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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I think I remember you sharing these on FW way back in the day.

Love your art like a lover, giving it all your heart. Supposedly one of my favorite writers, Borges, reacted strongly against Quiroga’s writing, but oh well.

Yeah, this is the translation I made about a year and a half or two years ago and posted over there at the time one of countless posts and threads to have disappeared.

The last time I searched for an English translation of this online, I couldn’t find any, so what follows is my own translation. As much as you can, resist imitation, but imitate if the influence is too strong. William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered…. I just can’t say that one is always or even usually a better approach than the other.

Take this as absolute truth, even though it may not be. He also excelled in depicting mental illness and hallucinatory states, in stories that anticipate those of later century masters such as the American writer William Faulkner. Good to have a refresher, though. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. 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….


And he will pursue your love to the ends of the earth. Internet URLs are the best. William FaulknerAmerican novelist and short-story writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. 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. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.

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.

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Horacio Quiroga

Take your characters by the hand and bring them firmly to the end without seeing anything beyond the road you give them. A short story is a novel purified of padding. Don’t use adjectives unnecessarily. Help us improve this article!

Rudyard KiplingEnglish short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of Cuuentista imperialism, his tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Thank you for your feedback.

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Horacio Quiroga | Uruguayan writer |

Don’t write under the influence of emotion. Literature, a body of written works. Don’t dream of conquering it. Don’t think about your friends when you write, nor in what impression your story will create.

In a well-constructed story the first three prrfecto are nearly as important as the last three. If you’re able to revive it exactly as it was, you’re halfway down the road to art.

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Posted by Daniel Ausema at 9: More than anything, the development of the personality is a long road. Let it die and then bring it back. 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 jungle province of Misiones, which provided the material for most of his stories. Tuesday, May 15, Once you find the precise word, it will have incomparable color; but you must find it.

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Don’t distract yourself with what they can’t see or won’t care about. He was a journalist for the greater part of his life, briefly a teacher and a justice of the peace.

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. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Hey, thanks for doing the legwork to share those. In fact, the one thing men are universally obsessed with 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.