Questions of religious difference emerge in these texts as primarily Catholic writers encounter the various religions in New York City and, more importantly, mainstream protestant values of American society. There is a struggle among the intellectual elite of the early 20th century, around secularization of modern society and the heritage of New England based Victorian morals. On the one hand, Spanish writers of the 20s and 30s confront the increasing atheism of modern society while on the other, the particular values of American protestantism.

García Lorca, Federico.  Carta a su familia.