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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Maybe that’s just how much I dig this girl who had rejnaldo read it, or maybe it’s actually interesting to read such a strangely and unorthodoxly written book. Para leerlo y releerlo. Jan 28, keith koenigsberg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Un laberinto lleno de alucinaciones. The protagonist of El mundo alucinante, Servando, is based on the historical figure of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier alucijante, a Dominican friar who spent much of his life in and out o I rate this book a 3.

I think Arenas could develop this amazing novel because of the emotional and circumstantial link he established with this character.

May 29, Jason Buck rated it it was amazing.

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 episcopate.


Yo ya lo soy. Comparable to Don Quixote. Books 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. A arenae reading experience. This novel, banned in Cuba, was first published in Paris after being secreted out between the pages of a biological dissertation.

I embarked upon this read because an important lady in my life happened to have written her senior thesis on it and Alejo Carpentier ‘s Explosion in a Cathedral. But I doubt that He can hear me.

From to he was a journalist and editor for the literary magazine La Gaceta de Cuba. Apr 14, Araceli. Mummified body sold to circus in and exhibited in Brussels but is soon lost never to reappear. Sep 22, Lina added it.

Word play, punning and ridiculously absurd humor run rampant throughout the work. As confusing and meandering and I’ll say it seemingly nonsensical this book was, I did find myself enjoying it.

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As Arenas suffered repression from Castro’s system and was imprisioned several times, Fray Servando was also sent to jail a lot of times because he reinalod religion and politics. Lists with This Book.

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

His writing style is categorize as Cuban Baroque. Mi mensaje no es un mensaje de derrota, sino de lucha y esperanza. Friar ServandoFrei Servando.


In terms of stylistics, the novel’s most notable quality is its verbal inventiveness. However, his attempts to smuggle his work out of prison were discovered and he was severely punished.

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

Esta novela es toda una aventura en relato y emociones. He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers.

You can imagine what could be made of this history and this book does not disappoint. But as I learned from reading an excellently though out and written thesis, this was intentional.

The book follows the Peregrinations and ill-fated they are indeed of a 17th century Mexican priest as he is hounded throughout the world following and inflammatory and, by some accounts, blasphemous speech.

Published December 31st by Penguin Books first published I ask God to grant me proof of His existence by letting me die. It is a wonderful adventure story, both deep and hilarious.