Horacio Quiroga


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Horacio Quiroga
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BirthplaceSalto, Uruguay
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NationalityUruguayan

Quiroga, Horacio

 

Born Dec. 31, 1878, in Salta; died Feb. 19, 1937, in Buenos Aires. Uruguayan writer.

Quiroga spent almost his entire life in Argentina. His first collection of verses, The Coral Reefs (1901), was influenced by French modernist poets of the early 20th century. His subsequent works were influenced by E. Poe. The collections Stories of Love, Madness, and Death (1917), Stories of the Jungle (1918; Russian translation, 1957), The Savage (1920), Anaconda (1921; Russian translation, 1960), The Exiles (1926), and On the Other Side (1935) contain many realistic short stories and tales about nature, which the author depicted as a force that is tragically hostile to man. Quiroga also dealt with themes of the fantastic, “that which cannot be grasped by the mind,” and pathological psychology. Many of his stories are permeated by pessimism and fatalism.

WORKS

Cuentos, vols. 1–13. Montevideo, 1940–45.

REFERENCES

Kuteishchikova, V. N. Roman Latinskoi Ameriki v XX veke. Moscow, 1964.
Jitrik, N. H. Quiroga. Buenos Aires [1959].
Rodriguez Monegal, E. El desterrado: Vida y obra de Horacio Quiroga. Buenos Aires, 1968.
Rela, W. H. Quiroga. Guía bibliográfica. Montevideo [1967].
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Es por esos mismos anos tambien que la atraccion por el registro de la imagen visual comienza a manifestarse en Horacio Quiroga a traves de su aficion a la fotografia (Rodriguez Monegal 24-25) y que continuara, unos anos mas tarde, en la pasion que desarrolla por el cine.
Of course, there is always room for criticism: I miss Marco Denevi's very short fictions; I would have liked to see Daniel Moyano's work included; I would have relocated Dabove to 25 cuentos argentinos del siglo XX; and I wonder if Horacio Quiroga can be left out.
Horacio Quiroga recomienda no escribir bajo el imperio de las emociones.
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Duncan shows how authors such as Leopoldo Lugones, Ruben Dario, and Horacio Quiroga created stories that were not merely flights of fancy, but ideologically challenging and sophisticated narratives.
Sus clases sobre Horacio Quiroga y sobre el cuento latinoamericano eran verdaderos talleres literarios.
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Horacio Quiroga es el primer cuentista qua cuentista (me gusta esa palabra latina, qua, porque recuerda al agua, aqua, y repetida, qua, qua, parece un senuelo para patos, qua, qua, qua), es un loco perseguido por el infortunio.
Mansilla, Horacio Quiroga, Vargas Llosa, Garcia Marquez, and Carlos Fuentes-Alonso discovers a counternarrative that is an attempt to forswear modernity or to keep it at bay.
--Primero que nada en cuentos que me marcaron mucho, por ejemplo los cuentos de Horacio Quiroga, que me impresionaron desde la primera vez que los lei.
Horacio Quiroga's El hombre artificial (1910) is perhaps the most well-known Latin American sf story about a double, especially since it breaks completely free from the fantastic and mystery modes.