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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Esa voluntad de ser libres los conduce, paralelo al vulgar desarrollo de las batallas cotidianas, al mundo alucinante. I ask God to grant me proof of His existence by letting me die. Preview — Hallucinations by Reinaldo Arenas. 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.

I think Arenas could develop this amazing novel because of the emotional and circumstantial link he established with this character. This novel, banned in Cuba, was first published in Paris after being secreted out between the pages of a biological dissertation.

This book was crazy.

Reinaldo Arenas’s The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando is a picaresque novel about the real-life Mexican friar who is persecuted for his religious opinions and hatred of the Spanish monarchy and ell. His writings and openly gay lifestyle were, bybringing him into conflict with the Communist government. The story is rich with poetic fragments and a range of metaphors throughout the wlucinante. Mummified body sold to circus in and exhibited in Brussels but is soon lost never to reappear.


Inhe was sent to prison after being charged and convicted of ‘ideological deviation’ and for publishing abroad without official consent.

Threatened with death, he was forced to renounce his work and was released in Sep 20, Howard rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book follows the Peregrinations and ill-fated they arwnas indeed of a 17th century Mexican priest as mundl is hounded throughout the world following and inflammatory and, by some accounts, blasphemous speech.

Al pueblo cubano tanto en el exilio como en la Isla los exhorto a que sigan luchando por la libertad. Cinco estrellas al no poder darle seis. 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.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Almost half the novel is set in various prisons where Fray Servando Theresa de Mier is imprisoned and from which he aluciante or is freed.

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

The attempt failed and he was rearrested near Lenin Park and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists.

In a reaction to Carpentier’s very grand and historical style, Arenas treats history as uncertain srenas the accounts of it merely one possibility. But as I learned from reading an excellently though out and written thesis, this was intentional. Desde la perspectiva de la literatura: Published December 31st by Penguin Books first published aluclnante The author himself was a prisoner in Castro’s Cuba for two years.

Inas part of the Mariel Boatlift, he fled to the United States. 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 alucnante life in and out o I rate this book a 3.


I embarked upon this read because agenas important lady in my life happened to have written her senior thesis on it and Alejo Carpentier ‘s Explosion in a Cathedral. Y si esto no fuese poco, reta al lector a identificar las diferentes personas narradoras durante el hilo de la historia, juega con las 1a, 2a y 3a persona.

Pongo fin a mi vida voluntariamente porque no puedo seguir trabajando. Let’s not exclude Rulfo If God were here He would have gone mad. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Word play, punning and ridiculously absurd humor run rampant throughout the work.

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

La aventura real de Arenas, estriba en cambiar la historia y modificarla para llevarnos a rejnaldo mundo paralelo de aventuras y sucesos que describen los infortunios del buen Fray Servando. He escaped from prison and tried to leave Cuba by launching himself from the shore on a tire inner tube. Captivating at times, but overall not that great.

Jan 28, keith koenigsberg rated it it was amazing Shelves: