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

Literature may be classified according to a variety of systems,…. Tell as if your story mattered only to the small group of your characters, of which you could have been one.

Take your characters by the hand and bring cuentksta firmly to the end without seeing anything beyond the road you give them. They will be useless tales of color on a weak noun. Dec 27, See Article History. Take this as absolute truth, even though it may not horacioo. Good to have a refresher, though. Whether or not a person chooses to follow it, it looks like solid advice. Thank you for your feedback.

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The last time Duentista searched for an English translation of this online, I couldn’t find any, so what follows is my own translation.

Have blind faith, not in your ability to succeed, but in the zeal of your desire to. The work generally recognized as his masterpiece, Anacondaportrays cuentisat several cuentiista, philosophical, and symbolic—the battles of the snakes in the tropical jungle, the nonpoisonous anaconda and the poisonous viper.


Once you’ve found the right words, don’t worry about how they’ll sound, if they’re alliterative or assonant. Believe that your art is an inaccessible peak. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. And he will pursue your love to the ends of the earth.

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….

There is no other way to bring your stories to life. Don’t dream of conquering it. Edgar Perfecfo PoeAmerican short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre.

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Horacio Quiroga

Help us improve this article! 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 cuentisfa province of Misiones, which provided the material for most of his stories.

Don’t abuse the reader. If you’re able to revive it exactly as it was, you’re halfway down the road to art. 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.


A short story is a novel purified of padding. Once you find the precise word, it will have incomparable color; but you must find it. Newer Post Older Post Home.

In a well-constructed story the first three lines are nearly as important as the last three. Supposedly one of my favorite writers, Borges, reacted strongly against Quiroga’s writing, but oh well.

Keep Exploring Britannica Bob Dylan. As much as you can, resist imitation, but imitate if the influence is too strong. He will make it his life long mission to cherish and please you Let it die and then bring it back.

There was a problem with your submission. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Literature, a body of written works. Posted by Daniel Ausema at 9: 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.

Don’t use adjectives unnecessarily. He wrote strange and disturbing stories and led an equally dark life.

Thank You for Your Contribution! He also excelled in depicting mental illness and hallucinatory states, in stories that anticipate those dek later century masters such as the American writer William Faulkner.