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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Fortunato is older now, and the narrative reflects this maturity by following a more chronological format. Advanced search Search history. Rodrigo Figueroa rated it it was ok Dec 11, Francisco Mejia rated it really liked it Mar 16, Cite this Email this Add to favourites Print this page.

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Refresh and try again. That is to say, this book is sad. Lists with This Book. His aunts Digna, Jacinta, Celia and Esther are all survivors along the bleak landscape, expecting to find their lot improved by the move to Holguin.

Feb 25, Frankie rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 07, Sean A. This is not surprising, as it’s semi-autobiographical, and Reinaldo Arenas is the writer made recognizable to contemporary US readers by the movie Before Night Falls. Joseph rated it really liked it Sep 29, Cuba — History — — Fiction.


National Library of Australia. This translation into English is superb.

This carries the same emotional weight as his more famous memoir, Before Night Falls. Can I view this online? Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January The second novel in the Pentagonia, this is a phantasmagoric novel of adolescent rebellion and political revolution. Joaquim rated it it was ok Jan 26, Only they find themselves next door to a guava paste factory where they earn a living making boxes for pitiable wages.

Anyone interested in reading Latin American authors must include Arenas. Dec 17, Chris Campanioni rated it really liked it. Books by Reinaldo Arenas. Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people.

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El palacio de las blanquisimas mofetas. Fortunato himself becomes a victim in the wrong place at the wrong time. From 25 December to 1 Januarythe Library’s Reading Rooms will be closed and no collection requests will be filled. I picked it up expecting something different, put it down, picked it up again, and mofetss it to move me, maybe a little too much, as I felt fairly despairing myself as I was reading it.

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For me, no expression of existential dread has ever been more clear, unforgiving, and spot-on 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.


Trivia About The Palace of the Dec 10, Richard rated it it was amazing Shelves: The novel centers on Oriente Province, where Fortunato Arenas and his family move from their dirt-floor hut to the nearby town of Holguin. Always in the background is the gunfire of the revelution which captivates Fortunato and eventually ensnares him. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Published August 1st by Penguin Books first published September 4th It takes a while to settle into Arenas’ free-flowing language. However, his attempts to smuggle his work out of prison were discovered and he was severely punished. Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional.

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Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. Muchos eventos se contradicen y se salta en el tiempo y se repiten eventos con detalles diferentes pslacio a diferentes puntos de vista. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. While less difficult than Singing from the Well, The In this, the second book of five about revolutionary Cuba, Arenas brings us into the city to continue on the life of Fortunato, the boy narrator introduced in Singing from the Well.