The Spanish reception, poetics, and ideology of Henryk Sienkiewicz’s short stories
Henryk Sienkiewicz is well known in the world mainly for his novel Quo vadis?. He is one of the 19th century’s masters of short stories, although this form of his creative activity is not well known outside Poland, especially in Spain. The aim of this article is to show the basic content of short narrative forms of the Polish writer, which arose between his journey to United States (1876) and the first edition of Ogniem i mieczem (With Fire and Sword) in 1884. The aspects of their poetics as well as ideology are also considered. The author of the article pays attention to the reception of Sienkiewicz’s works in Spain and the works of Emilia Pardo Bazán devoted to the Polish author.