Introduction Translator's Note Beasts in Collusion The Contract Laborers The Log-Fishermen The Yaciyatere The Charcoal-Makers The Wilderness A Workingman The Exiles Van-Houten Tacuara-Mansion The Darkroom The Orange-Distillers The Forerunners Map of Misiones List of Place Names A Quiroga Chronology
Elsa K. Gambarini taught Spanish at Yale University for several years.
"Each of the book's stories introduces the reader to a unique denizen of the wild-logger or laborer, small landowner or smalltime experimenter, who must extract an arduous living from the land and struggle with the loneliness of frontier life. Quiroga is at his best when he explores the laconic comradeship of these isolated men." * Choice * "As an author of the macabre and of nature, Quiroga redefined the borders of the fantastic, realizing that pure realism was an abomination of the marvelous and horrific reality of the Latin American jungle." * Review: Latin American Literature and Arts *