Other Literary Forms
Lope de Vega Carpio was an incredibly prolific writer. In addition to his plays, which number in the hundreds, he wrote poems, such as La Dragontea (1598; Drake the pirate), El Isidro (1599), La hermosura de Angélica (1602; Angélica’s beauty), Jerusalén conquistada (1609; Jerusalem regained), and La gatomaquia (1634; Gatomachia, 1843). He also wrote several prose works, including La Arcadia (1598), El peregrino en su patria (1604; The Pilgrim: Or, The Stranger in His Own Country, 1621), Los pastores de Belén (1612; the shepherds of Bethlehem), Novelas a Marcia Leonarda (1621; stories for Marcia Leonarda), and La Dorotea (1632). His Égloga a Claudio (1637; eclogue to Claudio), published after his death, contains autobiographical and critical material on his life and work.