Download e-book for kindle: Becoming Reinaldo Arenas: Family, Sexuality, and The Cuban by Jorge Olivares

By Jorge Olivares

ISBN-10: 0822353822

ISBN-13: 9780822353829

ISBN-10: 0822353962

ISBN-13: 9780822353966

Becoming Reinaldo Arenas explores the existence and paintings of the Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas (1943–1990), who emerged at the Latin American cultural scene within the Sixties and fast completed literary repute. but as a political dissident and an overtly homosexual guy, Arenas additionally skilled discrimination and persecution; he produced a lot of his paintings amid political controversy and precarious dwelling stipulations. In 1980, having survived ostracism and incarceration in Cuba, he arrived within the usa throughout the Mariel boatlift. Ten years later, after suffering from poverty and AIDS in long island, Arenas dedicated suicide.

Through insightful shut readings of a range of Arenas's works, together with unpublished manuscripts and correspondence, Olivares examines the writer's own, political, and creative trajectory, targeting his portrayals of kin, sexuality, exile, and nostalgia. He files Arenas's serious engagement with cultural and political advancements in progressive Cuba and investigates the ways that Arenas challenged literary and nationwide norms. Olivares's research indicates how Arenas drew on his lifestyles stories to supply revealing views at the Cuban Revolution, the struggles of Cuban exiles, and the politics of sexuality.

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