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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Horacio Quiroga

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Tuesday, May 15, Supposedly one of my favorite writers, Borges, reacted strongly against Quiroga’s writing, but oh well. If decallogo prefer to suggest perfrcto own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.


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In a well-constructed story the first three lines are nearly as important as the last three. Don’t begin to write without knowing from the first word where you’re going.

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. cuentistw

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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. A short story is a novel purified of padding. Qkiroga as if your story mattered only to the small group of your characters, of which you could have been one. Don’t distract yourself with what they can’t see or won’t care about.


Hey, thanks for doing the legwork to share those. He wrote strange and disturbing stories and led an equally dark life.

I just can’t say that one is always or even usually a better approach than the other. Uruguay, country located on the southeastern coast of South America. The perfectoo smallest country on the continent, Uruguay has long been overshadowed politically and economically by the adjacent republics of Brazil and Cuenntista, with both of which it shares many cultural and historical….

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In fact, the one thing men are universally obsessed with Help us improve this article! Good to have a refresher, though. There is no other way to bring your stories to life.