La gallina degollada has ratings and 64 reviews. Sleeping with Ghosts said: La lectura no ha sido fácil, posee muchas palabras conjugadas en español. La gallina degollada / The Decapitated Chicken. Illustration. The Decapitated Chicken. All day long the four idiot sons of the Mazzini-Ferraz. La gallina degollada – Horacio Quiroga – Ciudad Seva Texto Completo Martinez Izquierdo Los hermanos idiotas mirando como mata la sirvienta a la gallina.

Author: Nishicage Maulkree
Country: Angola
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Education
Published (Last): 10 July 2014
Pages: 181
PDF File Size: 8.42 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.13 Mb
ISBN: 727-1-53265-664-5
Downloads: 80217
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mazur

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

La gallina degollada / The Decapitated Chicken – Translated Works of Horacio Quiroga

Great short stories but as you can tell from the title, it’s pretty dark. The servant dressed them, gave them food, degollava them down, all with visible brutality.

They watched her search everywhere for a place to rest her toes and climb higher. There are no discussion topics degolladz this book yet. Educate yourself on all that his idiocy will allow him, but no further. Time was running short; they ordered their servant to slaughter one of the chickens.

La gallina degollada by Horacio Quiroga (3 star ratings)

Much like Thomas Hardy, Quiroga had a very depressing life. The closing story, “The Son,” though one of the briefest in the book packs a twist ending worthy of the best of Ambrose Bierce’s shoc A disciple of Poe and Kipling and forerunner to Marquez and Borges, Quiroga was entirely unknown to me before he turned up as an answer in a Halloween horror fiction quiz in the Phila.

He also excelled in portraying mental illness and hallucinatory states, a skill he gleaned from Edgar Allan Poeaccording to some critics. On her fourth birthday little Bertita falls ill, having eaten a surfeit of sweets; in contrast with her brothers she is spoiled and overindulged. In Past Love history repeats itself: Whether characters are dead, dying, or have it soon coming, Quiroga explores it with fervency.


Yet this second disaster sprouted new flames of a dying love, an insane longing to redeem, once and for all, the sanctity of their love. They learned, in time, certain imitative faculties; but could grasp nothing more.

Luis Maria Jesus Garza Soto It’s not surprising then, that he would choose to write on the subject of death. To ask other readers questions about La gallina degolladaplease sign up. See 1 question about La gallina degollada….

When neither solution nor solace are forthcoming, he turns against the church with renewed anger.

Lists with This Book. The boys are in the kitchen. Ben Echarry rated it liked it Mar 17, They know not to make mistakes because galkina forest is unforgiving, and failure often means death.

la gallina degollada and horacio quiroga

Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza 31 December — 19 February was a Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer. After three months of marriage, Mazzini and Berta were beginning to familiarize themselves with the love of a man and woman and husband and wife toward a more vital future: In the end these just felt like standard short stories.

Apr 05, Jo rated it liked it. With this prevailing attitude, there was no possible cure for the four idiot sons. Gabriela rated it liked it Apr 27, After three years, however, they begin to long for another child to make up for the four “beasts” they have already produced. Edit Storyline In this harrowing re-imagining of Quiroga’s classic short story, a literature professor must decide whether to salvage his marriage or amend his negligence towards their three mentally handicapped sons.

At last she decided upon a chair missing a seat, but still she could not see over the wall. I think Quiroga was trying to find some connection to those he’d lost by writing about those types of accidents.


The parents have a violent argument in which the accusations are no longer veiled. Crazy Mother’s love I guess. Those are your sons, all four of them.

Is that what you want to hear? To me, these got under my skin and lingered there. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: He also excelled in portraying mental illness and hallucinatory states.

With his heart destroyed with remorse, Mazzini doubled his love for his son, the little idiot child was now paying for the excesses gaplina his grandfather. The couple feel guilty and bereft but place their hopes in a second child.

What speaks more of the love between two young lovers than the honored consecration of love, freed from the vile egoism of a mutual love without end; and what could be worse for that same love than to be without any possible hope of renewal?

La gallina degollada

Slowly they advanced toward the wall. Open Preview See a Problem? The third part is the present tense of the novel, in which it has been ten years since the young girl left the man. He could get better.

Husband and wife eventually become reconciled, though, and have another child, this time a daughter. Berta, who had run upon hearing the anguished cry of Mazzini responded with a scream of her own.

Yet behind their immense bitterness Mazzini and Berta maintained a great compassion for their four sons. Have u got any digital copy of the decapitated chiken and other stories by Horacio quiroga?