Guillermo de Torre (Madrid, 1900-Buenos Aires, 1971), was a poet and theoretician of Ultraism, essayist and literary critic, impeccable editor and mediator between Spain and Latin America. He is a leading figure in Spanish culture. His outstanding books Literaturas europeas de vanguardia (1925), Historia de las literaturas de vanguardia (1965), as well as his participation in magazines such as La Gaceta Literaria or Sur, and in the creation of the Colección Austral, make him a cultural totem of the time.
De la aventura al orden gathers a wide sample of his essay production. Literature and art, Rimbaud and Freud, Picasso and Gómez de la Serna, Azorín, Sartre or César Vallejo, all appear in his notes in the form of short essays.
Domingo Ródenas de Moya (Cehegín, Murcia, 1963), professor of Spanish Literature at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona and literary critic, has been responsible for the prologue and compilation of this volume as a specialist in avant-garde literature.