Reynaldo Arenas’ El Mundo Alucinante: Aesthetic and Thematic Focal El Mundo Alucinante o el ‘Postmodernismo’ de Reinaldo Arenas. El mundo alucinante, del escritor cubano Reinaldo Arenas (), es una de las novelas hispanoamericanas mas conocidas y formalmente mas audaces. El mundo alucinante (Spanish) Paperback – Jan 1 El mundo alucinante, del escritor cubano Reinaldo Arenas (), es una de las novelas.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This novel, banned in Cuba, was first published in Paris after being secreted out between the pages of a biological dissertation. Para leerlo y releerlo.

Hallucinations: or, The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando

Arenas intersperses his text with quotatiojns from the real Fray Servanto’s diary and other documents, though the veracity of the Cuban author’s own contributions is not quite at the same level.

Al pueblo cubano tanto en el exilio como en la Isla los exhorto aluciante que sigan reiinaldo por la libertad. I really enjoyed it and discovered a lot of things about my country and one of the most ignored heroes: But as I learned from reading an excellently though out and written thesis, this was intentional.

As confusing and meandering and I’ll say it seemingly nonsensical this book was, I did find myself enjoying it. Preview — Hallucinations by Reinaldo Arenas. Y si esto no fuese poco, reta al lector alucknante identificar las diferentes personas narradoras durante el hilo de la historia, juega con las 1a, 2a y 3a persona.

Hallucinations: or, The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando by Reinaldo Arenas

Inhe moved to Havana to enroll in the School of Planification and, later, in the Faculty of Letters at the Universidad de La Habana, where he studied philosophy and literature without completing a degree. Inas part of the Mariel Boatlift, he fled to the United States. Fray Servando is, for the most part, a very sympathetic character, and I found myself curious as to what strange misfortune would befall him next. Fray Servando–priest, blasphemer, dueler of monsters, irresistible lover, misunderstood prophet, prisoner, and consummate escape artist–wanders among the vice-ridden populations of eighteenth-century Europe and the Americas, fleeing dungeons, a marriage-minded woman, a slave ship captain, and the Inquisition.

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The magical realism style, is a mixture of first and third person, is in deed more like a hallucination reflecting the inner and outer struggle of this real life revolutionary priest. Sep 22, Lina added it. I don’t want to say laucinante, because that will ruin it for you. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

He was able to collect enough paper this way to continue his writing. Brillante, fuera de serie. I ask God to grant me proof of His existence by letting me die.

Open Preview See a Problem? To ask other readers questions about Hallucinationsplease sign up. But the trouble is you never know how much you can do.

But I doubt that He can hear me. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And if everything were possible it might as well be impossible, simply because it can be done and nothing is gained by it.

Let’s not exclude Rulfo The most amazingly constructed, dazzling story I’ve ever approached. The book follows the Peregrinations and alucnante they are indeed of a 17th century Mexican priest as he is hounded throughout the world following and inflammatory and, by some accounts, blasphemous speech.


Pongo fin a mi vida voluntariamente porque no puedo seguir trabajando. I embarked upon this read because an important lady in my life happened to have written her senior thesis on it and Alejo Carpentier ‘s Explosion in a Cathedral.

Jul 17, Joe rated it liked it. Esa voluntad de ser libres los conduce, paralelo al vulgar desarrollo de las batallas cotidianas, al mundo alucinante. The author himself was a prisoner in Castro’s Cuba for two years. Lists with This Book. Mad Maria work in that it is a brilliant narrative where you begin to wonder about the true f This is an imagined biography of the real Dominican Friar Servando Teresa de Mier — ; written in by the author of The Doorman.

His Hallucinations was awarded “first Honorable Mention” in although, as the judges could find no better entry, no First Prize was awarded that year.

Awesomely well written, I introduce you to the most ignored but also most amazing writer of the Magic Realism. Fray Servando asiente, complacido. The protagonist of El mundo alucinante, Servando, is based on the historical figure of Fray Servando Teresa de Miera Dominican friar who spent much of his life in and out o I rate this book a 3.

A seminal reading experience. Ne vale sicuramente la pena! Friar ServandoFrei Servando. The story is rich with poetic fragments and a range of metaphors throughout the story.