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O'Keefe, Cunningham

Works: 10 works in 69 publications in 5 languages and 1,272 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographical films  Drama  Film adaptations  Autobiographies  Biographies 
Roles: Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Author, Conceptor
Classifications: PQ7390.A72, 863
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Most widely held works by Cunningham O'Keefe
Before night falls by Julian Schnabel( Visual )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A look at the life of Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States. Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work."--Container
Avant la nuit by Julian Schnabel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avant la nuit retrace la vie de l'écrivain cubain Reinaldo Arenas : son enfance, son enthousiasme pour la révolution castriste, ses désillusions, son exil politique à New York en 1980, le succès de ses romans, les périodes d'emprisonnement, son homosexualité et son suicide en 1990, alors qu'il était atteint du sida
Bevor es Nacht wird( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spielfilm über das Leben des kubanischen Schriftstellers Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990)
Before night falls( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before night falls by Cunningham O'Keefe( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press kit includes: 1 booklet (cast and crew credits listing, forward, synopsis, production and biographical information), 4 black and white still photographs
Before night falls by Reinaldo Arenas( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before night falls: by Cunningham O'Keefe( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clean typescript, undated. Film was released to theaters in 2000
Before night falls by Reinaldo Arenas( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Before Night Fall is Reinaldo Arenas's stunning autobiography - a bold and unrestrained account of his life as a writer and a homosexual. Arenas, acknowledged as one of the great twentieth-century Cuban writers, was born in 1943 into a poor, rural Cuban family. At the age of fifteen he joined Castro's guerrillas against Batista's right-wing regime, only to discover that repression under Castro would be on a monumental scale. Reinaldo Arenas spent twenty years of his life trying to survive his "re-education," to safeguard his manuscripts, and to maintain his sanity when he was imprisoned in El Morro prison in Havana. But despite everything that happened to him, including betrayal by his aunt and some of his closest "friends," Arenas triumphed, finally leaving Cuba during the Mariel exodus in 1980." "But America could never replace his beloved Cuba, and his anti-Castro stance made him unsympathetic to many American intellectuals. The final irony was his battle with AIDS, which dominated the last years of his life until he committed suicide on December 7, 1990, at the age of forty-seven." "Before Night Falls was begun before Arenas left Cuba and was completed in the last stage of the disease. It is an extraordinary document - a compelling and moving account of the hell that Arenas experienced in Cuba and the purgatory he endured in the United States. It is a book both raw and fierce, tender and lyrical, particularly about the Cuban landscape. In it you will discover a man of enormous vitality, resilience, and courage. Arenas writes of his own book, "I tell my truth like a Jew who has suffered from racism, a Russian who has been in the Gulag, or any human being who has eyes to see things as they are: I cry out: therefore I am.""--Jacket
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