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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. Un cuento de terror escrito por Horacio Quiroga. Fue publicado en en Argentina. | See more ideas about Hens, Sisters and Biography. La gallina degollada has ratings and 63 reviews. Rizo said: Demasiado crudo para mi gusto personal (teniendo en cuenta el tema en.

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The blinding light called their attention at first, little by little their eyes lit up; at last they laughed stupidly, congested with the same anxious hilarity, they looked at the sun with bestial joy as if it were a meal.

The twins could not swallow, move degolkada or even sit up.

The Decapitated Chicken (La Gallina Degollada) by Horacio Quiroga, |

Ana rated it did not like it Nov 02, Quiroga makes use of foreshadowing and irony. In “The Decapitated Chicken” Mazzini and Berta try to “redeem once and for all the sanctity of their tenderness” and are desperate for fegollada “redemption of the four animals born to them. They despair and begin to blame each other, but try their luck once again. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


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According to Beardsell, “if ever there was an author whose fiction cannot be separated from his life, it is Quiroga The doctor attributes the illness and its effects to hereditary disease, which the reader may deduce to be syphilis.

The couple feel guilty and bereft but place their hopes in a second child. At least this is how the Mazzini-Berta household felt, and when their first son arrived after fourteen months of marriage; they believed their happiness was complete.

Bertita has come through her illness unscathed. To ask other readers questions about La gallina degolladaplease sign up.

In respect to the mother, there is a lung that cannot breathe well. The pair wishes nothing more than to “avoid that horrible sight For nine nightmarish days Quiroga nursed her as she slowly and painfully died Yale 1.

Want to Read saving…. One horror has receded, but now another threatens their happiness. Especially in his stories, Quiroga describes the tragedy that haunts the miserable rural workers in the region, the dangers and sufferings to which they are exposed, and how this existential pain is perpetuated to succeeding generations.

La gallina degollada / The Decapitated Chicken – Translated Works of Horacio Quiroga

Author and creation united in the lines Tumba Abierta 1. The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories. Email required Address never made public. She paused and thoughtfully watched the crest of the sun dip behind the wall.

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The next morning the parents wish to go out with their daughter, and command that the l kill a hen for lunch. They spent the whole day sitting in the patio, void of any motherly love.


From this, a girl was born. In Conrad the anticlerical Jean-Pierre seeks a solution to his problems in religion. After lunch everyone left.

The oldest deglllada was twelve and the youngest eight. The silence was a funeral for his already tormented soul, so much so that his spine froze with a feeling of horror. When a healthy daughter is finally born, the parents are ecstatic. Husband and wife eventually become reconciled, though, and have another child, this time a daughter. Naturally, the marriage put all of their love into the hope for another child.

They ignore their four retarded sons and direct all their attention and care to Bertita, their precious little girl.

At the age of 20 months, though, the child is overtaken by illness and is damaged to the point of imbecility. In this gory tale, Quiroga uses a lot of foreshadowing.