Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804470923
Paperback • 224pp • £8.99
129 mm x 198 mm
30 May 2024
Territory: World English

Tales of Love, Madness and Death

Horacio Quiroga

Translated by Diego Jourdan Pereira



Publication date: 30 May 2024

ISBN: 9781804470923




An extraordinary writer whose work has long been woefully neglected in English translation, Quiroga’s tales – and the life of the writer behind them – are a fever dream of morbidity and horror. Frequently compared to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, this avant-garde collection is staggeringly modern in its content, and is suffused with the themes and settings of his later works.

Quiroga’s first published short-story collection, Tales of Love, Madness and Death is presented here in a brand-new translation, and also includes his lauded tongue-in-cheek ‘Ten Commandments for Short-Story Writers’, readying some of the great writer’s finest work for a new generation of readers.

Horacio Quiroga

Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza (1878–1937) was a Uruguayan writer and poet who gained notoriety through short stories depicting the tragedy of survival, mental illness and the destruction of wild, untamed nature. As a short-story writer, his tales are considered wildly avant-garde, and his work is thought to have been influential in inspiring such celebrated writers as Gabriel García Márquez.