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Reinaldo Arenas (July 16, – December 7, ) was a Cuban poet, novelist , and . “Queer Parody and Intertextuality: A Postmodern Reading of Reinaldo Arenas’s El cometa Halley,” By: Francisco Soto, IN: Ingenschay, Desde aceras. According to the Cuban’s narrative, Garcia Lorca did not complete his story, leaving it “unfinished and unclear” (“El Cometa Halley” 83; “Halley’s Comet” ), . Cuba’s Political and Sexual Outlaw: Reinaldo Arenas. Gaines- ville: University “A Twice-Told Tail: Reinaldo Arenas’s ‘El Cometa Halley.’” PMLA ().

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Literature portal Cuba portal Poetry portal. This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat Its publication in in France and Mexico, without Cuban authorization, was followed by his demotion at the UNEAC and secret commeta vigilance, and finally, inhis arrest and incarceration for fondling two boys. In a suicide letter written for publication, Arenas wrote:.

Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Reinaldo Arenas – Wikipedia

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. From to he was a journalist and editor halley the literary magazine La Gaceta de Cuba. Jorge Olivares, Becoming Reinaldo Arenas: I want to encourage the Cuban people abroad as well as on the Island to continue fighting for freedom Mundo Nuevo was accused of being funded by the CIA.


Rather it traces his literary strategies and obsessions against the horizon of contemporary Cuban and Latin American literature. As is evident and as critics such as Francisco Soto have pointed out, the “child narrator” in “Celestino”, Fortunato of “The Palace Due to my delicate state of health and to the terrible depression that causes me not to be able to continue writing and struggling for the freedom of Cuba, I am ending my life Duke University Press, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Pentagonia Before Night Falls. 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.

Reinaldo Arenas

Becoming Reinaldo Arenas is an exemplary work of literary criticism. He escaped from prison and tried to leave Cuba by launching himself from the shore on a tire inner tube. In this work was made into a filmdirected by Julian Schnabelin which Arenas was played by Javier Bardem.

Inhe was sent to prison after being charged and convicted of “ideological deviation” and for publishing abroad without official consent.

He was able to collect enough paper this way to continue his writing. 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 interviews, his autobiography, and in some of his fiction work itself, Arenas draws explicit connections between his own life experience and the identities and fates of his protagonists. His writings and openly gay life were, bybringing him into conflict with the Communist government.


The attempt failed renialdo he was reinnaldo near Lenin Park 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. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

As Olivares shows in his first chapter, he became a writer thanks to the Cuban Revolution, his sexual life unfolding and then being increasingly restricted by it, his own political stance developing only gradually.

Despite his short life and the hardships imposed during his imprisonment, Arenas produced a significant body of work. Threatened with death, he was forced to renounce his work and was released in However, his attempts to smuggle his work comeat of prison were discovered and he was severely punished.

While he lived his homosexuality openly, he conformed to the official government hallfy in other respects, as when he published in La gaceta de Cuba a letter denouncing the Latin American journal Mundo Nuevo for having published without his consent excerpts from his novel El mundo alucinante. Cuba will be free. There is no doubt that Arenas was a product of the Cuban Revolution. Family, Sexuality, and the Cuban Revolution.