Tales of Love, Madness and Death

Horacio Quiroga

Translated by Diego Jourdan Pereira

Renard Press



ISBN: 9781804470923


Publication date: 31 July 2024



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.