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Arenas, Reinaldo 1943-1990

Overview
Works: 239 works in 1,039 publications in 8 languages and 22,774 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bildungsromans  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PQ7390.A72, 863
Publication Timeline
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Hallucinations; being an account of the life and adventures of Friar Servando Teresa de Mier by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
33 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Farewell to the sea : a novel of Cuba by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twice confiscated by Cuban authorities and rewritten from memory, this litany of despair--the story of life in totalitarian Cuba--is told through the voice of a wife (who remains nameless), then through that of her husband, Hector, a disenchanted revolutionary and poet. Hector, his wife and baby vacation for six days at a small seaside cabin. There, in feverish lyrical outbursts, they each lament the loss of the freedom they had barely begun to know in early Castro years, and with its passing the loss of everything else--enthusiasm, rebelliousness and hope. Nothing except terror remains, and as it grows, Hector and his wife's relationship becomes intolerable. Under the domestic idle chatter lie their complete solitudes, a vestige of wilted love, her disgust at the messier aspects of child care, his silent fury and homosexual desire.--From publisher description
El mundo alucinante; una novela de aventuras by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
42 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El cándido, pícaro, aventurero y exaltado fray Servando Teresa de Mier, célebre personaje histórico convertido para la ficción en protagonista de esta novela, fue un fraile mexicano de la orden de los predicadores que vivió a caballo de los siglos XVIII y XIX, por sus poco ortodoxas ideas sufrió persecuciones, destierros, y dio numerosas veces con sus huesos en la cárcel. En sus incansables andanzas --incluso su cadáver fue trasegado de acá para allá--, recorrió, entre otros países, la España de Carlos IV y Godoy, la Francia de Chateaubriand y Madame de Staël, la Inglaterra de Lady Hamilton, Italia, Estados Unidos ("país donde por cada respiro hay que pagar un impuesto", comenta fray Servando) y Cuba. No en vano, trascendiendo la simple biografía y haciendo una pirueta literaria en la mejor tradición del barroco cubano, Reinaldo Arenas va tejiendo una auténtica novela de aventuras, como él mismo la subtitula, hasta otorgarle una dimensión fabulosa, casi mítica.--Descripción de la editorial
The color of summer, or, The new garden of earthly delights by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arenas's finest comic achievement is also the fulfillment of his life's work, the Pentagonia, a five-volume cycle of autobiographical novels he began writing in his early twenties. Although it is the penultimate installment in his "secret history of Cuba," it was, in fact, the last book Arenas wrote before his death in 1990. A tale of survival by wits and wit, this is ultimately a powerful and passionate story about the triumph of the human spirit over the forces of political and sexual repression.--From publisher description
Celestino antes del alba by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
46 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Singing from the well by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The assault by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A surrealistic novel on a dictatorship, a Cuban version of George Orwell's 1984. The protagonist is a counter-whispering agent whose task is to ferret out people spreading rumors inimical to the regime. By the author Before Night Falls
The palace of the white skunks by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Story of Fortunato, a dreamy, sullen boy trapped in a house full of abandoned aunts in a decrepit backwater. Tormented by sexual desires for both men and women, he hears, in the pauses in his family's quarrels, the crackle of rebel gunfire a sound that will beckon him into a world as demented as the one he has sworn to escape."--P. [4] of cover
El color del verano by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
32 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the fiftieth anniversary of the rule of Fifo, the elderly and mad ruler of Cuba, an outrageous celebration is to be held in honor of the tyrant
The doorman by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El portero by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old Rosa : a novel in two stories by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El palacio de las blanquísimas mofetas by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
23 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otra vez el mar by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in Spanish and French and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adiós a mamá : de La Habana a Nueva York by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Huit nouvelles écrites à La Havane, puis à Miami et New York, de 1963 à 1987, et rassemblées par l'auteur en un recueil peu de temps avant sa mort. Une évocation fantastique et lyrique de son île qui est une satire burlesque, d'une violence parfois scatologique en opposition avec tout interdit moral
Viaje a la Habana : (novela en tres viajes) by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
31 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El asalto by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The narrator offers his surrealistic impressions of life in Cuba as he struggles to maintain his sanity in the face of brutal repression
Arturo, la estrella más brillante by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Termina el desfile by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La loma del ángel by Reinaldo Arenas ( Book )
26 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Arenas.
Arenas, Reinaldo
Arenas, Reinaldo, 1943-
Arenas, Reynaldo.
Arenas, Reynaldo, 1943-1990
アレナス, レイナルド
Languages
Spanish (401)
English (140)
French (14)
German (4)
Italian (3)
Portuguese (1)
Catalan (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
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