Other Literary Forms
Though famous to readers of Spanish American literature exclusively for his short fiction, Horacio Quiroga wrote, to a limited degree and with equally limited success, in other forms as well. He published two novels, Historia de un amor turbio (1908; story of a turbulent love) and Pasado amor (1929; past love), as well as one theatrical work. He also included poems in his first book, Los arrecifes de coral (coral reefs), a work written in the fin de siècle tradition of Spanish American modernism and completely anti-Quiroga in both style and content. He also wrote literary criticism and theory. His most famous (at least among experts in Spanish American fiction) foray into this particular area was a handful of articles that he wrote for the magazine El Hogar (the hearth), in which he discussed the theory and practice of writing short stories.