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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Literature, a body of written works. They will be useless tales of color on a weak noun. Horacio Quirogaborn Qjiroga 31,SaltoUruguay—died February 19,Buenos AiresArgentinaUruguayan-born short-story writer whose imaginative portrayal of the struggle of man and animal to survive in cuntista tropical jungle earned him recognition as a master of the short story. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.


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. As much as you can, resist imitation, but imitate if the influence is too strong.

Supposedly one of my favorite writers, Borges, reacted strongly against Quiroga’s writing, but oh well. Don’t abuse the reader. 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.

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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 xuentista heck it’s going to end. Have blind faith, not in your ability to succeed, but in the zeal of your desire to. Once you find the precise word, it will have incomparable color; but you must find it.


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Learn More in these related Britannica articles: He was a journalist for the greater part of his life, briefly a teacher and a justice of the peace. 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. He wrote strange and disturbing stories and led an equally dark life. Thank You for Your Contribution! Help us improve this article!