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About the Author : J. Buy New View Book. About AbeBooks. Throughout the year Quiroga lived in a basement with his children on Avenue Canning, alternating his diplomatic work with setting up a home office and working on many stories, which were being published in prestigious magazines.
Quiroga collected most of the stories in several books, the first was Tales of Love, Madness and Death Manuel Galvez, owner of a publishing firm, had suggested that he write it and the volume immediately became a huge success with audiences and critics, consolidating Quiroga as the true master of the Latin American short story. Quiroga dedicated this book to his children, who accompanied him during that rough period of poverty in the damp basement. The next year, following the idea of "The Consistory", Quiroga founded the Anaconda Association, a group of intellectuals involved in cultural activities in Argentina and Uruguay.
His only play, The Slaughtered , was published in and was released in , when Anaconda was released another book of short stories. Between and , Quiroga served as secretary of a cultural embassy to Brazil and he published his new book: The Desert stories. For a while the writer was devoted to film criticism, taking charge of the magazine section of "Atlantis, The Home and The Nation". He also wrote the screenplay for a feature film The Florida Raft that was never filmed. Shortly thereafter, he was invited to form a School of Cinematography by Russian investors, but it was unsuccessful.
Quiroga then returned to Misiones. He tried to persuade her parents to let her go to live in the jungle with him. Palacio's parents' unrelenting rejection of this idea and the consequent failure of the relationship inspired the theme of his second novel, Past love published later, in The novel contains autobiographical elements of the strategies he used himself to get the girl, such as leaving messages in a hollowed branch, sending letters written in code and trying to dig a long tunnel to her room with thoughts of kidnapping her.
Finally, the parents grew tired of Quiroga's attempts and took her away so he was forced to renounce his love. In the workshop in his house, he built a boat he christened Gaviota. His home was on the water and he used the boat to go from San Ignacio downriver to Buenos Aires and on numerous river expeditions.
In early , Quiroga returned to Buenos Aires and rented a villa in a suburban area. A lover of classical music, Quiroga often attended the concerts of the Wagner Association.
He also tirelessly read technical texts, manuals on mechanics, and books on arts and physics. In , Quiroga decided to raise and domesticate wild animals, while publishing his new book of short stories, Exiles. To do this, he got a decree transferring his consular office to a nearby city. He was devoted to living quietly in the jungle with his wife and daughter. Due to a change of government, his services were declined and he was expelled from the consulate. To exacerbate Quiroga's problems, his wife did not like living in the jungle, so fighting and violent discussions became a daily occurrence.
In this time of frustration and pain he published a collection of short stories titled Beyond From his interest in the work of Munthe and Ibsen , Quiroga began reading new authors and styles and began planning his autobiography. In Quiroga began to experience uncomfortable symptoms, apparently related to prostatitis or another prostate disease.
With the pain intensifying and difficulty urinating, his wife managed to convince him to go to Posadas, where he was diagnosed with prostate hypertrophy. But the problems continued for the Quiroga family: his wife and daughter left him permanently, leaving him alone and sick in the jungle. They went back to Buenos Aires, and the writer's spirits fell completely in the face of this serious loss.
When he could not stand the disease anymore, Quiroga traveled to Buenos Aires for treatment. In , an exploratory surgery revealed that he suffered from an advanced case of prostate cancer, untreatable and inoperable.
When Quiroga was in the emergency ward, he had learned that a patient was shut up in the basement with hideous deformities similar to those of the infamous English Joseph Merrick the " Elephant Man ". Taking pity, Quiroga demanded that the patient, named Vicent Batistessa, be released from confinement and moved into his room. As expected, Batistessa befriended and paid eternal gratitude to the great storyteller. Feeling desperate about his present suffering and realizing that his life was over, he told Batistessa his plan to shorten his suffering and Batistessa promised to help.
That morning February 19, in the presence of his friend, Horacio Quiroga drank a glass of cyanide that killed him within minutes of unbearable pain. His body was buried in the grounds of the Casa del Teatro de la Sociedad Argentina de Escritores SADE , of which he was the founder and vice-president, although his remains were later repatriated to his homeland. Many of his stories belong to this movement, embodied in his work Tales of Love, Madness and Death.
Quiroga was also inspired by British writer Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book , which is shown in his own Jungle Tales , a delightful exercise in fantasy divided into several stories featuring animals. His Ten Rules for the Perfect Storyteller , dedicated to young writers, provides certain contradictions with his own work.
While the Decalogue touts an economic and precise style, using few adjectives, natural and simple wording, and clarity of expression, in many of his own stories Quiroga did not follow his own principles, using ornate language, with plenty of adjectives and at times ostentatious vocabulary. As he further developed his particular style, Quiroga evolved into realistic portraits often anguished and desperate of the wild nature around him in Misiones: the jungle, the river, wildlife, climate, and terrain make up the scaffolding and scenery in which his characters move, suffer, and often die.
Especially in his stories, Quiroga describes the tragedy that haunts the miserable rural workers in the region, the danger and suffering to which they are exposed, and how this existential pain is perpetuated to succeeding generations.
He also experimented with many subjects considered taboo in the society of the early twentieth century. In his first book, Coral Reefs , consisting of 18 poems, 30 pages of poetic prose, and four stories, Quiroga shows his immaturity and adolescent confusion. On the other hand, he shows a glimpse of the modernist style and naturalistic elements that would come to characterize his later work. His two novels, History of a Troubled Love and Past Love , deal with the same theme that haunted the author in his personal life: love affairs between older men and teenage girls.
In the first novel, Quiroga divided the action into three parts. In the first, a nine-year-old girl falls in love with an older man.
In the second part, it is eight years later, and the man, who had noticed her affection, begins to woo her. The third part is the present tense of the novel, in which it has been ten years since the young girl left the man.
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In Past Love history repeats itself: a grown man returns to a place after years of absence and falls for a young woman he had loved as a child. Knowing the personal history of Quiroga, the two novels feature some autobiographical components. Also, in these novels, there is a great deal of emphasis on the opposition of the girls' parents, rejection that Quiroga had accepted as part of his life and that he always had to deal with.
The critics never liked his novels and called his only play, The Slaughtered , "a mistake. This makes sense since Quiroga was the first person to be concerned about the technical aspects of the short story, tirelessly honing his style for which he always returns to the same subjects to reach near-perfection in his last works.
Though clearly influenced by modernism, he gradually begins to turn the decadent Uruguayan language to describing the natural surroundings with meticulous precision. But he makes it clear that Nature's relationship with man is always one of conflict. Loss, injury, misery, failures, starvation, death, and animal attacks plague Quiroga's human characters. Nature is hostile, and it almost always wins.
Quiroga's morbid obsession with torment and death is much more easily accepted by the characters than by the reader: in the narrative technique the author uses, he presents players accustomed to risk and danger, playing by clear and specific rules. They know not to make mistakes because the forest is unforgiving, and failure often means death. Nature is blind but fair, and the attacks on the farmer or fisherman a swarm of angry bees, an alligator, a bloodsucking parasite, etc. Sensitive, excitable, given to impossible love, thwarted in his commercial enterprises but still highly creative, Quiroga waded through his tragic life and suffered through nature to construct, with the eyes of a careful observer, narrative work that critics considered "autobiographical poetry".
Perhaps it is this "internal realism" or the "organic" nature of his writing that created the irresistible draw that Quiroga continues to have on readers. A species of South American snake, Apostolepis quirogai , is named in his honor. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Horacio Quiroga.
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