If it seems to you that life today is rubbish, then you have no idea what the world was like a few decades ago. Extreme poverty was common, sanitary conditions were a constant threat and (worst of all) the Internet did not exist.. If you wanted to know what the temperature was in China, well you had to travel there and put a thermometer in a Chinese man’s mouth.
Horacio Quiroga was born on December thirty-one, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight and he had to live through all the tragedies What could happen to a human being of the time.
A few months after his birth, His father died in a hunting accident in which he shot himself by mistake.. Despite this, Horacio grew up as a normal child, showing interest in writing since he began his basic studies. When he was seventeen years old, His stepfather committed suicide after being partially paralyzed due to a cerebral embolism.an event that left indelible marks on the future writer.
For a time he was interested in cycling and mechanics, but His love for literature constantly drew him to sit in front of a typewriter.. At nineteen she began publishing his short stories. From that moment on he dedicated himself to journalism.
Then, at age twenty-four, while cleaning a friend’s gun, He missed a shot that instantly killed his teammate Federico Ferrando. He was arrested, but was released after four days in prison after confirming the accidental nature of the event. Just a year before this tragedy, two of Quiroga’s brothers had died.
For a few years he was able to live comfortably developing his talent as a writer, visiting the jungle as a missionary and falling in love with one of his students from the British school, whom he married shortly after. They lived on a jungle plot that Horacio had acquired, since he loved the environment, where his two children were born..
Horacio Quiroga: a life of misfortunes that permeated his work
The hard life away from civilization was too much for Ana María, Quiroga’s wife. She committed suicide by taking a strong dose of corrosive sublimation, a chemical used to develop photographs.. Her agony lasted several days during which she repented in delirium before the terrified remaining members of the family.
Since nineteen twenty, Horacio went on a roll, publishing a series of short stories and novels that would later be considered his best worksinfluencing the work of many Latin American writers.
Seven years later he remarried a young woman named Maria Elena Bravo and they had a daughter. Their separation coincided with the writer’s health difficulties. He was diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer after suffering from intense pain for several months. On February 19, 1937, Quiroga committed suicide by taking cyanide..
He died accompanied by a man with deformities (similar to those of the famous Joseph Merrick) named Vicent Batistessa. This was locked in the basement of the hospital, away from everyone’s sight. Horacio took pity on him, demanding that he be his roommate..
Horacio Quiroga’s legacy is enormous. Knowing his biography you can see why. He took few breaks from writing over the course of his life. Every tragedy that happened to him altered his style and, at the same time, inspired his next stories.. Her tortured soul expressed itself in a horrifying way, resulting in some wonderful horror stories. Don’t be surprised if the trailer for “Quiroga: a dead man in life” comes out in the next few years.