The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories

The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories Horacio Quiroga Margaret Sayers Peden Ed Lindlof Jean Franco
  • Title: The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories
  • Author: Horacio Quiroga Margaret Sayers Peden Ed Lindlof Jean Franco
  • ISBN: 9780299198343
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories Horacio Quiroga Margaret Sayers Peden Ed Lindlof Jean Franco The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories Horacio Quiroga s short stories are infused with the themes of life and death that so obsessed him They span many fiction genres jungle tale Gothic horror story psychological study and morality tal
    Horacio Quiroga s short stories are infused with the themes of life and death that so obsessed him They span many fiction genres jungle tale, Gothic horror story, psychological study, and morality tale and possess a universality that has made him a classic Latin American writer.Horacio Quiroga was a master storyteller and author of over two hundred pieces of Latin AmeriHoracio Quiroga s short stories are infused with the themes of life and death that so obsessed him They span many fiction genres jungle tale, Gothic horror story, psychological study, and morality tale and possess a universality that has made him a classic Latin American writer.Horacio Quiroga was a master storyteller and author of over two hundred pieces of Latin American fiction that have been compared to the works of Poe, Kipling, and London Like his stories, his own life from his birth in Uruguay to his suicide in Argentina was filled with adventure, tragedy, and violence.
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    About Horacio Quiroga Margaret Sayers Peden Ed Lindlof Jean Franco


    1. Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza was an Uruguayan playwright, poet, and above all short story writer.He wrote stories which, in their jungle settings, use the supernatural and the bizarre to show the struggle of man and animal to survive He also excelled in portraying mental illness and hallucinatory states His influence can be seen in the Latin American magic realism of Gabriel Garc a M rquez and the postmodern surrealism of Julio Cort zar.See also enpedia wiki Horacio_


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    1. The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories by Horacio Quiroga was not an easy read Written in eloquent prose, this short story collection is struggles with two main themes running simultaneously throughout the collection One of death in its many forms, and one of admiration I m glad I did not read the introduction and the about the author section until after I finished the book, as both offer a deep look into what lies behind Quiroga s stories Had I read these before, it would have spoiled my rea [...]

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    2. it s of little wonder that horacio quiroga s short stories are so full of death, as his own life was marked by considerable mortal tragedy the accidental death of his father, his inadvertent shooting of a close friend, the suicide of his first wife, and, later, his own self induced cyanide poisoning the uruguayan writer, active throughout the early decades of the last century, is best known for his short stories, and is often credited with inspiring the works of both cort zar and garc a m rquez [...]

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    3. It isn t often I discover a collection of horror stories that trills me as much as this ultra morbid book by Horacio Quiroga The publisher, the University of Wisconsin Press, appropriately compares Quiroga to Poe, Kipling, and Jack London though a horror reference even apt than Poe, I think, would be Ambrose Bierce.Quiroga 1878 1937 was born in Uruguay but spent much of his adult life in the jungles of Argentina, where many of these stories take place His stories are all thematically centered a [...]

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    4. A collection of 100 year old stories as relevant as anything written this week Guess humans don t change much Quiroga writes magical realism so well that I was often completely surprised by turns and twists The line between realism and hallucination can be quite curious Some stories are quite sad, others terrifying, but never gratuitous His writing clearly affected Cortazar, Borges and other writers that followed.The illustrations are among the finest i ve ever seen Pen and ink drawings by Ed Li [...]

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    5. Wow, this is great Quiroga really is like a laconic Poe carving a life out of the jungle The title story is something else macabre, darkly funny, thrilling, upsetting This is just about as no bullshit as you can get, but never minimalist The work of a man who believes in cutting to the chase, who appears to think wastage the ultimate failure But vivid, consuming you can feel see touch these tales Fully the equal of Chile s Francisco Coloane It s no wonder this Uruguayan is so respected in Latin [...]

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    6. For my full length review, pleae visit Caual Debris.Horacio Quiroga s fiction is quite tame compared to his tragic life His father dies from an accidental gunshot wound returning from a hunting trip As a young man teaching his best friend how to use a gun in preparation for a duel he accidentally kills him His first wife commits suicide with arsenic and his second simply runs away from their remote country home He also uses arsenic to end his own life, after which both of his children, on separa [...]

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    7. Quiroga es conocido por sus cuentos sangrientos y finales tr gicos Es simplemente hermoso como usa cada linea para describir el lugar y las emociones y o acciones de los personajes, sus finales son emocionantes y dan qu pensar.Lo mismo pas con La gallina degollada, la historia es cautivante y el final es fuera de serie Quiroga definitivamente es nico escribiendo cuentos sangrientos.

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    8. La lectura no ha sido f cil, posee muchas palabras conjugadas en espa ol del 1800, por lo cual deb detenerme y afianzarlas Sobre la historia, tuve como una reminiscencia a Frankenstein, y termin temblando del horror al final del cuento Horrorizada de lo que ste hombre escrib a O

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    9. Dram tico y escalofriante Le s lo ste cuento de 9 p ginas.

