New perspectives on the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe and Horacio Quiroga

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Texas Tech University

This work attempts to be a comparative analysis between two different authors and some of their work. The authors are: Edgar Allan Poe and Horacio Quiroga, the first being a guide for the second one. This work will focus on a comparisson of the American writer with the Uruguayan and indicate the main points of divergence between both. In order to accomplish this purpose, I will analyze some of their tales and I will also focus on the genre of short story as the main vehicle used by them to work and develop their theories throughout their narratives. For this analysis, I take four topics in order to compare Poe and Quiroga's tales and their approach to these topic since they recur in all these short stories. In every chapter I selected some tales that show some kind of resemblances between both writers, and, in many cases, these tales appear in more than one chapter.

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation, Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Influence -- Quiroga, Quiroga, Horacio, 1878-1937 -- Criticism and interpretation