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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EL Palacio De LAS Blanquisimas Mofetas : Reinaldo Arenas :

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.

The biographical movie on Arenas, Before Night Fallshints at mofetss author’s ability yet does not do justice to works such as this.

Only they find themselves next door to a guava paste factory where they earn a living making boxes for pitiable wages. Francisco Mejia rated it really liked it Mar 16, How do I find a book?

Cuba — History ;alacio — Fiction. It takes a while to settle into Arenas’ free-flowing language.

John rated it really liked it Aug 18, Sep 30, Cisily is currently reading it. Unlike his other novels, Arenas fails to boast palcaio his own sexual perversions, focusing entirely on the plight of the Cuban campesino and the ravages of war. But his torment, misery and anger is no less. Want to Read saving…. 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. I cry sometimes, just thinking of parts from this book Published August 1st by Penguin Books first published September 4th Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional.


At times hallucinatory and at times merely repetitive and annoying. As the clarion call to war is sounded, the rebels become as scavengers living off the blanqquisimas while the Government is killing its own citizens in a wave of paranoia. Sep 22, Lina added it.

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The Palace of the White Skunks by Reinaldo Arenas

Of the many perspectives in this book, the one that felt like a resting place from utter despair was that of a thirteen year old girl who had already committed suicide and was commenting from beyond the grave. Can I get a copy?

Elena Izquierdo rated it really liked it May 16, This carries the same emotional weight as his more famous memoir, Before Night Falls. Return to Book Page. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Other books in the series.

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

No trivia or quizzes yet. Paperbackpages. Any way you can. Sep 07, Sean A. Gene rated it liked it Dec 17, National Library of Australia. Largely autobiographical in nature, the story features Polo, Adolfina and their live-in relatives who go from one private hell to another as the deprivation takes on demonic proportions.

La historia es narrada de forma muy compleja. That is to say, this book is sad. We will contact you if necessary.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. When it seems as if it bblanquisimas get no worse, the horrors of war break through with a force that places the family on the brink of madness.

Feb 25, Frankie rated it liked it Shelves: The attempt failed and he was rearrested near Lenin Park and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists.

Reinaldo Arenas’ Palace of the White Skunks is a searing indictment of the pre-Castro social system in Cuba, railing as much against its crushing poverty as the mindlessness of its military campaign against the rebels blannquisimas to overthrow the Batista regime. While less difficult than Singing from the Well, The In this, the boanquisimas 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.

Yet both books are extraordinary.

El palacio de las blsnquisimas mofetas. Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people.

Open Preview See a Problem? Threatened with death, he was forced to renounce his work and was released in Well-written but seriously depressing stuff.