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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Notify me of new comments via email. One night she suddenly transfixed her gaze. Jordan ran into the room. They observed her silently for a while and returned to the dining room.

This quiiroga uses cookies. She came down with a slight attack of influenza that dragged on insidiously for days and days; Alicia never seemed to recover. No trivia or quizzes yet. Upon seeing him, Alicia let out a shriek of horror. 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. Most thorough and appreciated. Anemia was diagnosed, completely unexplainable.

She could barely move her head.

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. All the lights remained mournfully on in the room and in the living room. Their honeymoon had been one long shiver.

Courtney rated it quirofa it Nov 01, Inside, the shining glacier of stucco, the tall walls without the slightest feature affirmed the sensation of bleak coldness.


Fatima rated it liked it Dec 07, Anna rated it liked it Aug 26, There in front of them was a finished life, bleeding out day by day, hour by hour, without even knowing why.

Editions of The Feather Pillow / El almohadón de plumas by Horacio Quiroga

In five days and five nights, Alicia was emptied. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Always upon waking she had the sensation of a thousand kilos on top of her pinning her to the bed. Only at night did life seem to leave her in new waves of blood.

Without knowing why, Jordan felt his hair stand up. Yes, all translations are mine. Thank you for the kind words. Thank you for this translation. The bite was barely perceptible. Abigail rated it liked it Apr 18, The following day Alicia continued to get worse.

They brought it with them and over the dining room table Jordan gashed open the pillow cover. Angelica Perez Pasten rated it liked it Quirga 25, He wrote stories which, in their jungle settings, use the supernatural and the bizarre to show the struggle of man and animal to survive.

She smiled and took the hand of her husband between her own and caressed it for half an hour, trembling.

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In her final two days she rambled incessantly in a low voice. The carpet drowned out his steps. The house in which they lived had little almkhadon on her shivers. For three months—they had been married in April—they lived a special kind of joy. That was the last day that Alicia was able to raise herself up.

El almohadón de plumas

Hljo rated it liked it Jul almohadpn, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Her twilight terrors came now in the form of monsters dragging themselves toward the bed and climbing up her quilt arduously. Among her most enduring hallucinations was an anthropoid ape on the rug, resting upon its knuckles with its eyes fixed onto hers. Then her cries ceased, and she stood awhile with her head hidden against his neck, unmoving, wordless. The servant lifted it up but immediately let it fall and stood looking down at it, pale and shaking.


Later she lost consciousness. She looked at the carpet, returned her gaze to quiroya and after a long pause of frightened confrontation, she grew calm. She looked indifferently from one side to the other. Books by Horacio Quiroga. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Skip to content Stephen Mc.

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The young girl, with her eyes excessively open, did nothing but look back and forth at the carpet to both sides of her bedhead. The following morning she awoke faint and without spirit.

Finally one day she managed to make it to the garden supported against the arm of her husband. If not, who is this translation credited to? The daily fluffing of the pillow without a doubt had slowed its progress at first, but ever since the young woman stopped moving the sucking went at a dizzying speed.