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Todo gran poder necesita un libro que lo legitime. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Arenas uses so little dialogue at times. aarenas

Its essence is the attempt of everyone to proselytize each other, in a variety of ways. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If I were still in school and was assigned this for a spanish lit class, I’d analyze the dickens out of it. I found the novel’s comical, first-person plural narration by other Cuban-Americans as entertainingly unbelievable as everything else in the novel very enjoyable.

He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers. Looking for beautiful books? They elect him as their leader and they and he eventually leave the building en masse on a cross-county journey looking for the promised land. The Best Books of As is evident and as critics such as Francisco Soto have pointed out, the “child narrator” in “Celestino”, Fortunato of “The Palace El Portero by Reinaldo Arenas.

I don’t want to give anything away, but it gets weird. Sergio Acera rated it liked it Aug 28, Cecilia rated it it was amazing Jul 27, He will meet an extravagant gallery of characters, including: The apartment block is populated by a fabulous mix of people and their pets: He was able to collect enough paper this way to continue his writing. The thrust of the story is that twenty-something Juan moves from Cuba to Manhattan to become a doorman.


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Reinaldo Arenas July 16, — December 7, was a Cuban poetnovelistand playwright known as an early sympathizer, and later critic of Fidel Castro and the revolutionand a rebel of the Cuban government. The attempt failed and he was teinaldo and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists.

He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers. Roy E, sixty-five and obsessed with giving out candy to everybody; Brenda Hill, a somewhat off woman, single and slightly alcoholic; Arthur Makadam, an aging and impotent ladies’ man; Casandra Levinson, who does not cease to e propaganda in favor of Castro while enjoying the Capitalist comforts; the Oscar Times couple, both gay and so physically and morally similar that they seem to be only one person; Walter Skirius, the scientist obsessed with artificial implants Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

Si tienen un gesto generoso es porque areas conviene. Despite his short life and the hardships imposed during his imprisonment, Arenas produced a significant body of work.

Reinaldo Arenas

He escaped from prison pirtero tried to leave Cuba by launching himself from the shore on a tire inner tube. Arenas is a master. His Hallucinations was awarded “first Honorable Mention” in although, as the judges could find no better entry, no First Prize was awarded that year. I also acquired some new vocabulary words: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. If I could give this book more than portreo stars, I would.


I could almost believe the author started the story not knowing where it was going to go, ending up needing talking animals purely because he ran out of other ideas.

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Only for Fans of Reinaldo Arenasand, even then, a minor work of this immense auteur. If it’s saying what I think it’s saying.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The paragraphs below are from Wikipedia: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Feb 20, Hyram Sempere rated it really liked it. In a suicide letter written for publication, Arenas wrote:. But then the rug is swiped reinalxo from under us, in what can only be called a “Dr.

The main character, Juan, fled Cuba by boat ten years ago and is now a arenaa at a ritzy apartment building in New York. Inhe moved to Havana to enroll in the School of Planification and, later, in the Faculty of Letters at the Universidad de La Habanawhere he studied philosophy and literature without completing a degree.

This is effectively two novellas that share a protagonist a Cuban doorman in NYC. His writings and openly gay lifestyle were, bybringing him into conflict with the Communist government.

I want to encourage the Cuban people abroad as well as on the Island to continue fighting for freedom El portero es el amigo entre los enemigos.

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