Editions for The Feather Pillow / El almohadón de plumas: (Kindle Edition), (), (), (Paperback by Horacio Quiroga First published July 10th Horacio Quiroga () is regarded as one of the originators of Latin America’s short story. El almohadón de plumas. El almohadón de plumas. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Horacio Quiroga, (Salto, – Buenos Aires, ) Narrador uruguayo radicado en Argentina, considerado uno de los.

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It was so swollen that its mouth was barely pronounceable. During the day her sickness never advanced, but each morning she woke up livid, in and out of consciousness. Among her most enduring hallucinations was an anthropoid ape on the rug, resting upon its knuckles with its eyes fixed onto hers.

Walter Oswaldo rated it liked it Dec 05, You are commenting using your Twitter account. Published first published July 10th Angelica Perez Pasten rated it liked it May 25, Jordan came over quickly and bent over the bed. Skip to content Stephen Mc. Refresh and try again.

El almohadón de plumas

Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza was an Uruguayan playwright, poet, and above all short story writer. Alicia looked at him with empty and fleeting eyes. I really appreciate you taking your time in translating this amazing story. Alicia was fading away in a sub delirious state from the anemia, worse in the afternoon but that always let up in the early hours. Finally horcaio day she managed to make it to the garden supported against the arm of her husband.


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M Fowler rated it liked it Mar 27, She could barely move her head. The servant, returning alone to the room after stripping the bed, looked at the pillow for a moment in surprise.

El Almohadón de Plumas

The house in which they lived had little effect on her shivers. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The young girl, with her eyes excessively open, did hoeacio but look back and forth at the carpet to both sides of her bedhead. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Without a doubt she would have wished less severity in their rigid heaven of love, more expansive feeling with cautious tenderness, but the indifferent countenance of her husband always restrained her desires.

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At last, Alicia died. He wrote stories which, in their jungle settings, use the supernatural and the bizarre to show the struggle of man and animal to survive. Always upon waking she had the sensation of a thousand kilos on top of her pinning her to the bed.


Your translation does bring that Poe-esque quality to the story. Before long Alicia began to have, at first, confusing and floating visions that later seemed to bring her back down to the ground.

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They observed her silently for a while and returned to the dining room. Upon seeing him, Alicia let out a shriek of horror. She smiled and took the hand of her husband between her own and caressed it for half an hour, trembling.

The servant lifted it up but immediately let it fall and stood looking down at it, pale and shaking. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Thanks for telling pkumas about the problem.