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Historias lúcidas [Lucid stories]

Historias Lucidas comprises a selection of previously unknown novels by d’Ors. These are Sijé, Oceanografía del Tedio, Magín, El Sueño es Vida, Historia de las Esparragueras and Aldemaediana. D’Ors had a skill as a storyteller, and novelist during a time of crisis in narrative fiction (in the ‘20s). Despite being little known, D’Ors published stories and novels, essays, (hybrid, fragmented, and discontinued), are of great interest that can be read today as examples of the modern novel.

The philosopher and writer, Xavier Pla, Professor of literature at the University of Gerona, was responsible for selecting the texts included in this volume.

Testigo de excepción. Crítica periódica sobre literatura de la Vanguardia [Exceptional witness. Journalistic critique on avant-garde literature]

Juan Chabás (Denia, 1900 – La Habana, 1954) was a prolific article writer and essayist who displayed great intellectual curiosity. He evolved into a highly influential individual who assisted the most important artistic-literary period of contemporary times: the historical avant-garde. With his journalistic critique and the volume Poetas de Todos los Tiempos, he managed to elevate the essayist prose to the highest level of exquisiteness and beauty. 

Javier Pérez Bazo, Faculty Chair of Spanish literature at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaurès (France) and author of over twenty volumes on contemporary literature, is responsible for the selection of texts in this volume.

Ensayos [Essays]

Fernando Vela (Oviedo, 1888 - Llanes, 1966) was a well-known figure in Spanish culture and his name was highly respected in the Spanish journalism world. He was responsible for publishing the magazine Revista  de Occidente, together with José Ortega y Gasset. This collection of essays is a testimony to his broad scope of interests that spanned history and modern times, as well as literature and art, politics, sociology, philosophy and science. Although Vela was published in several compilations, a small percentage of his excellent works remain unpublished.

Eduardo Creus, Professor of Spanish literature at the University of Turin, has compiled the best essays included in this volume, and also wrote the introduction.

Artículos selectos [Selected articles]

Exile and an early death made Juan José Domenchina (Madrid, 1898-CIudad de México, 1959) one of the great forgotten authors of prose of the generation of ’27, despite him being one of the most influential writers in the Spanish literary scene during the pre-war period. He had a highly personal style with ties to both conceptist and Baroque trends. After his forced exile, Juan José Domenchica evolved into an existential poet full of pain and suffering yet, at times, exuding a certain hope.

This hispanist and expert gongorist, Amelia de Paz has gathered in this volume the best of his articles and is also responsible for the inspirational introduction.

Nostalgia, intimidad y aristocracia [Nostalgia, intimacy and aristocracy]

Agustín de Foxá (Madrid, 1906-1959) continues to be a distinguished author within Spanish 20th century literature. His name is associated with a dark time in history and this memorable novel was written as war propaganda. The present anthology reveals various previously unknown records of his writing. He projected a distinctive view in virtually all genres. This book offers a global interpretation of a complex career and encourages the in-depth study of the works of Count Foxá regardless of the clichés.

The philosopher and writer Jordi Amat was responsible for the selection of the texts included in this volume and wrote the prologue.