The life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas. Antes que anochezca See more» Reinaldo Arenas: My name, for the moment, is Reinaldo Arenas. Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas describes his poverty-stricken childhood in rural, his adolescence as a rebel fighting for Fidel Castro, and his life in revolutionary. Depp, Olatz López Garmendia, Giovanni Florido. The life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas. Also Known As: Antes que anochezca.

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Mai citato in questo libro. Yet he seemed to juggle his hardships in a very brave and undefeated way, it’s as if he was used to live in misery and accept it I want to visit Cuba more than ever after reading Reinaldo Arenas’ bio. This book will scare the shit out of you and make you think about Cuba and arens The truth that stems from this book is beautiful.

Andrea di Stefano is great as a central antagonist of Reinaldo, as is the now-Hollywood-famous Olivier Martinez who plays a touching, platonic friend to Reinaldo. Before Night Falls Thanks for telling us about the problem. One of the comments here said that Arenas exaggerated his erotic accounts presenting every male character as being gay and that most of the sex is made up.

There is so much sex in this book! View all 8 comments.

He wanted to picture Cuba in the mind of the reader as full of homosexuals because homosexual acts were prohibited in Cuba. Having relnaldo to read most of it in the original Spanish with the English translation at hand I was reianldo Even before the actual beginning of the book in the introduction we become aware of how unreliable Arenas is as a narrator. Luckily he escaped before heading to prison and now he is running for his life.

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Before Night Falls

This shocking memoir by the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas is a book about sexual, political and artistic freedom. Non potevo vivere lontano dal mare This voice was not extinguished, however.

Besides, he went through tons of shit trying to identify himself in a country which he loved but which tried to damn him because of what they projected as a threatening liberal attitude.

And Reinaldo Arenas writes arenzs literature as one who loves it above all – certainly above politics. I suspect that that was intentional in a way that Marquis de Sade portrayed sex, sadism, murder in his libertine novel The Days of Sodom as a protest against the French government prior to the French Revolution He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers.

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You can fall in love with a ghost. View all 6 comments. Books by Reinaldo Arenas.

Sul tuo volto vedevo un’espressione amara, di dolore, di compassione verso di me, tuo figlio. His work, although not without merit, is permeated with cheap populism, and is not at the level of some other great writers who have either died in oblivion or been ignored. It is a wonderful scene, akin to Kurosawa’s use of music in the brilliant burning of the first castle scene in Ran. Early in the book he talks about writing some of his novels in long all night bursts, and that feeling comes through in the writing.

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Now a feature film starring Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp, Before Night Falls is a stunning testament to an individual’s urge to create against all odds. You can now embed Open Library books on your website!

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Now I have encountered a comparable memoir in ‘Before Night Falls’. I realized it is not fair to abash anochdzca talented writers ad hominem for the sake of one poet’s opinion of their character, but he paints a pretty grim light on certain figureheads with their backstabbing.

Sadly after this period of enlightenment, everything went to garbage come I wish no harm towards my enemies but I wish we can finally find peace and put everything to rest.

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Finally the reianldo reason that I did not enjoy as much as I did was because this book is not meant for public consumption. Nevertheless, the book gave me enormous pleasure and subjects to think upon Shocking book, anochezva written!

In Before Night Falls, Arenas recounts his journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba to his death in New York four decades later. I desperately want to give this book the full 5 stars because Reinaldo Arenas’s writing is impeccable but unfortunately this book is not meant for public consumption. Just outside of Havana, on a tour bus, I recognized El Morro from the author’s description, a prison in which reinlado author was incarcerated.

A compelling man; there’s arenax compelling story here. Add the first question.