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(1878/12/31 - 1937/02/19)
Uruguayan writerHe was born on December 31, 1878 in Salto (Uruguay).
When he was two months old (1879), his father died to the are you accidentally firing his shotgun. In 1891 climb Bargo, his stepfather, commits suicide with a shotgun.
In 1897 he makes his first collaborations in media. He founded the gathering of "the three Musketeers" and starts in the letters sponsored by Leopoldo Lugones. In 1900 he traveled to Paris. In 1902, accidentally kills with a gun to his friend Federico Ferrando. He moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Most career runs there, where it comes to be read by their published stories in magazines and collected in book.
In 1903 he worked as Professor of Spanish and accompanied, as a photographer, to Leopoldo Lugones in an expedition to the province of Misiones. Dazzles it the trip and will live there for many years, location of the setting and the characters in the stories that made him famous.
In 1906 he published his account of the persecuted, advancement of what would later become known as psychological literature. In 1909 he married Ana María Cirés and go to live in San Ignacio. Two years later he was appointed Justice of the peace. In the year 1915, his wife commits suicide. Returned to Buenos Aires in 1916.
In 1918 he unveiled the Tales of the junglebook, considered a classic of the literature for children in Latin America. You worried more about the expressive value of the word than the purely grammatical and academic, by what are you has dismissed many times of "bad writing". In 1927 he married María Bravo. In 1932 he moved to missions. In 1936, his wife leaves him and returns to Buenos Aires. His career opens in poetry, within the scope of modernism, with coral reefs (1901), work without major consequence.
A life drama, always close to the economic narrowness, troubled marriages, experiences with hashish and the constant siege of suicide, feed your storyteller task. Horacio Quiroga died in Buenos Aires on February 19, 1937 by ingestion of cyanide shortly after learning that he suffers from gastric cancer. In October 1938, Alfonsina Storni commits suicide by who held a deep passion. In 1939 his daughter Egle commits suicide. Years later, his son Dario would also do the same.