The first major study in English of La Gloria de don Ramiro discusses Enrique Lareta's brilliant modernista novel in relation to nineteenth century European and Spanish-American literature, and offers lucid, fresh, and challenging critical analysis of its major themes. "Excellent book. Ibieta's research is solid, well organized, well controlled, and superbly documented; it is a model of fine scholarship." -Myron I. Lichtblau, Hispanic Review. "The reader will find this a thorough and careful examination of Larreta's literary sources." -Annella McDermott, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies.