Reinaldo Arenas’ Autobiography Antes Que Anochezc as Confrontational ‘Ars Moriendi’. NEREA RILEY. Goldsmiths College, University of London, New Cross, . Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas describes his poverty-stricken childhood in rural, his .. Reinaldo Arenas, con voz de denuncia, narra las vivencias que tuvo. Depp, Olatz López Garmendia, Giovanni Florido. The life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas. Also Known As: Antes que anochezca See more».

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Shocking book, perfectly written! Recorded in simple, straightforward prose, this is the true story of the Kafkaesque life and world re-created in the author’s acclaimed novels. He wanted to picture Cuba in the mind of the reader as full of homosexuals because homosexual acts were prohibited in Cuba.

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Mar 22, Jennifer Mccombs rated it it was amazing. Well how about this?

Columbia UP, New York. He utterly brought the citizens of Cuba to its knees and beg for mercy. View all 4 comments. Before Night Falls 1 3 Aug 19, Reinaldo Arenas, Fidel Castro and the Politics of homosexuality”. All 99 Cent Books. For the film, see Before Night Falls film. Abril 27 de When you read this book, you will be given a raw and realistic insight into cuban society under Fidel Castro’s regime and it will not look all that good, but something about it just makes cuban culture and cuban history very intriguing.


My first time to read a Cuban writer and he was gay and he was too good that I did not care even a bit. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Reinaldi felt like he was like a piece of meat while every man took a bite out of him and discarded him. Archivo de la Universidad de Princeton, carta del 27 de abril ahtes Not for him any alignment with ‘Left’ or ‘Right’, and I agree completely, when the so-called Left can behave as the leaders of Cuba did during the period that Arenas writes about here.

There is so much sex in this book! View all 6 comments. October 8, History. His farewell letter at the end of the memoir is as touching as anything I have ever read.

Antes Que Anochezca = Before Night Falls

They were immediately released and because Reinaldo Arenas was a famous writer who wrote books that were censored from the government, they arrested him and put in jail. One of the most notorious examples of intellectual injustice in this century is Jorge Luis Borges, who was systematically denied the Nobel Prize simply because of his political views.

It’s main message is freedom. I desperately want to give this book the full 5 stars because Reinaldo Arenas’s writing is impeccable but unfortunately this book is not meant for public consumption.

It is sad that millions of Cubans have been murdered in the hands of one man, one man only. Throughout my childhood and leading to adulthood I have gotten new glimpses about my Cuban family’s history and the horrors of living under Fidel Castro’s dictatorship but for once I wanted brand new eyes teaching me the part of Cuba that I did not know existed which were the countless artists that tried to survive in the new communist regime.


I liked this book, a whole fucking lot. Un’altra notte minacciava di giungere, la morte.

Isn’t that the point of literature: Sadly, once he escap A compelling man; there’s a compelling story here. Strano anche che non venga mai nominato Ernesto Guevara, uno dei protagonisti della rivoluzione cubana. Jul 31, Troy Rutman rated it it was amazing. It’s entertaining, to say the least.

Before Night Falls

Refresh and try again. Read More This shocking personal and political memoir from one of the most visionary writers to emerge from Castro’s Cuba recounts Arenas’ stunning odyssey–from his poverty-stricken childhood through his suppression as a writer and imprisonment as a homosexual to his flight to America and subsequent life and death in New York.

See 1 question about Before Night Falls…. It kept me up nights.

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