will be discussed in detail.

In Chapter four our findings will be summarized and an effort made to assess Ramón Rubín’s contribution to contemporary Mexican literature.

Advisor: Boyd G. Carter