A poet and theorist of Ultraism, impeccable editor and a mediator between Spain and Latin America, Guillermo de Torre (Madrid, 1900 – Buenos Aires, 1971) is an important figure in Spanish culture. His great books: Literaturas europeas de vanguardia (1925), Historia de las literaturas de vanguardia (1965), together with the magazines he founded, such as La Gaceta Literaria or Sur or the Colección Austral book series set him apart as being a cultural leader of the period. De la aventura al orden comprises a wide collection of his work in the form of essays, literature and art. He writes on Rimbaud and Freud, Picasso and Gomez de la Serna, Azorín, Sartre o Cesar Vallejo at a time which was on the brink of the abyss.
The Spanish Literature Professor at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona and literary critic, Domingo Ródenas de Moya, has been in charge of the prologue and of compiling this volume as a specialist in avant-garde literature.