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. La gallina degollada has ratings and 63 reviews. Rizo said: Demasiado crudo para mi gusto personal (teniendo en cuenta el tema en cuestión), mas he d .

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PameKi rated it did not like it Jan 30, Some of the bitterness he knew in his relationships as husband and father can be perceived in The Decapitated Chicken, but here again the basic emotion is objectified and now creatively translated into gloomy imaginings. As in the majority of Quiroga’s works, he presents his story in a manner that is impartial and apathetic towards the characters.

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The next morning the parents wish to go out with their daughter, and command that the servant kill a hen for lunch. Nature is hostile, and it almost always wins. After three years, however, they begin to long for another child to make up for the four “beasts” they have already produced.

The couple decide to go out for the day with Bertita. The irony lies in the fact that the couple’s only healthy child dies at the hands of her brothers on the very day when they have cause for celebration: Both tales depict growing hopelessness and the breakdown of a once happy marriage. When neither solution nor solace are forthcoming, he turns against the church with renewed anger.

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Clinical description “Their tongues protruded from between quiroba lips; their eyes were dull; their mouths hung open as they turned their heads” alternates with more subjective matter marked by qualificative adjectives “pro-found despair”rhetorical questions, and exclamations intended to convey the parents’ fears and anguish.


Religious themes run through both stories. When the couple try again, Berta gives birth to twins with exactly the same result. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. With Bertita, the parents believed they had overcome their problems.

Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. At 18 months this son also suffers convulsions and is left an idiot.

The contrast between the treatment of the sons and that of the daughter is very important in this story. In Quiroga shot and killed his best friend, Frederick Ferrando, by accident Danielson He also excelled in portraying mental illness and hallucinatory states. Cuando su querida hija se pone enferma, pierden su confianza y empiezan otra vez a pelear.

Anarchy masochisticzoe wrote in miraclegrove- 05 – 03 Have u got any digital copy of the decapitated chiken and other stories by Horacio quiroga? Books by Horacio Quiroga. The story contains the three elements of the title of the collection: On the other hand, the works of author Horacio Quiroga aren’t quite the same. It is possible that some of the inspiration for “The Decapitated Chicken” came from Joseph Conrad ‘s short story “The Idiots,” first published in The Exiles and Other Stories.

Literatura — Horror latino. A couple, deeply in love, marry and have children. In Quiroga there are eight references to animal qualities: Bertita has come through her illness unscathed. In Conrad the anticlerical Jean-Pierre seeks a solution to his problems in religion.

According to Beardsell, “if ever there was an author whose fiction cannot be separated from his life, it is Quiroga The parents respond to this tragedy with “new flames of aching love” in hopes of another son, but once again the same tragedy occurs.

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Knowing the personal history of Quiroga, the two novels feature some autobiographical components. Because auiroga style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.


Horacio Quiroga is a genius.

Their blood, their love had been cursed! There is also a kind of reverse symbolism. Anarchy masochisticzoe miraclegrove – 05 – 03 This is the boiling point: The relevance of the title is not immediately apparent, but it does presage a violent death, as do the horcio of the boys’ animal behavior, particularly when they see the chicken slaughtered. The third part is the present tense of the novel, in which it has been ten years since the young girl left the man. The couple feel guilty and bereft but place their hopes in a second child.

The first representative collection of his work in English, The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories provides a valuable overview of the scope of Quiroga’s fiction and the versatility and skill that have made him a classic Latin American w Tales gallinna horror, madness, and death, tales of gallin and morality: Quiroga’s first marriage also resulted in death, when “in a desperate move, [his wife] Ana Maria took a dose of slow-acting poison.

At the age of 20 months, though, the child is overtaken by illness and is damaged to the point of imbecility. Want to Read saving…. Too crude for degillada personal taste considering the subject in questionhowever I must acknowledge that it’s a really good short story for being able to create such an emotional impact.

The devastation and fear evident when their first son, the manifestation of their love, becomes retarded begins the downfall into sentiments of despair, hatred and resentment which had already been present in the relationship of the parents.