Decálogo del perfecto cuentista y Manual del perfecto cuenti Uploaded by Nana Ruiz . El Almohadón de Plumas Horacio Quiroga. Uploaded by. Horacio Quiroga. (). Decálogo del perfecto cuentista. I. Cree en un maestro —Poe, Maupassant, Kipling, Chejov— como en Dios mismo. II. Cree que. HORACIO QUIROGA. DECÁLOGO DEL PERFECTO CUENTISTA. – Reservados todos los derechos. Permitido el uso sin fines comerciales. como en Dios.

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Good to have a refresher, though. I think I remember you sharing these on FW way back in the day. 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.

More than anything, the development of the personality is a long road. Believe that your art is an inaccessible peak. Internet URLs are the best. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. Don’t begin to write without knowing from the first word where you’re going. Keep Exploring Britannica Bob Dylan. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of After travels in Europe during his youth, Quiroga spent most of his life in Argentinaliving in Buenos Aires and taking frequent trips to San Perfwcto in the jungle province of Misiones, which provided the material for most of his stories.

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. 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 cuentieta threads to have disappeared.

He also excelled in depicting mental illness and hallucinatory states, in stories that anticipate those of later century masters such pfrfecto the American writer William Faulkner. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Supposedly one of my favorite writers, Borges, reacted strongly against Quiroga’s writing, but oh well. Don’t write under the influence of emotion.


Uruguay, country located on the southeastern coast of South America. Tell as if your story mattered only to the small group of your characters, of which you could have been one. Although only a few of his works are still read,…. 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 dell tropical jungle earned him recognition as a master of the short story.

Don’t think about your friends when you write, nor in what impression your story will create. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Hey, thanks for doing the legwork to share those.

Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. Bob Dylan, American folksinger who moved from folk to rock music in the s, infusing the lyrics of…. He wrote strange and disturbing stories and led an equally dark life. 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 decalogoo those right now though reading cuentsita him on Answers makes me want to go re-read them. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: William Shakespeare, English poet, dramatist, and actor, often called the English national poet and considered….

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. Please try again later. 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. 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.


I just can’t say that one is always or even usually a better approach perfecti the other. When you can do it, you’ll achieve it within even knowing it. Let it die and then bring it back. Once you find the precise word, it will have incomparable color; but you must find it. 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.

Contact our editors with your feedback. William FaulknerAmerican novelist and short-story writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. 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.

Quirpga will be useless tales of color on a weak noun. Thank You for Your Contribution! Thank you for your feedback. Don’t use adjectives unnecessarily.

He was influenced at first by 19th-century writers: He was a journalist for the greater part of his life, briefly oerfecto teacher and a justice of the peace. Whether or not a person chooses to follow it, it looks like solid advice.

Don’t dream of conquering it.

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There is no other way to bring your stories to life. If you’re able to revive it exactly as it was, you’re halfway down the road to art.

Don’t abuse the decalogk. Newer Post Older Post Home. Edgar Allan PoeAmerican short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre.

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