Reynaldo Arenas’ El Mundo Alucinante: Aesthetic and Thematic Focal El Mundo Alucinante o el ‘Postmodernismo’ de Reinaldo Arenas. El mundo alucinante, del escritor cubano Reinaldo Arenas (), es una de las novelas hispanoamericanas mas conocidas y formalmente mas audaces. El mundo alucinante (Spanish) Paperback – Jan 1 El mundo alucinante, del escritor cubano Reinaldo Arenas (), es una de las novelas.

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You can imagine what could be made of this history and this book does not disappoint. I ask God to grant me proof of His existence by letting me die. ee

Hallucinations: or, The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando by Reinaldo Arenas

May 29, Jason Buck rated it it was amazing. If this doesn’t sound absolutely annoying to you, it is very rewarding. His Hallucinations was awarded “first Honorable Mention” in although, as the judges could find no better entry, no First Prize was awarded that year.

Apr 14, Araceli.

Books by Reinaldo Arenas. Maybe that’s just how much I dig this girl who had me read it, or maybe it’s actually interesting to read such a strangely and unorthodoxly written book.

No alucinahte or quizzes yet. I think Arenas could develop this amazing novel because of the emotional and circumstantial link he established with this character. Simply wonderful book, the poetic power of its words reminds me of Walter Benjamin’s essays. A seminal reading experience. Sep 22, Lina added it.

It is a wonderful adventure story, both deep and hilarious. Mummified body sold to circus in and exhibited in Brussels but is arenaz lost never mhndo reappear. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Para leerlo y releerlo. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 28, keith koenigsberg rated it it was amazing Shelves: I embarked upon this read because an important lady in my life happened to have written her senior thesis on it and Alejo Carpentier ‘s Explosion in a Cathedral.


Mi mensaje no es un mensaje de derrota, sino de lucha y esperanza. To view it, click here. The story is rich with poetic fragments and a range of metaphors throughout the story. I really enjoyed it and discovered a lot of things about my country and one of the most ignored heroes: Arrested and exiled to a Spain, he was given the chance to plead his case but got lost on the way to a council meeting.

Arenas intersperses his text with quotatiojns from the real Fray Servanto’s diary and other documents, though the veracity of the Cuban author’s own contributions is not quite at the same level. Paperbackpages.

Fray Servando asiente, complacido. Fray Servando Teresa de Mier. Want to Read saving…. The most amazingly constructed, dazzling story I’ve ever approached. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This novel, banned in Cuba, was first published in Dl after being secreted out between the pages of a biological dissertation. I envy anyone reading this for the rdinaldo time. Jul 17, Joe rated it liked it.

If God were here He would have gone mad.

Hallucinations: or, The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando

Fray Servando–priest, blasphemer, dueler of monsters, irresistible lover, misunderstood prophet, prisoner, and consummate escape artist–wanders among the vice-ridden populations of eighteenth-century Europe and the Americas, fleeing dungeons, a marriage-minded woman, a slave munddo captain, and the Inquisition. The book reads like a series of hallucinations and very rarely makes a whole lot of sense.


Me siento satisfecho con haber podido contribuir aunque modestamente al triunfo de esa libertad. And if everything were possible it might as well be impossible, simply because it can be done and nothing is gained by it. La aventura real de Arenas, estriba en cambiar la historia y modificarla para llevarnos a un mundo paralelo de aventuras y sucesos que describen los infortunios del buen Fray Servando.

From to munfo was a journalist and editor for the literary magazine La Gaceta de Cuba. The attempt failed and he was rearrested near Lenin Park and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists.

Mad Maria work in that it is a brilliant narrative where you begin to wonder about the true f This is an imagined biography of the real Dominican Friar Servando Teresa de Mier — ; written in by the author of The Doorman.

The English translation is pretty shitty.

Esta novela es toda una aventura en relato y emociones. Published December 31st by Penguin Books first published Un nuevo favorito personal, sin duda. It’s written in every tense, interchangeably.

Captivating at times, but overall not that great.