Cuentos de amor, de locura y de muerte

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Penguin Books, Aug 1, 1997 - Fiction - 133 pages
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Considered by many to be one of the first Latin American masters of the short story, Horacio Quiroga is author of some 200 pieces of fiction often compared to that of Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, and Edgar Allan Poe. Among this collection of tales selected by the author himself are stories of sickness, family tragedy, personal despair, and geographical exile, and also the frequent brutality of man.

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About the author (1997)

One of the fathers of the Spanish American short story, Quiroga participated extensively in the modernist movement in Montevideo and later lived in the tropical province of Misiones. Although best known as the author of stories about the jungle that reveal the dangers at every step, he also wrote imaginative fantastic tales among the best of their kind in an area that has produced a great number of such authors. His work, like his life (he eventually committed suicide), is filled with violent tragedy and a sense of foreboding.

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