Raúl Larra Collection, 1938-1973
Contained in this small collection is correspondence between Darby Strong, then doctoral candidate at University of New Mexico, and Argentine author Raúl Larra. The majority of the correspondence is in Spanish, although some has been translated into English by Strong. The letters usually revolve around questions that Strong had about the literature of Larra or his personal history and influences. Often times, the conversation and questions deal with Latin American politics and the use of Marx by Latin American intellectuals. In addition to the letters, there are also significant numbers of press clippings and essays about Larra, as well as essays, short stories and copies of two novels written by Larra. These materials are almost exclusively in Spanish, although, like the letters, Strong has translated some of Larra’s writing into English for use in his English-language dissertation.