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Antes ue anochezca ❰KINDLE❯ ❃ Antes ue anochezca Author Reinaldo Arenas – Um excepcional testemunho de Reinaldo Arenas agora no cinema pela mão de Julian Schnabel com Javier Bardem como protagonista melhor actor no Festival de Veneza e nomeado para um Óscar de HollywoodNo Um excepcional testemunho de Reinaldo Arenas agora no cinema pela mão de Julian Schnabel com Javier Bardem como protagonista melhor actor no Festival de Veneza e nomeado para um Óscar de HollywoodNo dia de Dezembro de o escritor cubano Reinaldo Arenas em fase terminal de SIDA suicidava se em Nova Iorue deixando atrás de si este alucinante testemunho de natureza pessoal e política ue havia concluído poucos dias antes de morrerArenas com efeito reunira as três condições essenciais para se tornar uma vítima do regime cubano era um escritor um homossexual Antes ue eBook Ô e um dissidenteFoi este texto violentíssimo mas ao mesmo tempo de uma extrema sensibilidade ue o realizador Julian Schanabel adaptou agora ao cinema“O leitor tem nas mãos um livro extraordinário” António Mega Ferreira.

About the Author: Reinaldo Arenas

Arenas was born in the countryside in the northern part of the Province of Oriente Cuba and later moved to the city of Holguín In he 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 The following year he began working at the Biblioteca Na.

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  1. Fabian Fabian says:

    Perhaps the single best memoir I've EVER read this work of art is excruciating There is no doubt that everything that occurred to Arenas happened and that here is testament of how the new wave of Cuban writers lingering between Batista incited by him and his regime entering into the holocaust that is Communist Cuba by Castro struggled died This voice was not extinguished howeverArena's life is full of missteps amazing accomplishments plenty of sex He's proud of himself never apologizes His nemesis is not himself most writers are so full of inner demons Arenas is a rock of certainty and is so self aware but Castro Always effenCastroIt is sad that after all this the Plague in NYC finally claims this intelligent articulate and overly creative man It seems that all good things come to an end but that is no reason to dismiss everything that exists in between

  2. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    Surprisingly very good It's main message is freedom Freedom from repressive Cuban regime of Fulgencio Batista and the detestable one of Fidel Castro Freedom from the sexual discrimination against gays in the Communist Cuba and this explains the picture that Reinaldo Arenas 1943 1990 that homosexuality in Cuba was rampant The book is full of explicit sex scenes not only of homosexuality but bestiality I suspect that that was intentional in a way that Maruis de Sade 1740 1819 portrayed sex sadism murder in his libertine novel The 120 Days of Sodom as a protest against the French government prior to the French Revolution 1789 1799 He wanted to picture Cuba in the mind of the reader as full of homosexuals because homosexual acts were prohibited in CubaThis biography or memoir is part of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die so I bought this from com almost 3 years ago I have been postponing my reading of this book because I thought it would be hard to read considering that Arenas was not an English native speakerwriter However I was surprised to find that that book was well written and his thoughts were organized and his plot was engaging There are just too many not only of sex scenes but poverty and oppression At first I thought that there was an irony how come there is oppression if sodomy can be seen at every corner of Cuban streets and that most male characters even his relatives are gay? Then I remembered De Sade and his libertine novelsHis boyhood in the rural town in Oriente and his young man's dreams while living in Holuin also in Cuba were painful to read Too much poverty his irresponsible father left his mother and so the young gay Arenas continued to look for a man to love and so he had so many male lovers as he felt that he was doing the search for his momPrior to this book my knowledge of Cuban politics was limited to the news I used to see on television and that part of Che Guevara's life story in Jon Lee Anderson's Che Guevara A Revolutionary Life 4 stars However this kind of oppressive regime is not new for Filipinos like me who was already a grown up and politically aware during the time of Ferdinand Marcos 1917 1989 as our dictator president for 21 yearsBecause of the irony I felt regarding the picture of homosexuality in Arenas' Cuba I am not sure if I got the true picture of the country during Castro's regime However real or unreal I did enjoy reading Arenas' prose that I was able to finish this book despite the six other books that competed with my attention for the last two weeks I just could not put down this book in favor of let's say Beckett o Lourd de VeyraMy first time to read a Cuban writer and he was gay and he was too good that I did not care even a bitI should read the 1001 books of the other Cuban novelists next Alejo Carpentier and Pedro Juan Gutierrez I did not know that there are these talented novelists who were born in Cuba Awesome

