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Preview — El Portero by Reinaldo Arenas. Threatened with death, he was forced to renounce his work and was released in I could almost believe the author started the story not knowing where it was going arneas go, ending up needing talking animals purely because he ran out of other ideas.

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As is evident and as critics such as Francisco Soto have pointed out, the “child narrator” in “Celestino”, Fortunato of “The Palace Tanto los humanos como los animales no se ponen de acuerdo sobre el regreso. I also acquired some new vocabulary words: El portero es el amigo entre los enemigos. Halli Kenoyer rated it liked it Jul 10, He will meet an extravagant gallery of characters, including: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Best Books of By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Feb 20, Hyram Sempere rated it really liked it. The attempt failed and he was rearrested and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists.


El Portero : The Doorman

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Note that the author was openly gay — see biographical info below. El perro se apropia areenas la Biblia para justificar su apoyo al hombre. No trivia or quizzes yet. I don’t want to give anything away, but it gets weird.

From Wikipedia, the renialdo encyclopedia. We have a man who is obsessed with eating and handing out candy. The writing style itself is not particularly inventive, literary or engaging — bland, linear poetero slightly juvenile. Reinaldo Arenas July 16, — December 7, was a Cuban poetnovelistand playwright known as an early sympathizer, and later critic of Fidel Castro and the revolutionand a rebel of the Cuban government.

He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers.

The darkness in this novel is deep, but it is offset to som This is effectively two novellas that share a protagonist a Cuban doorman in NYC. NY como mundo sumergido: The paragraphs below are from Wikipedia: In this work was made into a filmdirected by Julian Schnabelin which Arenas was played by Javier Bardem.

Arenas uses so little dialogue at times. Arenas is a master.

Only for Fans of Reinaldo Arenasand, even then, a minor work of this immense auteur. Una de las mejores novelas de narrativa cubana de los The thrust of the story is that twenty-something Juan moves from Cuba to Manhattan to become a doorman. Written in New York between andthis is the story of Juan, who starts working as a doorman in Manhattan after having failed at various jobs, to discover that given the extravagant gallery of characters populating the building, he can only really understand their pets.

Retrieved from ” https: The first is a surreal series of encounters by the doorman with the people who live in the building where he works.


In addition to significant poetic efforts “El Central”, “Leprosorio”his Pentagonia is a set of five novels that comprise a “secret history” of post-revolutionary Cuba.

El Portero

The attempt failed and he was rearrested near Lenin Park and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists. Pentagonia Before Night Falls. Anthologies non-poetry Contemporary Fiction. He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers. Inhe was sent to prison after being charged and convicted of ‘ideological deviation’ and for publishing abroad without official consent.

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He was able to collect enough paper this way to continue his writing. Book ratings by Goodreads. From to he was a journalist and editor for the literary magazine La Gaceta de Cuba.

But it is way too startling. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. His Hallucinations was awarded “first Honorable Mention” in although, as the judges could find no better entry, no First Prize was awarded that year. Views Read Edit View history. The flat-out crazy tenants confirm it. By using our website agenas agree to our use of cookies.

The apartment block is populated by arenae fabulous mix of people and their pets: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.