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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 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 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 stories Regardless this, I would recommend this book and definitely the last story was a great story that earned the fourth star @DOWNLOAD E-PUB À Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte ⚛ Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte es una colecci n de algunas de las mejores historias cortas de Horacio Quiroga, escogidas por el proprio autor Horacio Quiroga fue un escritor uruguayo que vivi la mayor parte de su vida en las selvas de Argentina, donde muchas de sus historias tienen lugar Su vida estuvo marcada por la morbosidad y el horror y ambas caracter sticas calan la narrativa de estas historias poderosamente imaginativas Siendo un ni o, Horacio Quiroga sufri la muerte accidental de su padre y el suicidio de su padrastro Durante su adolescencia dispar y mat , accidentalmente, a su mejor amigo No tuvo mejor suerte en el amor ya que su primera mujer se suicid ingiriendo una dosis mortal de cianuro Desencanto, amargura, y muerte son el hilo conductor de estas quince historias cortas, pero tambi n est n presentes el amor, el coraje, y la dignidad Lo que es cierto es que Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte proporciona amplia evidencia de la destreza y la versatilidad de Horacio Quiroga y revelan por qu es considerado un escritor latinoamericano cl sico Horacio Quiroga puso fin a su vida una noche de invierno detras saber que sufr a un c ncer incurable 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 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 always inventive, they have grit and luminosity and show that the author knew well what he was writing about They also provide insight into life in the jungle at times rather ostentatiously by providing an encyclopedic piece of lore at the end, as in Almohad n de plumas or El miel silvestre Most have a masterly build up and atmospheric brilliance e.g Gallina degollada , La insolaci n , but paramount to all is the author s irony and gentle, dignified self mockery, which never descends into insipid sarcasm and buffoonery.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 well, I am tempted to say like animals do Y nada m s Habr cosa m s sencilla que todo esto Yo he sufrido, es bien posible, llorado, aullado de dolor debo creerlo porque as lo he escrito Pero qu endiabladamente lejos est todo eso Y tanto m s lejos porque y aqu est lo m s gracioso de esta nuestra historia ella est aqu , a mi lado, leyendo con la cabeza sobre la lapicera lo que escribo Ha protestado, bien se ve, ante no pocas observaciones m as pero en honor del arte literario en que nos hemos engolfado con tanta frescura, se resigna como buena esposa Por lo dem s, ella cree conmigo que la impresi n general de la narraci n, reconstruida por etapas, es un reflejo bastante acertado de lo que pas , sentimos y sufrimos Lo cual, para obra de un ingeniero, no est del todo mal. 4.0 StarsThis is in Spanish and it is a collection of stories, most include a dark topic, have some sort of death or unfortunate circumstance to the characters 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 4.0 StarsThis is in Spanish and it is a collection of stories, most include a dark topic, have some sort of death or unfortunate circumstance to the characters 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 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 Quiroga s work needs to be translated into Englishhe deserves global attention If you like Poe, you ll love this book Stories from ArgentinaHoracio 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 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. 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 Knowing the story of the author makes the book onlyinteresting Quiroga was an Argentinian Uruguayan whose father was killed in an accidental shooting 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 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 Knowing the story of the author makes the book onlyinteresting Quiroga was an Argentinian Uruguayan whose father was killed in an accidental shooting 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