  3. Jason Jason says:

    he lived a life whose beginning and end were indeed the same from the start one long sustained sexual act says Guillermo Cabrera about Arenas' life And man oh man he wasn't kidding There is so much sex in this book It makes me think that everyone in Cuba is a sexhound waiting to pounce on each other only restrained by social s andor the repressive government and its forced status uo there is so much sex it's funny In his childhood he's having sex with all these animals and these incidents end up in invariably faux pas hijinx when he talks about how his cousin or someone accidentally kills a chicken and a whole bunch of his friends fuck a goat Man that's some crazy sex Also throughout the book characters are constantly popping boners everyone's outward feelings and aggressions transgressions and character mannerisms are somehow translated back to their sexuality I liked this book a whole fucking lot But man it's crazier about sex than Benny Hill I read it a while ago I think he fucked a dog too i can't remember But hey you shouldn't get shelved on the idea of this guy as a bestial terrorist it's nothing like that he's a sexual provocateur and this statement is even alive within the context of his run ins with the government one of the most interesting parts of this book i'd say is how he denies sexual encounters in prison The house of sexual implosion rape city Homosexuals were faced with a supremely masculine cultural that was pressured to impress machoism and repress all aspects of feminine decor in menany country where beards are the jount are probably all about macho camraderie; is that fair to say? So he describes the terrors of not only being a political dissident in prison but being a HOMOSEXUAL political prisoner which is like being on fire as you crash into a flaming wall So this section of a memoir completely devoted to the sexual apotheosis of the otherwise shelved sensual world is suddenly reversed when he has to bite his lip hide his boner and try to avoid the sexual deviancy taking over in a prison that is a microcosm of the worst politics Cuba has to offer devoting its utmost energies to a fascist reversion of the homosexual contra that the system seems to be so convinced thereof Like i said i liked this book a lot Although it sure did shine a pretty harsh light on the communist system which i guess i had a lot of reserved hope for HERE let me offer you up a pretty uote detailing the pitfalls of the system the difference between the communist and the capitalist system is that although both give you a kick in the ass in the communist system you have to applaud while in the capitalist system you can scream And i came to the US to scream I think my biggest problem with the realities Arenas found in communism were the subversive actions of his supposed friends within a system that is supposed to be cooperative I guess an honest thing this book projects is the lack of hope for ideal structures in government and in life and how the system never owned up to its own failings It merely reported a life that was not happening This book turned me against the likes of Gabriel Marcia Maruez and loads of Cuban poets who Arenas describes with scorn on account of their backstabbing too many poets who were not for or critical of the communist system I realized it is not fair to abash certain talented writers ad hominem for the sake of one poet's opinion of their character but he paints a pretty grim light on certain figureheads with their backstabbing Oh well it's his memoir he can hate who he wants Besides he went through tons of shit trying to identify himself in a country which he loved but which tried to damn him because of what they projected as a threatening liberal attitude It makes sense that his character was so repressed in the country of which he was so attached that he came to the US just gushing with scathing denouncements for the people who betrayed him hmm maybe that's a bit hypocritical as well Only human though In all this book is a detached centrifuge an image from his deathbed of the Cuba he knew represented himself and was as much a part of him as it wasn't represented in the regime which tried to uash his sensual enlightenment This book was his swan song that he had to deliver to the people and the place from a distance and i suppose he was very bitter because of it as he said the exile is a person who having lost a loved one keeps searching for the face he loves in every new face and forever deceiving himself thinks he has found it In a sense this book is really sad but i think it also offers up a very hopeful image of the human figure This one guy a faggot writer with no sense better than any reasonably intelligent individual managed to stand up to a system which he just simply did not agree with and while his death came before the regime's end so that his stand in effect lost to the test of time he still was able to project the poetry of his feat the journey in a brilliant novel filled with immaculate sensations and the energy of a sexual hunger the likes of which can only be compared to an overdrive of primitive necessity and fascinating devotion to the maddening human drive for affection and inspiration and need To leave on a uote i like this oneTry to understand that he may be talking about a little than the muttering schizophrenic haunting his dilapidated apartment complex before he moved out of Cuba i have never understood madness too well but feel that in a way insane people are angels who unable to bear the realities around them must somehow take refuge in another world

