Other literary forms

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

In addition to his novels, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (BLAHS-koh ee-BAHN-yays) wrote early romances, including such works as the novella El conde Garci-Fernández (1928),¡Por la patria! (Romeu el guerrillero) (1888), La araña negra (1928; a collection of short fiction), and¡Viva la república! (1893-1894). Blasco Ibáñez later repudiated these early romances as unworthy of preservation. Blasco Ibáñez also wrote short stories and novelettes, including Fantasías, leyendas, y tradiciones (1887), El adiós a Schubert (1888; stories of a distinctly romantic nature and quite different from the author’s mature pieces), and, later Cuentos valencianos (1896), La condenada (1899), El préstamo de la difunta (1921), Novelas de la costa azul (1924), and Novelas de amor y de muerte (1927). His nonfiction includes Historia de la revolución española, 1808-1874 (1890-1892), París: Impresiones de un emigrado (1893), En el país del arte (1896; In the Land of Art, 1923), Oriente (1907), Argentina y sus grandezas (1910), the thirteen-volume Historia de la guerra europea de 1914 (1914-1919), El militarismo mejicano (1920; Mexico in Revolution, 1920), the three-volume La vuelta al mundo de un novelista (1924-1925; A Novelist’s Tour of the World, 1926); Una nación secuestrada: Alfonso XIII desenmascarado (1924; Alfonso XIII Unmasked: The Military Terror in Spain, 1924), Lo que será la república española: Al país y al ejército (1925), Estudios literarios (1933), and Discursos literarios (1966); and one play, El juez (pb. 1894). Translations of many of Blasco Ibáñez’s short stories have been collected in The Last Lion, and Other Tales (1919) and The Old Woman of the Movies, and Other Stories (1925).