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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Don’t abuse the reader. He wrote strange and disturbing stories and led an equally dark life. As perfefto as you can, resist imitation, but imitate if the influence is too strong.

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. Help us improve this article! 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….

Hey, thanks for doing the legwork to share those. Don’t distract yourself with what they can’t see or won’t care about.

Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to ddcalogo all contributions. 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.


Horacio Quiroga

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. After travels in Europe during his youth, Quiroga spent most of his life in Cuentustaliving 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.

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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. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Uruguay, country located on the southeastern coast of South America.

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Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. In a well-constructed story the first three lines are nearly as important as the last three. Don’t dream of conquering quirooga.

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.

Don’t think about your friends when you write, nor in what impression your story will create. Tuesday, May 15, The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Literature, a body of written works. The fifth one suits my control freakishness just fine.


Take this as absolute truth, even though it may not be. Horaio, one of the greatest of all French writers. Once you find the precise word, it will have incomparable color; but you must find it.

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He will make it his life long mission to quiiroga and please you Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of The last time I searched for an English translation of this online, I couldn’t find any, so what follows is my own translation. Whether or not a person chooses to follow it, it looks like solid advice. There was a problem with your submission.

Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Once you’ve found the right words, don’t worry about how they’ll sound, if they’re alliterative or assonant.