THE DECAPITATED CHICKEN (La gallina degollada) by Horacio Quiroga, “The Decapitated Chicken” (“La gallina degollada”) was first published on 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. Buy La gallina degollada (Spanish Edition): Read Kindle Store Reviews –

Author: Mezishicage Molkree
Country: Netherlands
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Love
Published (Last): 19 November 2013
Pages: 377
PDF File Size: 2.34 Mb
ePub File Size: 2.38 Mb
ISBN: 427-7-94007-863-2
Downloads: 23246
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vugul

At ten the decided they would go into town after having lunch.

By early in the morning her indigestion had disappeared, and as it inevitably occurs with all young marriages that have felt an intense love at one time or another, their reconciliation arrived, and was all the more effusive from the infamy of their offenses.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not qkiroga information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. After three years, however, they begin to long for another child to make up for the four “beasts” they have already produced.

La gallina degollada – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Time was running short; they ordered their servant to slaughter one of the chickens. On the other hand, the works of author Horacio Quiroga aren’t quite the same. At 18 quirga this son also suffers convulsions and is left an idiot. One horror has receded, but now another threatens their happiness.

In the afternoon Bertita escapes from her parents and wanders into the yard. Jo rated it liked it Jul 17, Nothing phenomenal, but not bad either.

La gallina degollada by Horacio Quiroga (3 star ratings)

The next morning the parents wish to go out with their daughter, and command that the servant kill a hen for lunch. He was 28 and she was 22, yet all their passionate tenderness had not succeeded in creating a single atom of an ordinary existence.

He describes the “certain imitative quality” of the sons’ behavior, which later will be manifested in violence. Ask him, ask the doctor who has more blame for the meningitis of your sons; my father or your rotten lung, you viper. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  24000 DISCHI PDF

In their dirty and disheveled appearance the absolute lack of maternal care could easily be noticed. Husband and wife eventually become reconciled, though, and have another child, this time a daughter. Modern Language Association http: The story contains the three elements of the title of the collection: When the couple try again, Berta gives birth to twins with exactly the same result. Zoey rated it liked it Apr 06, They know not to make mistakes because the forest is unforgiving, and failure often means death.

The Decapitated Chicken is more than just a murdered chicken. This is a collection of short stories all focused around death, and most of the characters degillada unexpectedly, in very freakish ways. He wrote stories which, in their jungle settings, use the supernatural and the quuiroga to show the struggle of man and animal to survive. They learned, in time, certain imitative hhoracio but could grasp nothing more.

When a healthy daughter is finally born, the parents are ecstatic. At this point, the desperation, hopelessness and hostility between the couple begins to rise. They gsllina have a daughter who is healthy and normal, but this child is butchered by her quirota brothers.

The couple feel guilty and bereft but place their hopes in a second child. In Past Love history repeats itself: Their four sons all sicken and are reduced to a state of idiocy because of congenital disease. I think Quiroga was trying to find some connection to those he’d lost by writing about those types of accidents. The little girl had managed to secure her foot deglolada the wall and was about to straddle the wall, and surely fall to the other side, but felt herself seized by a leg.

The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories. Though clearly influenced by modernism, he gradually begins to turn the decadent Uruguayan language to describing the natural surroundings with horaccio precision. Their sister, exhausted after five hours of paternal love, wanted to see something on her own account.

The story degoollada not just about madness and violent death; it chronicles the breakdown of a relationship through goracio loss of respect, affection, and hope. Anarchy masochisticzoe wrote in miraclegrove- 05 – 03 Literatura — Horror latino. 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 qjiroga.


Much like Thomas Hardy, Quiroga had a very depressing life. There is then a shift to the present time horaico the narrative, with a relentless progression towards the ghastly climax. The little girl recovers from her indigestion, but on the next day Berta coughs up blood.

Horacio Quiroga is a genius.

In the Conrad tale a couple have four idiot children twin boys, another boy, deglllada a girlthe wife kills her husband because he tries to force her to have another child, then commits suicide by leaping from a cliff.

Because, naturally, with an intensified rapture of love for her husband and daughter, the more irritated her humor became towards the monsters.

Karla Cabcam rated it liked it Sep 30, They did not take their eyes off their sister as a growing sensation of degollad gluttony came into every line of their faces. The child stayed profoundly a bubbling idiot, limp, dead to the world on the knees of his mother.

If you’re looking for something different and horacil like Edgar Allen Poe, check this book out. As in the majority of Quiroga’s works, he presents his story in a manner that is impartial and apathetic towards the characters. In respect to the mother, there is a lung that cannot breathe well.

Bertita turned four years old and that night, as a result of the sweets that her parents were incapable of denying her, their young child came down with a chill and a fever.