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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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 perrecto degollada y otras cuentos ; The Decapitated Chicken dle Other Stories.

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….

I’ve certainly had times when I knew from the start where I was going and times when I knew nothing but the opening line. And he will pursue your love to the ends of the earth. Don’t write ohracio the influence of emotion. I think I remember you sharing these on FW way back in the day.

They will be useless tales of color on a weak noun. After travels in Europe during his youth, Quiroga spent most of his life in Argentinaliving in Buenos Aires and taking frequent trips to San Ignacio in the jungle province of Misiones, which provided the material for most of his stories. Newer Post Older Post Home. Don’t think about your friends when you write, nor in what impression your story will create.


William FaulknerAmerican novelist and short-story writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Thank You for Your Contribution! You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Soon, however, he found his own direction in the short story. In a well-constructed vecalogo the first three lines are nearly as important as the last three.

There is no other way to bring your stories to life.

Don’t use adjectives unnecessarily. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and quirogx publication is subject to our final approval. A short story is a novel purified of padding. Literature, a body of written works. 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.

Help us improve this article! Once you’ve found the right words, don’t worry about how they’ll sound, if they’re alliterative or assonant. Take your characters by the hand and bring them firmly to the end without seeing anything beyond the road you give them.

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Uruguay, country located on the southeastern coast of South America. He will make it his life long mission to cherish and please you Sometimes I know where I’m going when I start, but just as often getting halfway through the story is the only way I can figure out how the heck it’s going to end.


Take this as absolute truth, even though it may not be. Supposedly one of my favorite writers, Borges, reacted strongly against Quiroga’s writing, but oh well. 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. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.

Let it die and then bring it back. The fifth one suits my control freakishness just fine.

Horacio Quiroga

Don’t begin to write without knowing from the first word where you’re going. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Posted by Daniel Ausema at 9: He also excelled in depicting mental illness and hallucinatory states, in stories that anticipate those of later century masters such as the American writer William Faulkner. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Horacio Quirogaborn December 31,SaltoUruguay—died February 19,Buenos AiresArgentinaUruguayan-born short-story 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.

More than anything, the development of the personality is a long road. Dec 27, See Article History. If you’re able to revive it exactly as it was, you’re halfway down the road to art.