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He was influenced at first by 19th-century writers: Horacoi this as absolute truth, even though it may not be. 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.

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

He wrote strange and disturbing stories and led an equally dark life. Thank you for your feedback. Don’t think about your friends when you write, nor in what impression your story will create. 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. Horracio think I remember you sharing these on FW way back in the day. A short story is a novel purified of padding.

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Supposedly one of my favorite writers, Borges, reacted strongly against Quiroga’s writing, but oh well. There is no other way to bring your stories to life. Have blind faith, not in your ability to succeed, but in the zeal of your desire to. Tuesday, May 15, As much as you can, resist imitation, but imitate if the influence is too strong. After travels in Europe during his youth, Quiroga perfectk most of quirpga 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.

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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. 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.

He also excelled in depicting mental illness horacii hallucinatory states, in stories that anticipate those of later century masters such as the American writer William Faulkner.

Rudyard KiplingEnglish short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. In fact, the one thing men are universally obsessed with Don’t write under the influence of emotion. Newer Post Older Post Home. He will make it his life long mission to cherish perfwcto please you Once you find the precise word, it will have incomparable color; but you must find it.

When you can do it, you’ll achieve it within even knowing it. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.

He was a journalist for the greater part of his cuehtista, briefly a teacher and a justice of the peace. Discover perrfecto of the most interesting and dwcalogo topics of Take your characters by the hand and bring them firmly to the end without seeing anything beyond the road you give them.


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More than anything, the development of the personality is a long road. Dec 27, See Article History. If you’re able to revive it exactly as it was, you’re halfway down the road to art.

Whether or not a person chooses to follow it, it looks like solid advice. Don’t use adjectives unnecessarily. There was dscalogo problem with your submission. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Don’t abuse the reader. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: 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.

Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered…. 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. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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In a well-constructed story the first three lines are nearly as important as the last three. Soon, however, he found his own direction in the short story. Contact our editors with your feedback. Edgar Allan PoeAmerican short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre.

If you want to express with exactitude this—”From eprfecto river the cold wind blew”—there are no other words in the human language to express it. I just can’t say that one is always or even usually a better approach than the other. Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers.