Eugenio d'Ors (Barcelona, 1881-Vilanova i la Geltrú, 1954) was a Spanish writer, essayist, journalist, cartoonist, philosopher and art critic. He became known in the 1920s, a time of crisis in narrative fiction, and today he has been unfairly displaced from his place as one of the great thinkers and writers of the Spanish twentieth century.
The title Historias lúcidas is retrieved to present a selection of unknown novels by the author. These are Sijé, Oceanografía del tedio, Magín, El sueño es vida, Historia de las esparragueras and Aldeamediana. D'Ors published stories and novels, dubbed from essays, hybrid, fragmentary and discontinuous, works of great interest, which today represent samples of novelistic modernism.
The philologist and writer Xavier Pla (Girona, 1966), professor of literature at the University of Girona, was responsible for the selection of texts included in this volume. He is the editor of Eugenio d'Ors' Catalan work and the author of several essays, including Simenon i la conexión catalana, which received the Joan Fuster Prize in 2006.