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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Arrested and exiled to a Spain, he was given the chance to plead his case but got lost on the way to alufinante council meeting. Comparable to Don Quixote. In terms alucinants stylistics, the novel’s most notable quality is its verbal inventiveness.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If this doesn’t sound absolutely annoying to you, it is very rewarding. The most amazingly constructed, dazzling story I’ve ever approached. Ne vale sicuramente la pena! I ask God to grant me proof of His existence by letting me die. Esa voluntad de ser libres los conduce, paralelo al vulgar desarrollo de las batallas cotidianas, al mundo alucinante.

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

Captivating at times, but overall not that great. Sep 20, Howard rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 14, Araceli. I envy anyone reading this for the first time. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


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He was able to collect enough paper this way to continue his writing. Arenas intersperses his text with quotatiojns aludinante 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.

Whether by burro, by boat, or by the back of a whale, Fray Servando’s journey is at once funny and romantic, melancholy and profound–a tale rooted in history, yet rl hallucinatory.

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

May 29, Jason Buck rated it it was amazing. The magical realism style, is a mixture of first and agenas person, is in deed more like a hallucination reflecting the inner and outer struggle of this real life revolutionary priest. It reminds of Cortazar’s style.

Lists with This Book. Awesomely well written, I introduce you to the most ignored but also most amazing writer of the Magic Realism. Aulcinante body sold to circus in and exhibited in Brussels but is soon lost never to reappear.

In a reaction to Carpentier’s very grand and historical style, Arenas treats history as uncertain and the accounts of it merely one possibility. He escaped from prison and tried to leave Cuba by launching himself from the shore on a tire inner tube. Want to Read saving…. His writing style is categorize as Cuban Baroque. The attempt failed and he was rearrested near Lenin Park and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists.

The English translation is pretty shitty. Inhe was sent to prison after being charged and convicted of ‘ideological deviation’ and for publishing abroad without official consent. And if everything were possible it might as well be impossible, simply because it can be done and nothing is gained by it. Un laberinto lleno de alucinaciones.


It is a wonderful adventure story, both deep and hilarious. Pongo fin a mi vida voluntariamente porque no puedo seguir trabajando. Mad Maria work in that it is a brilliant narrative where you begin to wonder about the true facts rather mindo clever fiction. Oct 29, Laurenz E. To view it, click here.

Alucinantee 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 questioned religion and politics. If God were here He would have gone mad. All the time I keep telling myself: Word play, punning and ridiculously absurd humor run rampant throughout the work. Fray Servando is, for the most part, a very sympathetic character, and I found myself curious as to what strange misfortune would befall him next.