Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Great Poems of the World)

In addition to his large body of poetry, Hans Arp wrote a substantial number of lyrical and polemical essays, in which the metaphysical basis of his thought is given its clearest and most systematic expression. These essays are collected in On My Way (1948) and Dreams and Projects (1952). Arp also wrote about his fellow artists in Onze peintres vus par Arp (1949), a collection that helps to clarify the aesthetic values that influenced his own work as a plastic artist. Arp also published two works of fiction: Le Blanc aux pieds de nègre (1945), a collection of short stories, and Tres inmensas novelas (1935), short novels written in collaboration with the Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro.