THE DECAPITATED CHICKEN (La gallina degollada) by Horacio Quiroga, “The Decapitated Chicken” (“La gallina degollada”) was first published on I am FUCKING PROUD of this essay, in which I compared the gruesome short story La gallina degollada, or The Decapitated Chicken, to the tortured life and. Buy La gallina degollada (Spanish Edition): Read Kindle Store Reviews –

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One of the boys squeezed her neck, parting her yoracio back as if they were feathers and the other three dragged her along by one leg towards the kitchen where this morning the chicken had bled out, the life draining from her second by second.

In his first book, Coral Reefsconsisting of 18 poems, 30 pages of poetic prose, and four stories, Quiroga shows his immaturity and adolescent confusion. Quiroga slowly develops the suspense and augments the tension between the pair until the end of the story.

Horacio Quiroga is a genius.

At this point, the desperation, hopelessness and hostility between the couple begins to rise. In The Decapitated Chicken, a married couple aspires to create a manifestation of their great love: Post a new comment Error. A couple, deeply in love, marry and have children. To me, these got under my s Really fascinated by this author — Horacio Quiroga. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In the first novel Quiroga divided the action into three parts. Disaster is inevitable; all that remains to be revealed is the unfolding of the tragedy.


She was 22 and he was 28, and all their passionate tenderness had not managed to create a single atom of normal life. With his heart destroyed with remorse, Mazzini doubled his love for his son, the little idiot child was now paying for the excesses of his grandfather. Those are your sons, all four of them.

The doctor examined him with professional care that was visibly looking for the cause of such a horrible disease hidden in the lives of the parents. His Ten Rules for the Perfect Storytellerdedicated to young writers, provides certain contradictions with his own work. For Quiroga, “reality is much more brutal than fantasy Fiction. I think Quiroga was trying to find some connection to those he’d lost by writing about those types of accidents. Mazzini took her in yoracio arms for gallona long while as she wept desperately, neither one dared to utter a word.

Have her examined thoroughly. There is then a shift to the present time of the narrative, with a relentless progression towards the ghastly climax. In the Conrad tale a couple have four idiot children twin boys, another boy, then a girlthe wife kills her husband because he tries to force her to have another child, then commits suicide by leaping from a cliff.

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A moment later they said goodbye gallima their neighbors and as Berta went to hang up her hat, Mazzini headed back to the patio. 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. Lists with This Book. Violently, he shoved opened the half-closed door and let out a scream of horror. Jun 05, Victoria rated it liked it.


The gaze of the idiots became animated; the same insistent look came over all their pupils. Like Conrad’s idiots Quiroga’s “monsters” are never given names or any individualizing characteristic: She could only utter a hoarse cry, throw her horscio above her head and, leaning against her husband, sink slowly to the floor.

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Knowing the personal history of Quiroga, the two novels feature some autobiographical components. Really fascinated by this author — Horacio Quiroga. To ask other readers questions about La gallina degolladaplease sign up.

Tamara rated it liked it Aug 12, Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. The father, destroyed, accompanied the doctor outside.