Description : In Tales of Love madness and death, we find the solitary author who has personally met these same realities. This is a series of stories written in the jungle, in the border area of missions, and also what you learned reading or Chekhov distanced Mauupassant.Some stories collected in the volume of 1917 we may seem insane and morbid, however, no longer a tribute to the master of a genre that is almost a literary heritage of Latin America. Despite the horrific episode that encapsulates the Gallina cutthroat, for example, it may be noted the overwhelming coldness of narration, an imperturbable logic and annihilating: the four idiots children have learned in the corral how to kill his own sister, the only normal home. In Lone obsessed with his work of goldsmith murder his wife man stabbing a pin in the heart ...Quiroga's stories, obsessive and hallucinating, remain the most precious narrative model for new generations of storytellers.
Description : In Tales of Love madness and death, we find the solitary author who has personally met these same realities. This is a series of stories written in the jungle, in the border area of missions, and also what you learned reading or Chekhov distanced Mauupassant. Some stories collected in the volume of 1917 we may seem insane and morbid, however, no longer a tribute to the master of a genre that is almost a literary heritage of Latin America. Despite the horrific episode that encapsulates the Gallina cutthroat, for example, it may be noted the overwhelming coldness of narration, an imperturbable logic and annihilating: the four idiots children have learned in the corral how to kill his own sister, the only normal home. In Lone obsessed with his work of goldsmith murder his wife man stabbing a pin in the heart ... Quiroga's stories, obsessive and hallucinating, remain the most precious narrative model for new generations of storytellers. best books to read of all time, best books to read 2018, fiction books everyone should read, fiction horror books, latest books, book recommendations fiction, best fiction books of all time, top fiction books 2018, horror fiction stories,
Description : Tales of horror, madness, and death, tales of fantasy and morality: these are the works of South American master storyteller Horacio Quiroga. Author of some 200 pieces of fiction that have been compared to the works of Poe, Kipling, and Jack London, Quiroga 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, Quiroga himself downed cyanide to end his own life when he learned he was suffering from an incurable cancer. In life Quiroga 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 writer. 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 writer.
Description : This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion
Description : A murderer driven to the edge by the sound of his victim's still-beating heart… A mental institution run by someone other than its staff… A mysterious box aboard a ship with a ghastly secret… And the hypnotist's stare that could, perhaps, paralyze even death… Strap into your straitjacket, fasten it tight, and brace yourself! For within these pages are stories of lost love, lost ways… and lost minds. Gris Grimly's mysterious, morbid, macabre illustrations capture four Poe classics, including perennial favourite, The Tell Tale Heart, with an unmatchable ghoulish charm. Read them if you dare ~ and celebrate, in true Poe style, the two hundredth anniversary of the birth ofthe great Master of the Macabre.
Description : On an April evening in 1779, a woman is shot on the steps of Covent Garden. Her murderer is a young soldier and Church of England minister; her lover, the Earl of Sandwich, one of the most powerful policians of the day. This compelling account of murder, love and intrigue brings Georgian London to life in a spellbinding historical masterpiece.
Description : Perhaps no one would be more shocked at the steady rise of his literary reputation—on a truly global scale—Than Edgar Allan Poe himself. Poe's literary reputation has climbed steadily since his death in 1849. In Poe Abroad, Lois Vines has brought together a collection of essays that document the American writer's influence on the diverse literatures—and writers—of the world. Over twenty scholars demonstrate how and why Poe has significantly influenced many of the major literary figures of the last 150 years. Part One includes studies of Poe's popularity among general readers, his influence on literary movements, and his reputation as a poet, fiction writer, and literary critic. Part Two presents analyses of the role Poe played in the literary development of specific writers representing many different cultures. Poe Abroad commemorates the 150th anniversary of Poe's death and celebrates his worldwide impact, beginning with the first literal translation of Poe into a foreign language, “The Gold-Bug”into French in 1845. Charles Baudelaire translated another Poe tale in 1848 and four years later wrote an essay that would make Poe a well-known author in Europe even before he achieved recognition in America. Poe died knowing only that some of his stories had been translated into French. He probably never would have imagined that his work would be admired and imitated as far away as Japan, China, and India or would have a lasting influence on writers such as Baudelaire, August Strindberg, Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, and Tanizaki Junichiro. As we approach the sesquicentennial of his death, Poe Abroad brings together a timely one-volume assessment of Poe's influence throughout the world.
Description : Discusses, country-by-country the best modern novelists, playwrights, poets and writers, looks at their most important works, and assesses their place in literature