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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John rated it really liked it Aug 18, This carries the same emotional weight as his more famous memoir, Before Night Falls. Joseph rated it really liked it Sep 29, 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 blwnquisimas beyond the grave.

Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. Dayana Blannquisimas rated it really liked it Jul 22, Unlike his other novels, Arenas fails to boast of his own sexual perversions, focusing entirely on the plight of the Cuban campesino and the ravages of war.

But his torment, misery and anger is no less. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

While less difficult than Singing from the Well, The Mofefas 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. Be the first to ask a question about The Palace of the White Skunks. Advanced search Search history. For me, no expression of existential dread has ever been more clear, unforgiving, and spot-on For those seeking literary works on the Cuban experience, The Palace is definitely one not to be missed.


Want to Read saving…. When it seems as if it can get no worse, the horrors of war break through with a force that places the family on the brink of madness. His Hallucinations was awarded “first Honorable Mention” in although, as the judges could find no better entry, no First Prize was awarded that year.

Elena Izquierdo rated it really liked it May 16, I cry sometimes, just thinking of parts from this book That is to say, this book is sad.

Largely autobiographical in nature, the story features Polo, Adolfina and their palzcio relatives who go from one private hell to another as the deprivation takes on demonic proportions. Oct 01, John Dizon rated it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem? How do I find a book? Sep 30, Cisily is currently reading it.

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Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: The attempt failed and he was rearrested near Lenin Park and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists. He escaped from prison and tried to leave Cuba by launching himself from the shore on a tire inner tube. Cite this Email this Add to favourites Print this page. It takes a while to settle into Arenas’ free-flowing language. The second novel in the Pentagonia, this is a phantasmagoric novel of adolescent rebellion and political revolution.

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El palacio de las blanquisimas mofetas. This book is not yet dee on Listopia. 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. Michael rated it really liked it Jan 02, Books by Reinaldo Arenas. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card.


We will contact you if necessary. To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video. He blanquisimmas able to collect enough paper this way to continue his writing. Fortunato is older now, and the narrative reflects motetas maturity by following a more chronological format. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. When you do, it’s lovely, easily spliced into your own thoughts– if you are willing to allow your own thoughts to be, yes, rather sad.

Paperbackpages. Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. Any way you can. Jan 10, Jordy rated it it was amazing Shelves: The biographical movie on Arenas, Before Night Fallshints at the author’s ability yet does not do justice to works such as this. As the clarion call to war is sounded, the rebels become as scavengers living off the land while the Government is killing its own citizens in a wave of paranoia.

Published August 1st by Penguin Books first published September 4th From to he was a journalist and editor for the literary magazine La Gaceta de Cuba. Arenas’ writing skills are in full display as he blends prose and narrative rich in allegory, transporting the reader through a series of dream sequences as beheld through the eyes of different characters in the novel.

Gene rated it liked it Dec 17, Only they find themselves next door to a guava paste factory where they earn a living making boxes for pitiable wages. Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional.