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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At times hallucinatory and at times merely repetitive and annoying. Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people.

The Palace of the White Skunks

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fortunato is older now, and the narrative reflects this maturity by following a more chronological format.

Fortunato himself becomes a victim in the wrong place at the wrong time. Inhe moved to Havana to enroll in the School of Planification and, later, in the Faculty of Letters at the Universidad de La Habana, where he studied philosophy and literature without completing a degree. Rodrigo Figueroa rated it it was ok Dec 11, It takes a while to settle into Arenas’ free-flowing language.

El palacio de las blanquisimas mofetas / Reinaldo Arenas | National Library of Australia

Muchos eventos se contradicen y se salta en el tiempo y se repiten blanquislmas con detalles diferentes y a diferentes puntos de vista.

However, his attempts to smuggle his work out of prison were discovered and he was severely punished. Only they find themselves next door to a guava paste factory where they earn a living making boxes for pitiable wages. You must be logged in to Tag Records.


As the clarion call to war is sounded, the rebels become as scavengers living off the land while the Government is killing its own citizens in a wave of paranoia. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Largely autobiographical in nature, the story features Polo, Adolfina and their live-in relatives wh 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 seeking to overthrow the Batista regime.

That is to say, this book is sad. I cry sometimes, just thinking of parts from this book To ask other readers questions about The Palace of the White Skunksplease sign up. Joseph rated it really liked it Sep 29, Want to Read saving…. He escaped from prison and tried to leave Cuba by launching himself from the shore on a tire inner tube.

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

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Blanquisi,as by Reinaldo Arenas. Open Preview See a Problem? Published August 1st by Penguin Books first published September 4th When it seems as if it can get no worse, the horrors of war break through with a force that places the family on the brink of madness.

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If it weren’t for coming upon this book by chance amid a crammed bookstore, I would not have relearned my love for literature. Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: Be the first to ask a question about The Palace of the White Skunks. The biographical movie on Arenas, Before Night Fallshints at the author’s ability yet does not do justice to works such as this.

En ocasiones, se me antoja la vida del autor y su familia. I picked it up expecting something different, put it down, picked it up again, and allowed it to move me, maybe a little too much, as I felt fairly despairing myself as I was reading it. Quotes from The Palace of the Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sep 22, Lina added it. Feb 25, Frankie rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 07, Sean A.

From 25 December to 1 Januarythe Library’s Reading Rooms will be closed and no collection requests will be filled. Dec 28, Leslie added it.

When you do, it’s lovely, easily spliced into your own thoughts– if you are willing to allow your own thoughts to be, yes, rather sad.