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Before Night Falls : A Memoir

Before Night Falls : A Memoir - 93 edition

Before Night Falls : A Memoir - 93 edition

ISBN13: 9780140157659

ISBN10: 0140157654

Before Night Falls : A Memoir by Reinaldo Arenas - ISBN 9780140157659
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 93
Copyright: 1993
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Before Night Falls : A Memoir by Reinaldo Arenas - ISBN 9780140157659

ISBN13: 9780140157659

ISBN10: 0140157654

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 93

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Summary

The shocking memoir by visionary Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas "is a book above all about being free," said The New York Review of Books--sexually, politically, artistically. Arenas recounts a stunning odyssey from his poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba and his adolescence as a rebel fighting for Castro, through his supression as a writer, imprisonment as a homosexual, his flight from Cuba via the Mariel boat lift, and his subsequent life and the events leading to his death in New York. In what The Miami Herald calls his "deathbed ode to eroticism," Arenas breaks through the code of secrecy and silence that protects the privileged in a state where homosexuality is a political crime. Recorded in simple, straightforward prose, this is the true story of the Kafkaesque life and world re-created in the author's acclaimed novels.

Author Bio

Arenas, Reinaldo :

Reinaldo Arenas was born in Cuba in 1943. In 1980, he was one of 120,000 Cubans who arrived in the United States on the Mariel boatlift. Arenas settled in New York where he lived until his death from AIDS ten years later.


Koch, Dolores M. :

Cuban-born Dolores M. Koch holds a Ph.D. in Latin American literature.