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Horacio Quiroga was a South American writer (born in Uruguay but he one of the essays he wrote was “Decálogo del perfecto cuentista” or. 4 days ago Horacio Quiroga, (born December 31, , Salto, Uruguay—died the influential “Decalogo del perfecto cuentista” (“Decalogue of the Perfect. HORACIO QUIROGA. DECÁLOGO DEL PERFECTO CUENTISTA. – Reservados todos los derechos. Permitido el uso sin fines comerciales. como en Dios.

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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. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Newer Post Older Post Home. The last time I searched for an English translation of this online, I hhoracio find any, so what follows is my own translation.

He was a journalist for the greater part of his life, briefly a teacher and a justice of the peace. Please try again later. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.

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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 percecto Answers makes me want to go re-read them. declogo

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Horacio Quiroga

We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Don’t think about your friends when you write, nor in what impression your story will create. 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.

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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. I just can’t say that one is always or even usually a better approach than the other. They will be useless tales of color on a weak noun. Literature may be classified according to a variety of systems,…. And he will pursue your love to the ends of the earth.


The work generally recognized as his masterpiece, Anacondaportrays on several levels—realistic, philosophical, and symbolic—the battles of the snakes in the tropical jungle, the nonpoisonous anaconda and the poisonous viper.

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. There is no other way to bring your stories to life. 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 your characters by the hand and bring them firmly to the end without seeing anything beyond the road you give them.

In a well-constructed story the first three lines are nearly as important as the last three. Believe that your art is an inaccessible peak.

Once you find the precise word, it will have incomparable color; but you must find it. 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.

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