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    10. Mis favoritos fueron Nuestro primer cigarro, El almohad n de plumas y La meningitis y su sombra.

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    11. I read this for a capstone class in college, and was surprised I enjoyed it In fact, I ended up writing my final paper for the class about the author It s about as dark as it sounds, but there s a certain draw to it I found I couldn t tear myself away Much like Thomas Hardy, Quiroga had a very depressing life Most of his family and friends died before him, several from bizarre, freak accidents It s not surprising then, that he would choose to write on the subject of death This is a collection of [...]

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    12. While some of the stories were super creepy and thought provoking, ultimately I didn t find them unique enough to stand up against other masters in the genre For example, if you want creepy short stories, just read Poe Or if you want stories that engage in interesting metaphysical ideas, read Borges In the end these just felt like standard short stories Nothing phenomenal, but not bad either Just good.

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    13. Demasiado crudo para mi gusto personal teniendo en cuenta el tema en cuesti n , mas he de reconocer que es un muy buen cuento por ser capaz de crear tal impacto emocional.Too crude for my personal taste considering the subject in question , however I must acknowledge that it s a really good short story for being able to create such an emotional impact.

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    14. Brillante Sant simo, lo am.

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    15. Es un cuento casi perfecto tanto que es imposible no dejar de intuir las caras de ellos.

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    16. Horacio Quiroga 1878 1937 is not a name that I think most English speaking readers know.One part de Maupassant for fluidity one part Kafka for the uncanny or Freud s das Unheimliche and one part Edgar Allan Poe for psychological horror and the last portion belongs to him alone his own inimitable narrative and plots and what we have is a writer to admire, one who preceded all of the magic realist writers Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Arturo Uslar Pietri in Latin [...]

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    17. No hay muchos autores que puedan crear una imagen tan veros mil en la mente del lector como Horacio Quiroga Leyendo sus cuentos de terror, uno se siente como si estuviera viendo una pel cula de terror Como si fuera real la historia triste de Berta y Mazzini, una pareja cuyo deseo m s grande ha sido tener un hijo sano, pero por razones desconocidas Berta ha dado a luz a tres chicos enfermos A pesar de tanta desgracia los padres siguen teniendo la esperanza de una vida normal con un ni o sano que [...]

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    18. The Decapitated Chicken is a collection of gothic short stories most involving death, madness, and suffering set in the harsh environs of Uraguay The stories are often reminiscent of Poe or Maupassant with a tragic twist at the end and a sense of foreboding throughout But Quiroga is not a mere imitator, and some of the stories are stylistically quite different such as one narrated by dogs and another by snakes, which sounds pretty ridiculous but actually works quite well in both stories The sett [...]

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    19. Really fascinated by this author Horacio Quiroga I d never heard of him before receiving this book as a birthday present But now I m utterly fascinated with him.Clearly obsessed with death, Quiroga anchors every story in this collection in some process of it Whether characters are dead, dying, or have it soon coming, Quiroga explores it with fervency.I loved a lot of these stories Sunstroke , The Son , Juan Darien and The Decapitated Chicken especially To me, these got under my skin and lingered [...]

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    20. A disciple of Poe and Kipling and forerunner to Marquez and Borges, Quiroga was entirely unknown to me before he turned up as an answer in a Halloween horror fiction quiz in the Phila Inquirer This uneven collection of stories run from sublime jungle stories Anaconda, Juan Darien to uneven revenge tales A Slap in the Face and the sickening title story The closing story, The Son, though one of the briefest in the book packs a twist ending worthy of the best of Ambrose Bierce s shockers.

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    21. The Feathered Pillow is great bedtime story for those who believe there life could be sucked out by a parasite.The Decapitated Chickenis than just a murdered chicken Crazy Mother s love I guess.Juan Darien a story of a tiger boy Racism and revenge.Horacio Quiroga bases his stories on life experience with a given twist of imagination Very deep with explained surroundings Above the top three favorites for me but all worth a read Originally published from 1907 1935

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    22. Estos par sitos de las aves, diminutos en el medio habitual, llegan a adquirir ciertas condiciones proporcionales enormes La sangre humana parece serles particularmente favorable, y no es raro hallarlos en los almohadones de pluma La gallina degollada 5 5 A la deriva 3 5 El potro salvaje 4 5 Una estaci n de amor 3 5 El almohad n de plumas 5 5

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    23. i prolly didnt do this book justice some of the short stories were really good imo, but i didnt even get to read all of them, and some were ok or kinda meh i guess cause i didnt rly get them or like i didnt bother reading them in depth sry D

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    24. Quiroga can be best summed up with Irony and a touch of gore I wouldn t say his stories are too much to stomach, as their message is much stronger than that, but they are somewhat controversial i.e I got in trouble for teaching his readings to my Spanish high school students in 99.

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    25. quite a Edgar Allen Poe feel throughout the read, but I would recommend it

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    26. Horacio writes expertly about animal life The highlights of this book are Anaconda and Juan Darien Splendid writing

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