Horacio Quiroga, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Horacio Quiroga

Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer

Date of Birth: 31-Dec-1878

Place of Birth: Salto, Salto Department, Uruguay

Date of Death: 19-Feb-1937

Profession: poet, dramaturge, short story writer

Nationality: Uruguay

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Horacio Quiroga

  • Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza (31 December 1878 – 19 February 1937) was a Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer. He wrote stories which, in their jungle settings, use the supernatural and the bizarre to show the struggle of man and animal to survive.
  • He also excelled in portraying mental illness and hallucinatory states, a skill he gleaned from Edgar Allan Poe, according to some critics.
  • His influence can be seen in the Latin American magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez and the postmodern surrealism of Julio Cortázar.

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