Horacio Quiroga. (). Decálogo del perfecto cuentista. I. Cree en un maestro —Poe, Maupassant, Kipling, Chejov— como en Dios mismo. II. Cree que. It will hardly surprise anyone if we affirm that in Horacio Quiroga’s texts the end of In his famous “Decálogo del perfecto cuentista” — his epigrammatic list of. Decálogo para el cuentista Julio Ramón Ribeyro () .. Horacio Quiroga – El regreso de Anaconda Horacio Quiroga – Decálogo del perfecto cuentista.

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In fact, the one thing men are universally obsessed with Love your art like a lover, giving it all your heart.

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Don’t write under the influence of emotion. Believe that your art is an inaccessible peak. Edgar Allan PoeAmerican short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre.

Soon, however, he found his own direction in the short story. Hey, thanks for doing the legwork to share those. Let it die and then bring it back. Literature may be classified according to a variety of systems,…. If you want to express with exactitude this—”From the river the cold wind blew”—there are no other words in the human language to express it. They will be useless tales of color on a weak noun.

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After travels in Europe during his youth, Quiroga spent most of his life in Argentinaliving in Buenos Aires and horacioo frequent trips to San Ignacio in the jungle province decakogo Misiones, which provided the material for most of his stories. He wrote strange and disturbing stories and led an equally dark life.

Tuesday, May 15, Quiroga began to suffer from illness and chronic depression; his later writings reflect the overwhelming sense of futility that eventually led to his suicide in a charity hospital. Horacio Quirogaborn December 31,SaltoUruguay—died February 19,Buenos AiresArgentinaUruguayan-born cuenyista writer whose imaginative portrayal of the struggle of man and animal to survive in the tropical jungle earned him recognition as a master of the short story.


In a well-constructed story the first three lines are nearly as important as the last three. Contact our editors with your feedback. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can dep to edit mode requires login. Take your characters by the hand and bring them firmly to the end without seeing anything cuentisat the road you give them.

Posted by Daniel Ausema at 9: As much as you can, resist imitation, but imitate if the influence is too strong. I just can’t say that one is always or even usually a better approach than the other.

When you can do it, you’ll achieve it within even knowing it. Don’t think about your friends when you write, nor in what impression your story will create. He was a journalist for the greater part of his life, briefly a teacher and a justice of the peace. Please try again later. Once you find the precise word, it will have incomparable color; but you must find it. Supposedly one of my favorite writers, Borges, reacted strongly against Quiroga’s writing, but oh well.

Help us improve this article! Exploring his view of life as an endless struggle for survival, Quiroga depicted the primitive and the savage with exotic imagery in such collections as Cuentos de la selva ; Stories of the Jungle and La gallina degollada y otras cuentos ; The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories. He was influenced at first by 19th-century writers: Uruguay, country located on the southeastern coast of South America.

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The fifth one suits cientista control freakishness just fine. The work generally recognized as his masterpiece, Anacondaportrays on several perfectp, philosophical, and symbolic—the battles of cecalogo snakes in the tropical jungle, the nonpoisonous anaconda and the poisonous viper. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of I haven’t read any of his fiction since I was pretty early in my ability to read Spanish, so I’ll make no comment on those right now though reading about him on Answers makes me want to go re-read them.


Yeah, this is the translation I made about a year and a half or two years ago and posted over there at the time one of countless posts and threads to have disappeared.

Although only a few of his works are still read,….

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You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. William FaulknerAmerican novelist and short-story writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. I think I remember you sharing these on FW way back in the day.

The second smallest country on the continent, Uruguay has long been overshadowed politically and economically by the adjacent republics of Brazil and Argentina, with both of which it shares many cultural and historical….