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Review í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ø Horacio uiroga Horacio uiroga Ø 7 Read & download Free read The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories (Texas Pan American Series) Tales of horror madness and death tales of fantasy and morality these are the works of South American master storyteller Horacio uiroga Author of some 200 pieces of fiction that have been compared to the works of Poe Kipling and Jack London uiroga experienced a life that surpassed in morbidity and horror many of the inventions of his fevered mind As a young man he suffered his father's accidental death and the suicide of his beloved stepfather As a teenager he shot and accidentally killed one of his closest friends Seemingly cursed in love he lost his first wife to suicide by poison In the end uiroga himself downed cyanide to end his own life when he learned he was suffering from an incurable cancerIn life uiroga was obsessed with death a legacy of the violence he had experienced His stories are infused with death too but they span a wide range of short fiction genres jungle tale Gothic horror story morality tale psychological study Many of his stories are set in the steaming jungle of the Misiones district of northern Argentina where he spent much of his life but his tales possess a universality that elevates them far above the work of a regional writerThe first representative collection of his work in English The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories provides a valuable overview of the scope of uiroga's fiction and the versatility and skill that have made him a classic Latin American writer Horacio uiroga 1878 1937 is not a name that I think most English speaking readers knowOne part de Maupassant for fluidity one part Kafka for the uncanny or Freud s das Unheimliche and one part Edgar Allan Poe for psychological horror and the last portion belongs to him alone his own inimitable narrative and plots and what we have is a writer to admire one who preceded all of the magic realist writers Jorge Luis Borges Alejo Carpentier and Gabriel Garcia Maruez Arturo Uslar Pietri in Latin American literature Massimo Bontempelli among Italian writers and Salman Rushdie Toni Morrison and Angela Carter in the English speaking world all owe a debt to Horacio uirogauiroga is a writer primarily concerned with illusions and human foibles In The Dead Man a man determined to tame Nature slips by accident and falls on his machete denying to the end that his workaholic intensity is for naught He is dying and as he dies the reader sees through the protagonist s eyes as the macroscopic winnows and narrows to the microscopic and then nothingness In A Slap in the Face a tyrannical boss mistakes a stoical worker s silence for weakness until the worker turns on him using the Boss Man s own riding crop for revenge in a scene worthy of Cool Hand LukeTo generalize Latin American writers are known for weaving political commentary into their narrative and for good reason given the histories of the various countries but uiroga is hardly political His commentary if any is cautionary and I d argue a warning about our disrespect for Nature uiroga is an ecological writer of paramount importance That he spent most of his life in and out of the jungles of the Misiones in the northwest of Argentina informs many of his stories The jungles the rivers and animal life figure large Nature in all of its manifestations is wild untamable and should be respected An excellent demonstration of this is his story Juan Dari n in which a tiger is raised as a boy but eventually rejects humanity because humans obsess about differences rather than focus on the common need for love and family Read Dari n and then find and read Borges s Blue TigersSeveral of his stories deal with the horrific and the perverse The Feather Pillow is a vampiric story that involves a wasting disease of unknown etiology and a pillow Sunstroke is told from a dog s perspective about his master s innate stupidity I can t even describe the unexpected outcome of the story The Decapitated Chicken which involves four insufferable bratty childrenWhile dialogue is not prevalent in his work but keeping JK Rowling s use of snakes in mind sit back and read uiroga s Anaconda which uses dialogue effectively and is a fascinating short story novella about an alliance between non venomous and venomous snakes against scientists in the jungle collecting snake venom to develop anti venom serum for every species of venomous snake Aside the pharmaceutical exploitation that uiroga could never have imagined he creates a remarkable metaphor for strength with his heroic Anaconda which incidentally is femaleThe Margaret Sayers Peden translation that I have cites the out of print Exiles 1926 Los Desterrados in Spanish and Stories of Love Madness and Death 1917 Cuentos de Amor de Locura y de Muerte as uiroga highpoints The introductory essay alludes to a Manual of the Perfect Short Story Writer that uiroga wrote for aspiring writers but I am unable to find it in book formIn all the years I have been reading it hasn t been often find the lives of writers terribly interesting but I have to say that in the few biographical details that I have read about Horacio uiroga I am convinced that there has been no other writer who has had a cursed life His father died in an accident with a shotgun Horacio s stepfather when he had become uite ill killed himself Horacio had been the one to discover the body uiroga s first wife committed suicide leaving him with two small children When they had grown up they too became suicides Sadly when uiroga was suffering from intractable pain from advanced prostate cancer he chose to end his life with cyanide but not before leaving over two hundred short stories to posterity

