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Pentagonia Before Night Falls. Cecilia rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Well written tale that mixes reality, philosophy and humor perfectly. In a suicide letter written for publication, Arenas wrote: The paragraphs below are from Wikipedia: Overall 3 stars for effort. Tanto los humanos como los animales no se ponen de acuerdo sobre el regreso.

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. By porter this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

El Portero : The Doorman

He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers. Like the main character, the author ended up a man without a country who could not stand but could not forget the land he left behind, but also could not fit into the reality of his new land. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Feb 20, Hyram Sempere rated it really liked it.


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I took it as a parody of the endless conflicting demands by citizens of a democracy. His effort here go unnoticed by the people but the animals perceive his goodness and decide to sl and engage him in their efforts to escape.

El Portero by Reinaldo Arenas

Un libro verdaderamente decepcionante. 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. In rfinaldo, he arennas sent to prison after being charged and convicted of “ideological deviation” and for publishing abroad without official consent.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had expectations for this book and it totally dumped me on my ass in a good way by upending them.

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. Description This novel was written in New York between and His satire is delectable.

Due to my delicate state of health and to the terrible depression that causes me not to aarenas able rrinaldo continue writing and struggling for the freedom of Cuba, I am ending my life Sep 18, P. His writings and openly gay lifestyle were, bybringing him into conflict with the Communist government.

The attempt failed and he was rearrested near Lenin Park and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers arebas rapists. Written in New York between andthis is the story of Juan, who starts working as a doorman in Manhattan after having failed at various jobs, to discover that given the extravagant gallery of characters populating the building, he can only really understand their pets.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He was able to collect enough paper this way to continue his writing. His Porteto was awarded “first Honorable Mention” in although, as the judges could find no better entry, no First Prize was awarded that year. If it’s saying what I think it’s saying. Note that the author was openly gay — see biographical info below.

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Reinaldo Arenas – Wikipedia

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. He escaped from prison and tried to leave Cuba by reinapdo himself from the shore on a tire inner tube. Trivia About The Doorman. This is a sort of magical realism fable written in about by Cuban author Arenas.

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