Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Horacio Quiroga, (Salto, – Buenos Aires, ) Narrador uruguayo radicado en Argentina, considerado uno de los. El almohadón de plumas (Serie Roja Anthologies) (Spanish Edition) [Horacio Quiroga, Ricardo Peláez] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Horacio Quiroga () is regarded as one of the originators of Latin America’s short story. El almohadón de plumas. El almohadón de plumas.

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ohracio Refresh and try again. When I thought that they were ready I gave them the list and they translated the list on their own in class, verifying their acquisition.

Finally one day she managed to make it to the garden supported against the arm of her husband. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Upon seeing him, Alicia let out a df of horror. The doctors returned in vain.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Hours would pass without the slightest sound. I did not give this sheet to students until I felt that they already knew the words so that plmas did not ce like a vocabulary list that we were plugging through but rather some spontaneous conversations.

It was so swollen that its mouth was barely pronounceable. Later she lost consciousness. She looked indifferently from one side to the other. Without knowing why, Jordan felt his hair stand up. Jordan lifted it up; it was extraordinarily heavy. One night she suddenly transfixed her gaze.

In her last doctor visit Alicia laid in a stupor while they took her pulse, passing her limp wrist between themselves. The bite was barely perceptible. It is also fun to misdirect the reader; Quiroga leads us to believe that the life of the young wife is slowly being drained away due to the lack of love in her new marriage.


El Almohadón de Plumas

Anurag Neotia rated it liked it Jun 12, Thank you for this translation. During the day her sickness never advanced, but each morning she woke up livid, in and out of consciousness. Return to Book Page. Their honeymoon had been one long shiver. Did you translate this? Notify me of new comments via email. Clearing up myths and misperceptions about S. The servant, returning alone to the room after stripping the bed, looked at the pillow for a moment in surprise. That was the last day that Alicia was able to raise herself up.

El almohadón de plumas / The Feather Pillow – Translated Works of Horacio Quiroga

Your translation does bring that Poe-esque quality to the story. Joel rated it liked it Feb 15, Suddenly and with profound tenderness, Jordan slowly passed his hand over her head, and Alicia instantly broke down into tears, throwing her arms around his neck. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Her twilight terrors came now in the form of monsters dragging themselves toward the bed and climbing up her quilt arduously.

He wrote stories which, in their jungle settings, quirova the supernatural and the bizarre to show the struggle almohadkn man and animal to survive. At last, Alicia died. She could barely move her head.

I edited this text very lightly to make it more comprehensible for my students, but for the most part this is the original version. I have included quite a few comprehension breaks including vocabulary reflections, comprehension questions and prompts for illustrations. For example, an acceptable question for the first section might be something like: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It may take more than one class.


Gino rated it liked it Apr 21, Only at night did life seem to leave her in new waves of blood.

Over the sheets, between the feathers, slowly moved its hairy legs, it was a monstrous animal, a slimy and living ball. Abigail rated it liked it Apr 18, Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

Walking back and forth between the rooms, footsteps echoed throughout the whole house, as if its long neglect heightened the resonating sound. Without a doubt she would have wished less severity in their rigid heaven of love, more expansive feeling with horaio tenderness, but the indifferent countenance of her husband always restrained her desires. If you have time you might start the class with a dw of the painting that I placed at the beginning of this post.

For three months—they had been married in April—they lived a special kind of joy. almohadln

I taught this story this year with a larger unit about love, dating norms and gender roles. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Before reading the original text I like to discuss and watch this videowhich you should warn students is not a faithful reproduction of the short story. Superburguesas Book Trailer https: Definitely discuss the difference between movie and original story prior to the assessment and require them to know the story version for the assessment.