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Before Night Falls

by Reinaldo Arenas
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2020-02-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 336 pages
ISBN 13: 0525507159
ISBN 10: 9780525507154
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Synopsis : Before Night Falls written by Reinaldo Arenas, published by Penguin which was released on 2020-02-25. Download Before Night Falls Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. I had already started my autobiography in Cuba, which I had titled Before Night Falls. Being a fugitive living in the woods at the time, I had to write before it got dark. Now darkness was approaching again, only more insidiously. -- "Any attempt to reckon with Cuba's torturous twentieth century will have to take into account Arenas's monumental work ... an essential human testimony, joyful and enraged, a triumph of conscience." -- Garth Greenwell The acclaimed memoir of queer Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas chronicling his tumultuous yet luminary life, from his impoverished upbringing in Cuba to his imprisonment at the hands of a Communist regime The astonishing memoir by visionary Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas "is a book above all about being free," said The New York Review of Books--sexually, politically, artistically. Arenas recounts a stunning odyssey from his poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba and his adolescence as a rebel fighting for Castro, through his supression as a writer, imprisonment as a homosexual, his flight from Cuba via the Mariel boat lift, and his subsequent life and the events leading to his death in New York. In what The Miami Herald calls his "deathbed ode to eroticism," Arenas breaks through the code of secrecy and silence that protects the privileged in a state where homosexuality is a political crime. Recorded in simple, straightforward prose, this is the true story of the Kafkaesque life and world re-created in the author's acclaimed novels.

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