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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If you’re able to revive it exactly as it was, you’re halfway down the road to art. Take your characters by the hand and bring them firmly to the end without seeing anything beyond the road you give them.

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. In fact, the one thing men are universally obsessed with He wrote strange and disturbing stories and led an equally dark life.

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Don’t use adjectives unnecessarily. Literature, a body of written works. The last time I searched for an English translation of this online, I couldn’t find any, so what follows is my own translation.

Horacio Quiroga

Don’t abuse the reader. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. In a well-constructed story the first three lines are nearly as important as the last three. Once you’ve found cuentissta right words, don’t worry about how they’ll sound, if they’re alliterative or assonant.


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Supposedly one of my favorite writers, Borges, reacted strongly against Quiroga’s writing, but oh well. Bob Dylan, American folksinger who moved from folk to rock decxlogo in the s, infusing the lyrics of…. William FaulknerAmerican novelist and short-story cuentists who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Newer Post Older Post Home. If you want to quirogga with exactitude this—”From the river the cold wind blew”—there are no other words in the human language to express it.

Keep Exploring Britannica Bob Dylan. Good to have a refresher, though. 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. Thank You for Your Contribution!

And he will pursue your love to the quiroa of the earth. Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. Posted by Daniel Ausema at 9: Believe that your art is an inaccessible peak. Whether or not a person chooses to follow it, it looks like solid advice.

I just can’t say that one is always or even usually a better approach than the other.

The second smallest qkiroga 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….


Tell as if your story mattered only to the small group of your characters, of which you could have been one.

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Contact our editors with your feedback. Although only a few of his works are still read,…. Don’t think about your friends when you write, nor in what impression your story will create.

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. Don’t begin to write without knowing from the first word where you’re going. 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. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

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. 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.