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Before night falls

Author: Reinaldo Arenas; Dolores M Koch
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1994, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Cuban-born novelist describes his poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba, his adolescence as a rebel fighting for Castro, his suppression as a writer, his imprisonment for his homosexuality, and his flight from Cuba.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Reinaldo Arenas; Reinaldo Arenas; Reinaldo Arenas; Reinaldo Arenas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reinaldo Arenas; Dolores M Koch
ISBN: 0140157654 9780140157659
OCLC Number: 31741866
Notes: Cover art copyright, c2000.
Description: xvii, 317 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The stones --
The grove --
The river --
School --
The temple of the spirits --
The well --
Christmas Eve --
The harvest --
The downpour --
The spectacle --
Eroticism --
Violence --
The morning fog --
The night, my grandmother --
The earth --
The sea --
Politics --
Holguin --
The rub pub --
Christmas --
Rebel --
The Revolution --
A student --
Havana --
Fidel Castro --
Hymns --
The fire --
Theatrics and the chicken farm --
Raul --
Good-bye to the chicken farm --
The library --
The Cuban Book Institute --
The four categories of gays --
Virgilio Pinera --
Lezama Lima --
My generation --
A trip --
Eroticism --
Jorge and Margarita --
Santa Marica (Saint Queer) --
The Abreu brothers --
Super-Stalinism --
The sugar mill --
Olga Andreu --
The Padilla "case" --
A trip to Holguin --
Nelson Rodriguez --
The wedding --
The arrest --
The flight --
The capture --
Prison --
Villa Marista --
Again at El Morro --
An "open" jail --
Out on the street --
The Monserrate Hotel --
Good-bye to Virgilio --
Mariel --
Key West --
Miami --
Exile --
Witches --
"Mariel" Magazine --
Travels --
Madness --
The eviction --
The announcement --
Dreams --
Farewell.
Other Titles: Antes que anochezca.
Responsibility: Reinaldo Arenas ; translated by Dolores M. Koch.

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This is the shocking memoir by visionary Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, giving an account of his life as a writer and a homosexual and his struggle for freedom of expression. He describes his  Read more...

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