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Review í eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ø Horacio uiroga Horacio uiroga Ø 7 Read & download Free read The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories (Texas Pan American Series) Tales of horror madness and death tales of fantasy and morality these are the works of South American master storyteller Horacio uiroga Author of some 200 pieces of fiction that have been compared to the works of Poe Kipling and Jack London uiroga experienced a life that surpassed in morbidity and horror many of the inventions of his fevered mind As a young man he suffered his father's accidental death and the suicide of his beloved stepfather As a teenager he shot and accidentally killed one of his closest friends Seemingly cursed in love he lost his first wife to suicide by poison In the end uiroga himself downed cyanide to end his own life when he learned he was suffering from an incurable cancerIn life uiroga was obsessed with death a legacy of the violence he had experienced His stories are infused with death too but they span a wide range of short fiction genres jungle tale Gothic horror story morality tale psychological study Many of his stories are set in the steaming jungle of the Misiones district of northern Argentina where he spent much of his life but his tales possess a universality that elevates them far above the work of a regional writerThe first representative collection of his work in English The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories provides a valuable overview of the scope of uiroga's fiction and the versatility and skill that have made him a classic Latin American writer uiroga 1878 1937 is considered to be one of the finest short story writers Latin America has produced and among the writers there with whom the modern short story begins This anthology was published in 1976 and contains 12 of his best pieces written between 1907 and 1935 It was the first collection in English covering the span of his careeruiroga is known for his economy of style and power of dramatic focus rapid narrative and dark view of mankind often showing people motivated by greed fear anger stupidity or a desire for revenge Most of the stories in this collection involved violence death madness or horror There were also several animal tales featuring dogs and snakes that talked Many of the pieces were set in the torrid jungle of the Misiones district of northeastern Argentina and showed man s inability to control nature and fate Two were set in the city Just one story in the collection had a conventional hero and happy outcome a courageous woman rowed for hours against a raging flood to get help for a companionFor me the most interesting piece was The Pursued an early story containing the narrator s description of the gradual descent into madness of his intellectual acuaintance in the city The interest came from the gripping description of the descent and the fact that the narrator s comments suggested that he too was insane and contributed to the other s disintegration Other good stories included the title piece which showed children s terrifying powers of imitation in a way that won t soon be forgotten and The Dead Man and Drifting about the rage to live against approaching death The illustrations commissioned for the edition of the book I read were also well done and contributed to the stories atmosphereSome of the pieces had some affinities with magic realism if that means the use merely of the bizarre or supernatural His works weren t magic realism in the sense of use of nonlinear parallel plots unusual shifts in time and space creation of a mythical place or heavy borrowing from myth legend and dream The stories included in the collection were very linear in narrative and didn t distort reality in intensifying it His work may be related to magic realism in the same distant way as an author like Ambrose Bierce or many writers of horror stories are related to itA minor criticism of this anthology might be that the atmosphere of virtually unrelieved doom and darkness got a bit oppressive after awhile I would ve liked to read additional stories by this author in this short 160 page collection to see whether he was capable of a greater range Within the fictional territory included in this short book he was powerful I d agree with other readers that his writing is important for readers interested in Latin American fiction particularly the short storyAnother collection in English of the writer s work is The Exiles and Other Stories produced in 1987 by the same publisher It focuses on the atmosphere of the Misiones jungle and the various characters who inhabited it and less on the intense atmosphere of dread the supernatural and the bizarre