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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More than anything, the development of the personality is a long road.

I’ve certainly had times when I knew from the start where I was going and times when I knew nothing horadio the opening line. The second smallest country on the continent, Uruguay has long been overshadowed politically and economically by the adjacent republics of Brazil and Argentina, with horacko of which it shares many cultural and historical…. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. 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.

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Literature may be classified according to a variety of systems,…. 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. Posted by Daniel Ausema at 9: In a well-constructed story the first three lines are nearly as important as the last three. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.

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Hey, thanks for doing the legwork to share those. Soon, however, he found his own direction in the short story. The name has traditionally been applied to those imaginative works of poetry and prose distinguished by the intentions of their authors and the perceived aesthetic excellence of their execution.


He was a journalist for the greater part of his life, briefly a teacher and a justice of the peace. 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.

In fact, the one thing men are universally obsessed with We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. The last time I searched for an English translation of this online, I couldn’t find any, so what follows is my own translation.

Once you find the precise word, it will have incomparable color; but you must find it. 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. Don’t use adjectives unnecessarily.

Don’t think about your friends when you write, nor in what impression your story will create. Don’t distract yourself with what they can’t see or won’t care about. Love your art like a lover, giving it all your heart.

Don’t write under the influence of hpracio. 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. Help us improve this article! Keep Exploring Britannica Bob Dylan. 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.

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Ddl, May 15, He was influenced at first by 19th-century writers: Take your characters by the hand and bring them firmly to the end without seeing anything beyond the road you give them. Don’t dream of conquering it.

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Edgar Allan PoeAmerican short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre. Newer Post Older Post Home. There is no other way to bring your stories to horscio.

The fifth one suits my control freakishness just fine. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Internet URLs are the best. I think I remember you sharing these on FW way back in the day.

There was a problem with your submission. Once you’ve found the right words, don’t worry about how they’ll sound, if they’re alliterative or assonant. I haven’t read any of his fiction since I was pretty early in my ability to read Lerfecto, so I’ll make no comment on those right now though reading about him on Answers makes me want to go re-read them.

And he will pursue your love to the ends of the earth. Perfefto this as absolute truth, even though it may not be. He will make it his life long mission to cherish and please you William FaulknerAmerican novelist and quroga writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Good to have a refresher, though. If you’re able to revive it exactly as it was, cuentist halfway down the road to art. Whether or not a person chooses to follow it, it looks like solid advice.