Other literary forms
With the exception of the novel A.M.D.G., the major writings of Ramón Pérez de Ayala (PAY-rayz day ah-YAH-lah) are compiled in the four volumes of his Obras completas (1964), edited by J. García Mercadel. Pérez de Ayala’scanon shows that he was an author of varied talents and interests. Although he is best known for his novels, Pérez de Ayala began his career with the publication of a volume of poems, La paz del sendero (1904; the peace of the path). This was followed by two more poetry collections, El sendero innumerable (1916; the path of infinite variations) and El sendero andante (1921; the flowing path).
Pérez de Ayala was also a prolific essayist, contributing about one thousand articles to newspapers on topics ranging from literary criticism to politics and travel. Most of these essays were subsequently compiled and published.