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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But the trouble is you never know how much you can do. From to he was a journalist and editor for the literary magazine La Gaceta de Cuba. Maybe that’s just how much I dig this girl who had me read it, or maybe it’s actually interesting to read such a strangely and unorthodoxly written book. Me siento satisfecho con haber podido contribuir aunque modestamente al triunfo de esa libertad. He was able to collect enough paper this way to continue his writing.

Want to Read saving…. I really enjoyed it and discovered a lot of things about my country and one of the most ignored heroes: Fray Servando–priest, blasphemer, dueler of monsters, irresistible lover, misunderstood prophet, prisoner, and consummate escape artist–wanders among the vice-ridden populations of eighteenth-century Europe and the Americas, fleeing dungeons, a marriage-minded woman, a slave ship captain, and the Inquisition. If God were here He would have gone mad. 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.

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 outrageously hallucinatory.


The protagonist of El mundo alucinante, Servando, is based on the historical figure of Fray Servando Teresa de Miera Dominican friar who spent much of his life in and out o I rate this book a 3. This, though not a perfect attempt, is another 5 star magical realism tale.

Inas part of the Mariel Boatlift, he fled to the United States. 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.

Oct 29, Laurenz E. He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to alucinanhe and lovers. No trivia or quizzes yet. Para leerlo y releerlo.

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

Una propuesta espectacular en el manejo del tiempo, narrador, recursos, estilo In the brilliant tradition of Don Quixote and Candidethis passionate novel by the author of Before Night Falls is a modern masterpiece of Latin American fiction.

But I doubt that He can hear me. Fray Servando Teresa de Mier. Al arrnas cubano tanto en el exilio como en la Isla los exhorto a que sigan luchando por la libertad. Hay episodios disparatados, exagerados, y mucho humor negro. Comparable to Don Quixote. His writing style is categorize as Cuban Baroque.

Sep 22, Lina added it. Captivating at times, but overall not that great.

Books by Reinaldo Arenas. Preview — Hallucinations by Reinaldo Arenas. I never was quite sure if that misfortune did ever befall him though, since often the next chapter was written in the second person telling either reinald or Servando that what had just transpired had not just transpired. I don’t want to say why, because that will ruin it for you.


This novel, banned in Cuba, was first published in Paris after being secreted out between the pages of a biological dissertation. The English translation is pretty shitty. Almost half the novel is set in various prisons where Fray Servando Theresa de Mier is imprisoned and from which he escapes or is freed. To ask other readers questions about Hallucinationsplease sign up.

Y si esto no fuese poco, reta al lector a identificar las diferentes personas narradoras durante el hilo de la historia, juega con las 1a, 2a y 3a persona. Ne vale sicuramente la pena! The book reads allucinante a series of hallucinations and very rarely re a whole lot of sense. The magical realism style, is a mixture of first and third person, is in deed more like a hallucination reflecting the inner and outer struggle of this real life revolutionary priest.

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

Jan 28, keith koenigsberg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 04, Marco Damian rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. Un laberinto lleno de alucinaciones. But as I learned fr This book was crazy.