The novel The Ill-fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando recreates in a poetic style, in which time, space, and character move on multiple planes of fantasy and . “El palacio de las blanquísimas mofetas” extiende y termina de construir todo lo que comenzó en “Celestino antes del alba”, y ambas lecturas son tan. Both El palacio de las blanquisimas mofetas () and Otra vez el mar. () evince an inescapable sense of loss-of a past happiness, per- haps, but even.

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One of the best books I’ve read in awhile–and also one of the most challenging. Yet both books are extraordinary. Unlike his other novels, Arenas fails to boast of his own sexual perversions, focusing entirely on the plight of the Cuban campesino and the ravages of war.

El palacio de las blanquísimas mofetas – Reinaldo Arenas – Google Books

Return to Book Page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. La escritura de Arenas siempre ha tenido algo muy pos-moderno en ella. When it seems as if it can get no worse, the horrors of war break through with a force that places the family on the brink of madness.

Any way you can. Always in the background is the gunfire of the revelution which captivates Fortunato and eventually ensnares him. Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people.

El Palacio de las Blanquisimas Mofetas = The Palace of the Whitest Skunks

Be the first to ask a question about The Palace of the White Skunks. Inhe was sent to prison after being charged and convicted of ‘ideological deviation’ and for publishing abroad without official consent.


The second novel in the Pentagonia, this is a phantasmagoric novel of adolescent rebellion and political revolution. Jan 10, Jordy rated kofetas it was amazing Shelves: John rated it really liked it Aug 18, If it weren’t for coming upon this book by chance amid a crammed bookstore, I would not have relearned my love for literature.

Other books in the series. He escaped from prison and tried to leave Cuba by launching himself from the shore on a tire inner tube.

EL Palacio De LAS Blanquisimas Mofetas

Cite this Email this Add to favourites Print this page. Joaquim rated it it was ok Jan 26, Dec 17, Chris Campanioni rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. Lists with This Book. Published August 1st by Penguin Books first published September 4th In this, the second book of five about revolutionary Cuba, Arenas brings us into the city to continue on the life of Placio, the boy narrator introduced in Singing from the Well.

El palacio de las blanquisimas mofetas. But his torment, misery and anger is no less. Well-written but seriously depressing stuff. Sep 30, Cisily is currently reading it. Open Preview See a Problem? This is not surprising, as it’s semi-autobiographical, and Reinaldo Arenas is the writer made recognizable to contemporary US readers by the movie Before Night Falls.


The novel centers on Oriente Province, where Fortunato Arenas and his family move from their dirt-floor hut to the nearby town of Holguin. Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January Only they find themselves next door to a guava paste factory where they earn a living making boxes for pitiable wages. At times hallucinatory and at times merely repetitive and annoying. Quotes from The Palace of the Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. Elena Izquierdo rated it really liked it May 16, Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card.

To ask other readers questions about The Palace of the White Skunksplease sign up. Anyone interested in reading Latin American authors must include Arenas. That is to say, this book is sad. His Hallucinations was awarded “first Honorable Mention” in although, as the judges could find no better entry, no First Prize was awarded that year. While less difficult than Singing from the Well, The In this, the second book of five about revolutionary Cuba, Arenas brings us into the city to continue on the life of Fortunato, the boy narrator introduced in Singing from the Well.

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