South American Jungle Tales

Horacio Quiroga (1878 - 1937)
Translated by Arthur Livingston (1883 - 1944)

The stories in South American Jungle Tales center on the relationships between people and the different creatures Quiroga came into contact with on his farm in Misiones, a region of jungle in Uruguay along the banks of the Upper Parana river. Each story quickly evolves into a fantastical realm where the various animals take on familiar human characteristics. These stories, of course, are a metaphor for how man interacts with nature. They are used to show how human beings are an integral part of a greater ecosystem; and can either chose to exploit it to his detriment, or to live in harmony within it. - Summary by James K. White

Genre(s): Nature & Animal Fiction, Single Author Collections

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 How the Rays Defended the Ford James K. White
00:25:08
Play 02 The Story of Two Raccoon Cubs and Two Man Cubs James K. White
00:19:02
Play 03 The Parrot That Lost Its Tail James K. White
00:15:46
Play 04 The Blind Doe James K. White
00:16:46
Play 05 The Alligator War James K. White
00:26:28
Play 06 How the Flamingoes Got Their Stockings James K. White
00:12:00
Play 07 The Lazy Bee James K. White
00:17:59
Play 08 The Giant Tortoise's Golden Rule James K. White
00:13:47