The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories

The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories

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by Horacio Quiroga, Margaret Sayers Peden, Jean Franco, Ed Lindlof
     
 

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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, morality tale—and possess a universality that has made him a classic Latin American writer.

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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, morality tale—and possess a universality that has made him a classic Latin American writer.

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"As an author of the macabre and of nature, Quiroga redefined the borders of the fantastic, realizing that pure realism was an abomination of the marvelous and horrific reality of the Latin American jungle."—Review: Latin American Literature and Arts

"Quiroga’s stories are, like Poe’s, full of psychological shocks and eerie effects, and are bracingly, if ruthlessly, realistic."—New Yorker

New Yorker
"[Quiroga's stories] are, like Poe's, full of psychological shocks and eerie effects and are bracingly, if ruthlessly, realistic."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299198343
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
02/15/2004
Series:
The Americas Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Sayers Peden is a distinguished critic and translator of Latin American literature.

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