The novel The Ill-fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando recreates in a poetic style, in which time, space, and character move on multiple planes of fantasy and . “El palacio de las blanquísimas mofetas” extiende y termina de construir todo lo que comenzó en “Celestino antes del alba”, y ambas lecturas son tan. Both El palacio de las blanquisimas mofetas () and Otra vez el mar. () evince an inescapable sense of loss-of a past happiness, per- haps, but even.

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The biographical movie on Arenas, Before Night Fallshints at the author’s ability yet does not do justice to works such as this. As the clarion call to war is sounded, the rebels become as scavengers living off the land while the Government is killing its own citizens in a wave of paranoia.

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At times hallucinatory and at times merely repetitive and annoying. Inhe moved to Havana to enroll in the School of Planification and, later, in the Faculty of Letters at the Universidad de La Habana, where he studied philosophy and literature without completing a degree. Dec 17, Chris Campanioni rated it really liked it.

Oct 01, John Dizon rated it it was amazing. Always in the background is the gunfire of the revelution which captivates Fortunato and eventually ensnares him. En ocasiones, se me antoja la vida del autor y su familia. It takes a while to settle into Arenas’ free-flowing language. Of the many perspectives in this book, the one that felt like a resting place from utter despair was that of a thirteen year old girl who had already committed suicide and was commenting from beyond the grave.


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Arenas’ writing skills are in full blanquisimxs as he blends prose and narrative rich in allegory, transporting the reader through a series of dream sequences as beheld through the eyes of different characters in the novel. Feb 25, Frankie rated it liked it Shelves: I cry sometimes, just thinking of parts from this book For me, no expression of existential dread has ever been more clear, unforgiving, and spot-on Reinaldo Arenas’ Palace of the White Skunks is a searing indictment of the pre-Castro social system in Cuba, railing as much against its crushing poverty as the mindlessness of its military campaign against the rebels seeking to overthrow the Batista regime.

Dec 10, Richard rated it it was amazing Shelves: El palacio de las blanquisimas mofetas. Well-written but seriously depressing stuff. The attempt failed and he was lad near Lenin Park and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists.

The Palace of the White Skunks by Reinaldo Arenas

Jan 10, Jordy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Can I get a copy? Sep 05, Angela rated it it was ok Shelves: He escaped from prison and tried to leave Cuba by launching himself from the shore on a tire inner tube.

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Published August 1st by Penguin Books first published September 4th Lists with This Book. His Hallucinations was awarded “first Honorable Mention” in although, as the judges could find no better entry, no First Prize was awarded that year.

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Unlike his other novels, Arenas fails to boast of his own sexual perversions, focusing entirely on the plight of the Cuban campesino and the ravages of war. We will contact you if necessary.

That is to say, this book is sad. When it seems as if it can get no worse, the horrors of war break through with a force that places the family on the brink of madness.

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Cite this Email this Add to favourites Print this page. Inpxlacio part of the Mariel Boatlift, he fled to the United States. He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers. Other books in the series.