Tales of Love, Madness and Death

Horacio Quiroga

Translated by Diego Jourdan Pereira

Renard Press

Paperback

224pp

ISBN: 9781804470923

Fiction

Publication date: 7 February 2024

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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.