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Reinaldo Arenas

Threatened with death, he was forced to renounce his work and was released in Nicolas rated it really liked it Oct 22, The attempt failed and he was rearrested and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists. I want to encourage the Cuban people abroad as well as on the Island to continue fighting for freedom In interviews, his autobiography, and in some of his fiction work itself, Arenas draws explicit connections between his own life experience and the identities and fates of his protagonists.

In this work was made into a filmdirected by Julian Schnabelin which Arenas was played by Javier Bardem. Books by Reinaldo Arenas. Animales mitifican el occidentalismo. If I could give this book more than five stars, I would.

Written in New York between andthis is the story of Juan, who starts working as a doorman in Manhattan after having poryero at various jobs, to discover that given the extravagant gallery of characters populating the building, he can only really understand their pets. His satire is delectable. Despite his short life and the hardships imposed during his imprisonment, Arenas produced a significant body of work. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Alena rated it really liked it May 04, To ask other readers questions about El Porteroplease sign up.


Kate rated it liked it Mar 19, His writings and openly gay life were, bybringing him into conflict with the Communist government. Con una prosa muy rica, Arenas construye un relato que raya en lo surreal. I could almost believe the author started the story not knowing where it was going to go, ending up needing talking animals purely because he ran out of other ideas.

Well written tale that mixes reality, philosophy and humor perfectly.

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I took it as a parody of the endless conflicting demands by citizens of a democracy. NY como mundo sumergido: Retrieved from ” https: The thrust of the reihaldo is that twenty-something Juan moves from Cuba to Manhattan to become a doorman. This is effectively two novellas that share a protagonist a Cuban doorman in NYC.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lower photo from azquotes. But then the rug is swiped right from under us, in what can only be called a “Dr.


El Portero : The Doorman

His writings and openly gay lifestyle were, bybringing him into conflict with the Communist government. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Arenas is a master. No trivia or quizzes yet. Inhe moved to Havana to enroll in the School of Planification and, later, in the Faculty of Letters at the Universidad de Arrenas Habana, where he studied philosophy and literature without completing a degree.

After having failed at various jobs, Juan finds a place as a doorman in a Manhattan skyscraper. Todo gran poder necesita un libro que lo legitime. From to he was a journalist and editor for the literary magazine La Gaceta de Cuba.

Books – Reinaldo Arenas – El Portero – Ediciones Universal – Paperback – USA –

Only for Fans of Reinaldo Arenasand, even then, a minor work of this immense auteur. Toward the end of the book the fantasy gets kicked up a notch. The writing style itself is not particularly inventive, literary or engaging — bland, linear and slightly juvenile. Juan como arma de poder. Refresh and try again.

I skimmed the end because Arenas’ writing, while beautifully rendered, became somewhat too pandering and, honestly, boring.