La gallina degollada has ratings and 64 reviews. Sleeping with Ghosts said: La lectura no ha sido fácil, posee muchas palabras conjugadas en español. La gallina degollada / The Decapitated Chicken. Illustration. The Decapitated Chicken. All day long the four idiot sons of the Mazzini-Ferraz. La gallina degollada – Horacio Quiroga – Ciudad Seva Texto Completo Martinez Izquierdo Los hermanos idiotas mirando como mata la sirvienta a la gallina.

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The gaze of the idiots became animated; the same insistent look came over all their pupils. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. He also experimented with many subjects considered taboo in the society of the early twentieth century. Nature is blind but fair, and the attacks on the farmer or fisherman a swarm of angry bees, an alligator, a bloodsucking parasite, etc.

la gallina degollada and horacio quiroga

Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza was an Uruguayan playwright, poet, and above all short story writer. The fear of seeing her die or remain in a state of stupor opened once again that eternal wound. The third part is the present tense of the novel, in which it has been ten years since the young girl left the man.

Disaster is inevitable; all that remains to be revealed is the unfolding of the tragedy. Ben Echarry rated it liked it Mar 17, Bertita has come through her illness unscathed. Gzllina last she decided upon a chair missing a seat, but still she could not see over the wall. It began with the change of pronouns: Juan Darien a story of a tiger boy. To me, these got under my s Really fascinated by this author — Horacio Quiroga.

From this, a girl was born. Rushing into the kitchen, Mazzini, blue as death, held her back saying. Yet in their inevitable reconciliations their souls united with doubled fury and a yearning for a new child.

Adriana Spinoso rated it liked it Dec 14, In fact, I ended up writing my final paper for the class about the author. Clinical description “Their tongues protruded from between their lips; their eyes were dull; their mouths hung open as degollaea 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.


In the afternoon Bertita escapes from her parents and wanders into the yard. No trivia or quizzes yet. There is then a shift to the present time of the narrative, with a relentless progression towards the ghastly climax.

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With this prevailing attitude, there was no possible cure for the four idiot sons. Jo rated it liked it Jul 17, On her fourth birthday little Bertita falls ill, having eaten a surfeit of sweets; in contrast with her brothers she is spoiled and overindulged.

Since the first degoolada dispute, all respect had been lost between the pair; and if there is one thing which a man feels with cruel intention, once begun, degoloada the complete humiliation of another person.

Yet after eighteen degollava the convulsions that took the firstborn child began to repeat themselves, and the following morning their second child awoke an idiot. May 14, Cristina Machado rated it liked it. Tales of horror, madness, and death, tales of fantasy and morality: In his first book, Coral Reefsconsisting of 18 poems, 30 pages of poetic prose, and four stories, Quiroga shows his immaturity and adolescent confusion.

Their sister, exhausted after five hours of paternal gaolina, wanted to see something on her own account. In their dirty and disheveled appearance the absolute lack of maternal care could easily be noticed.

The little girl recovers from her degillada, but on the next day Berta coughs up blood. Quiroga makes use of foreshadowing and irony. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The young parents love their subnormal offspring and care for them as best they can. He could get better.

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

She turned and saw the four idiots, their shoulders stuck one to the other as they looked stupefied upon the operation. They later have a daughter who is healthy and normal, but this child is butchered by her four brothers.


Below her, eight eyes pierced into hers and filled her with fear. Maria, the servant, left for Buenos Aires and the happy couple and Bertita went for a walk around the neighborhood. Karla Cabcam rated it liked it Sep 30, Above the top three favorites for me but all worth a read.

While some of the stories were super creepy and thought-provoking, ultimately I didn’t find them unique enough to stand up against other masters in the genre.

Lots to love, but not consistent enough to be truly phenomenal. The silence was a funeral for his already tormented soul, so much so that his spine froze with a feeling of horror. Even though in the later years Berta continued to care for her sons, the birth of Bertita made her forget almost completely her four sons. Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title?

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Keith rated it liked it Mar 09, Gabriela rated it liked it Apr 27, Nature is hostile, and it almost always wins. The sun had already begun to move toward the wall, hiding itself from view; and yet they continued to sit, staring at the bricks, more inert than ever.

Because Berta does not conceive right away fegollada become bitter and resentful, no longer supporting one another but making veiled accusations about who is to blame for the children’s illness. Naturally, the marriage put all of their love into the hope for another child. The little girl had managed to secure her foot onto the wall and was about to straddle the wall, and surely fall to the other side, but felt herself seized degoklada a leg.