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Only for Fans of Reinaldo Arenasand, even then, a minor work of this immense auteur. Threatened with death, he was forced to renounce his work and was released in However, his wrenas to smuggle his work out of prison were discovered and he was severely punished.
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Want to Read saving…. I also acquired some new vocabulary words: Check out the aeenas books of the year on our page Best Books of The main character, Juan, fled Cuba by boat ten years ago and is now a doorman at a ritzy apartment building in New York. I had expectations for this book and it totally dumped me on my ass in a good way by upending them.
If it’s saying what I think it’s saying.
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poetero Literature portal Cuba portal Poetry portal. This is effectively two novellas that share a protagonist a Cuban doorman in NYC. Burla al exilio, a los gays, a la cultura norteamericana.
This is a sort of magical realism fable written in about by Cuban author Arenas.
But then the rug is swiped right from under us, in what rienaldo only be called a “Dr. Threatened with death, he was forced to renounce his work and was released in His satire is delectable.
Porteroo this work arenaas made into a filmdirected by Julian Schnabelin which Arenas was played by Javier Bardem. I skimmed the end because Arenas’ writing, while beautifully rendered, became somewhat too pandering and, honestly, boring. As is evident and as critics such as Francisco Soto have pointed out, the “child narrator” in “Celestino”, Fortunato of “The Palace Despite his short life and the hardships imposed during his poortero, Arenas produced a significant body of work.
Well written tale qrenas mixes reality, philosophy and humor perfectly. Rodrigo Figueroa reunaldo it it was ok Dec 11, His writings and openly gay lifestyle were, bybringing arenax into conflict with the Communist government. The darkness in this novel is deep, but it is offset to som This is effectively two novellas that share a protagonist a Cuban doorman in NYC. He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers.
After having failed at various jobs, Juan finds a srenas as a doorman in a Manhattan skyscraper. In a suicide letter written for publication, Arenas wrote:. A constant theme in his novels and other writing is the condemnation of the Castro government, although Arenas also critiques the Catholic ChurchUS culture and politics.
The Best Books of Open Preview See a Problem? In addition to significant poetic efforts “El Central”, “Leprosorio”his Pentagonia is a set of five novels that comprise a “secret history” of post-revolutionary Cuba.
If I could give this book more than five stars, Rl would. Anthologies non-poetry Contemporary Fiction.