BEFORE NIGHT FALLS : a memoir. (Book, 2020) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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BEFORE NIGHT FALLS : a memoir.

Author: REINALDO ARENAS
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] PENGUIN Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The acclaimed memoir of a homosexual Cuban author chronicling his tumultuous yet luminary life, from his impoverished upbringing in Cuba to his imprisonment at the hands of a Communist regime, now a part of the Penguin Vitae series, with a foreword by Colombian author Jaime Manrique. The astonishing memoir by visionary Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas "is a book above all about being free," said The New York Review of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Reinaldo Arenas; Reinaldo Arenas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: REINALDO ARENAS
ISBN: 0143134841 9780143134848
OCLC Number: 1107445223

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"The acclaimed memoir of a homosexual Cuban author chronicling his tumultuous yet luminary life, from his impoverished upbringing in Cuba to his imprisonment at the hands of a Communist regime, now a part of the Penguin Vitae series, with a foreword by Colombian author Jaime Manrique. 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 suppression 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, Before Night Falls is the true story of the Kafkaesque life and world re-created in the author's acclaimed novels"--
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