Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte es un libro de cuentos de Horacio Quiroga publicado en Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza Salto, Uruguay, 31 de diciembre de — Buenos Aires, Argentina, 19 de febrero de fue un cuentista, dramaturgo y poeta uruguayo. Sus relatos, que a menudo retratan a la naturaleza bajo rasgos temibles y horrorosos, y como enemiga del ser humano, le valieron ser comparado con el estadounidense Edgar Allan Poe. Convert currency. Add to Basket.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Cuentos de amor, de locura y de muerte. Feb 14, Amalia Gavea rated it it was amazing Shelves: short-stories , south-america , classics , gothic-fiction , uruguay , world-literature , magical-realism , world-culture , anthologies.
But I am certain that the howling of a mad dog, running nightly circles around our house, would make everyone feel the same foreboding nervousness. It is a sharp, loud, agonizing howl, as if the animal is dying right there and then, a scream of macabre feelings, the feelings of a mad life.
A tortured ''I don't know whether the howling of an epileptic gives others the impression of a beastly, otherworldly scream.
A tortured soul who lived a troubled life, constantly faced with terror, loss, and death, he produced short stories that reflect the murky depths of the human soul, stripped naked of all reservations in the face of obsession and denial that slowly lead into madness. Most of the stories in this collection require a strong stomach and leave you with an intense feeling of dread. These are stories of love, madness and death, the three forces that walk hand-in-hand by our side, waiting and wanting to awaken.
The translation is below average but what can you do I have translated the titles in English from Spanish as accurately as I can. El Solitario The Brooch : A mild-mannered jewelry maker has to put up with his wife's maddening vision of non-existent greatness. The end is highly justifiable La Gallina Degollada The Decapitated Hen : A story of a cursed family and one of the most terrifying pieces of Literature you will ever read This is the perfect Gothic Horror story.
A la Deriva Following the Flow : A man's hallucinations under the influence of deathly poison. This collection is not an easy read. But if you are a lover of the bizarre, the dark and the macabre and if you want to experience writing that exposes each one of our vices, Quiroga is waiting View all 14 comments.
Shelves: 4-stars , classicsth. I got the french translation as I unfortunately don't speak Spanish. It's an amazing book, not for the faint of heart, and I love it.
I'll try to translate some parts from French to English to write my review with at least a quote and the titles of the stories, so RTC.
Nov 07, Leland rated it really liked it. One of the first books I read in Spanish and thoroughly enjoyed. A series of dark, sometimes morbid short stories that are simple, but vividly written, taking place mostly in the jungle in the early 20th century. His stepfather committed suicide, he accidentally shot and killed his best friend, his first wife committed suicide, he committed One of the first books I read in Spanish and thoroughly enjoyed.
His stepfather committed suicide, he accidentally shot and killed his best friend, his first wife committed suicide, he committed suicide after finding out he had stomach cancer, and his two children committed suicide.
In many respects it is an uneven set of stories which makes it difficult to opinionate about the collection as a whole. This fact is reflected in its publishing history: there is, as far as I could see, no set sequence, several stories are set aside as "suprimidos" etc. The stories are different in length, tone, atmosphere, quality and even topics although of course most fall into the titular categories: love, madness and death I don't care about the comma thing.
That said, the stories are alwa In many respects it is an uneven set of stories which makes it difficult to opinionate about the collection as a whole. That said, the stories are always inventive, they have grit and luminosity and show that the author knew well what he was writing about. Most have a masterly build-up and atmospheric brilliance e. And of course there must be a special mention of the talking animals, who Quiroga manages to introduce in such a way that the reality of events is never broken.
The animals don't talk shit, they do not talk to children, they just talk Rating this book was a tough decision as happens with short stories, reading this was like being on a roller coaster, the stories sometimes where good and sometimes were bad stories.
I liked very much the fact that the stories were very realistic, most of them does seem to be an every day and that is how he writes the horror. In some stories I didn't liked that at least from my opinion, that he fails to give the readers the wave of emotions the characters were feeling in the climax of the storie Rating this book was a tough decision as happens with short stories, reading this was like being on a roller coaster, the stories sometimes where good and sometimes were bad stories.
In some stories I didn't liked that at least from my opinion, that he fails to give the readers the wave of emotions the characters were feeling in the climax of the stories. Regardless this, I would recommend this book and definitely the last story was a great story that earned the fourth star.
May 31, Harry Whitewolf rated it it was amazing Shelves: classic-fic , poetry. Quiroga's work needs to be translated into English more- he deserves global attention. If you like Poe, you'll love this book! Jan 01, Sonia Perez rated it really liked it Shelves: challenge I love the realism and the characters. This is the second I read from Quiroga, the first time I had to read something for High School, I cannot remember what it was. After reading this compilation I am sure it was none of the ones included here but I confirmed my belief, I really like his writing style.
I need to find other of his stori 4. I need to find other of his stories. The planning of the collection was very well done. It starts in a somber tone, then it goes again showing you dark stories kind of each have death or not happy endings but then the final one is about love and has a very happy ending!
It was an excellent way to end a book. Stories from Argentina Horacio Quiroga is a master story teller whose characters are minutely described and whose plots have a very appealing suspense.
The stories take place in the Argentine country side where people live in close contact with nature. But nature in these stories is not a passive landscape. On the contrary, it can be sometimes diabolic. Recommended reading. I was always surprised by the ending of Quiroga's tales! The reader is completely blown away by these stories!! They are really short, but very striking! I was not really in the book while I read it, that's why it is not a 5-star read, but it definitely could have been if I read it at the proper time!
Apr 20, Emilia Barriga rated it it was amazing. As a big fan of short stories, it is not a surprise that I loved this book. Language is incredibly beautiful, and the stories are intriguing. At first, they seem to be telling mundane things, but they always have a cold and unexpected turn at the end. I don't know why Quiroga isn't as famous as Borges.
He definitely should be! Great collection of love, madness and death stories.
Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte
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Cuentos de Amor de Locura y de Muerte