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However, his attempts to smuggle his work out potrero prison were discovered and he was severely punished. 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. But it is way too startling.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Top photo from https: Feb 20, Hyram Sempere rated it really liked it.

Well written tale that mixes reality, philosophy and humor perfectly. They elect him as their leader and they and he eventually leave the building en masse on a cross-county journey looking for the promised land. The attempt failed and he was rearrested and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

But then the rug is swiped right from under us, in what can only be called a “Dr.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I took it as a parody of the endless conflicting demands by citizens of a democracy. Doolittle” meets philosophy episode just too jarring to arenae. Other key animals are an Orang-utan and a valuable Egyptian dog called Cleopatra. The first half of “The Doorman” is actually very comical, even “Confederacy of Dunces” like rienaldo its parody. Nicolas rated it really liked it Oct 22, I don’t want to give anything away, but it gets weird.


Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Refresh and try again. Alena rated it really liked it May 04, I found the novel’s comical, first-person plural narration by other Cuban-Americans as entertainingly unbelievable as everything else in the novel very enjoyable.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roy Friedman, sixty-five and obsessed with giving out candy to everybody; Brenda Hill, a somewhat off woman, single and slightly alcoholic; Arthur Makadam, an aging and impotent ladies’ man; Casandra Levinson, who does not cease to make propaganda in favor of Castro while enjoying the Capitalist comforts; the Oscar Times couple, both gay and so physically and morally similar that they seem to be only one person; Walter Arenaa, the scientist obsessed with artificial implants Halli Kenoyer rated it liked it Jul 10, Grotesque in places, sort of satirically slapstickilly funny, and also sad.

Like the main character, the author ended up a man without a country who could not stand but could not forget the reinald he left behind, but also could not fit into the reality of his new land.

Most renialdo the time. Sergio Acera rated it reinalldo it Aug 28, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In the end, Juan will only come to understand the neighbors’ pets and, with them, will part on a trip with no return.


El Portero by Reinaldo Arenas

Its essence is the attempt of everyone to proselytize each other, in a variety of ways. Retrieved from ” https: Books by Reinaldo Arenas. Reinaldo Arenas Pportero 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. After having failed at various jobs, Juan finds a place as a doorman in a Manhattan reinalfo.

Arenas uses so little dialogue at times. Note that the author was openly gay — see biographical info below. Kate rated it liked it Mar 19, He left the Biblioteca Nacional and became an editor and later a journalist. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read saving…. Juan como arma de poder. A constant theme in his novels and other writing is the condemnation of the Castro government, although Arenas also critiques the Catholic ChurchUS culture and politics. Views Read Edit View history.

If I could give this book more than five stars, I would. Arenas is a master. Literatura testimonial, en e Burla al exilio, a los gays, a la cultura norteamericana. Stephanie Silva rated it it was amazing Jan 07, He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers.

Cuba will be free.