Category Archives: Translated work, Spanish to English

The Flamingos’ Stockings (Translation of Quiroga story Las Medias de los Flamencos)

One time the vipers held a great dance. They invited the frogs and the toads, the flamingos, the alligators and the fish. The fish could not walk let alone dance, but as the dance was held at the shore of … Continue reading

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The Giant Tortoise (Translation of Quiroga story La Tortuga Gigante)

Once upon a time there was a man who lived in Buenos Aires who was very happy because he was healthy and hard working. But one day he fell ill and the doctors said to him that he would only … Continue reading

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The coati

Translation of Quirgoa story El Coatí: The coati is a little animal as long of head as it is of tail, with both arched upwards, possessed of the cry of a bird, high-pitched and rash, and with a curiosity that … Continue reading

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The Coati (Translation of Quiroga story El Coati)

The coati is a little animal as long of head as it is of tail, with both arched upwards, possessed of the cry of a bird, high-pitched and rash, and with a curiosity that devours it alive. There is nothing, … Continue reading

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The Immigrants

Translation of Horacio Quiroga story Los Inmigrantes The man and the woman had been walking since four o’clock in the morning. The weather, broken down in the asphyxiating calm of a storm, made the nitrous vapours of the swamp even … Continue reading

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Sunstroke – Translation of Quiroga story La Insolacion

The puppy, Old, went out the door and crossed the patio with an upright, lazy step. He paused at the boundary of the pasture, craned his neck in the direction of the mountain, half-closed his eyes, and sat quietly. He … Continue reading

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The Feather Pillow (Translation of Quiroga story El Almohadon de Plumas)

Their honeymoon was a long, frosty affair. Blonde, angelic, and shy, the bride discovered that her childish dreams dissipated beneath the weight of her husband’s rigid character. She loved him very much, however. At times, walking together at night back … Continue reading

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