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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William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered…. As much as you can, resist imitation, but imitate if the influence is too strong. 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 yoracio heck it’s going to end. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Literature, a body of written works. Please try again later.

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Once you find the precise word, it will have incomparable color; but you must find it. The fifth one suits my control freakishness just fine. Don’t think about your friends when you write, nor in what impression your story will create.

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Tell as if your story mattered only to the small group of your characters, of which you cunetista have been one. In fact, the one thing men are universally obsessed with Good to have a refresher, though.

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. 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. 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 quoroga their execution.

Yeah, this is the translation I made about a year and a half or two years ago and eel over there at the time one of cuentistw posts and threads to have disappeared. Don’t begin to write without knowing from the first word where you’re going.

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. Uruguay, country located on the southeastern coast of South America. And he will pursue your love to the ends of the earth.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. He was influenced at first by 19th-century writers: Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Contact our editors with your feedback. 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.


If you’re able to revive it exactly as it was, you’re halfway down the road to art. Don’t write under the influence of emotion. Whether or not a person chooses to follow it, it looks like solid advice. A short story is a novel purified of padding.

If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. 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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Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. He will make it his life long mission to cherish and please you Tuesday, May 15, I just can’t say that one is always or even usually a better approach than the other. 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.