Spanish literary critics and poets of the stature of Juan Ramón Jiménez, Gerardo Diego, Rafael Alberti and Pedro Salinas, have noted repeatedly the importance of Fernando Villalón's work, and the originality and significance of his poetry. The present book is the first in-depth study of Villalón's literary production. It examines how the extraordinary popularity Villalón enjoyed as a person has to a great extent overshadowed his work, and separates, finally, the myth relative to Villalón's personality and life-style from historical reality. "Una buena aportación a los estudios en torno a Villalón ... libro completo, ameno, y documentado." -Francisco Javier Díez de Revenga, Romance Quarterly.