  4. Ben Winch Ben Winch says:

    I don't know if this is 'literature' and I certainly didn't read it as if it was skipping around and skimming sections as I do with rock biographies but it feels true to me And Reinaldo Arenas writes about literature as one who loves it above all certainly above politics Not for him any alignment with 'Left' or 'Right' and I agree completely when the so called Left can behave as the leaders of Cuba did during the period that Arenas writes about here Not only that but when supporters of Castro and the Left worldwide also participate in this repressionOne of the most notorious examples of intellectual injustice in this century is Jorge Luis Borges who was systematically denied the Nobel Prize simply because of his political views Borges is one of the most important Latin American writers of this century perhaps the most important one; however the Nobel Prize was given to Gabriel Garcia Maruez the pastiche of Faulkner personal friend of Castro's and born opportunist His work although not without merit is permeated with cheap populism and is not at the level of some other great writers who have either died in oblivion or been ignoredSounds harsh? Not when you consider that Maruez cheered Castro's repressivehomophobic policies and criticised remorselessly the so called traitors who wished to leave Cuba at the height of their repression; by rights Arenas should be far venomous And he's right the Nobel Prize is so often political and so often prejudiced toward the Left And Maruez is not a patch on Borges Me I think the whole point of literature is that it's beyond such concerns and I think it's beautiful that Arenas could find such joy in reading aloud with his friends the poems of a man Borges who possibly could not have abided the sexually outrageous behaviour of these admirers Isn't that the point of literature communication? As to that outrageous sexual behaviour I don't buy the line that it's exagerrated I mean maybe It's just possible Arenas saw the chance of mocking the would be guardians of Cuban morality by painting the place as a homosexual free for all but even if so I applaud him for it Fking Che Guevara posters what are they if not homoerotic anyway? Besides every time I see that guy I hear Alan Vega 'Che Che he's wearin' a red star he's smokin' a cigar and when he died the whole world lied said he was a saint but I know he ain't'Self important middle class so called artists poncing around talking about revolution read this book Sure Castro stuck it to the powers that be in the United States and maybe that's a good thing but if you can't allow your citizens their fundamental rights then your revolution no matter what its intent has failed As Arenas says there's repression in both Cuba and the States but in Cuba you must remain silent about it whereas in the States you can scream Remarkably this book is not a scream though at times it's bloodcurdling And in some way though Arenas himself convincingly denies it it's a story of heroism the simple heroism of a man who must write who can write only for himself and who keeps writing no matter what they throw at him My kind of hero

  5. Mary Blye Kramer Mary Blye Kramer says:

    This was a different book to say the least Initially I was put off by the rampant impersonal sex the author describes constantly with literally hundreds of young men I uit reading about a uarter of the way through but when I picked it back up I was captivated This is the story of a wild unbridled rebel soul I learned so much about life in Cuba under 2 dictators but mostly Castro I have never read Arenas’s fiction but he was a well known writer who suffered hugely in Cuba He writes freely and vividly of the nightmare he endured trying to escape Yet when he finally does he lands in the US and feels lost and alone So I learned a lot also about what refugees endure when they leave a home they never really wanted to leave I googled the author about 34 of the way through this book so was prepared for the ending but I still sobbed I love Arenas’s spirit and wildness and perseverance and bravery I loved this book

  6. Dimitris Dimitris says:

    Shocking book perfectly written It kept me up nights I don't know what to think whose side to take as the author refugee from Cuba to NY terminally ill with AIDS narrates his life right before chosing to end it and this life is basically Gay suppresion vs Castro's Cuba I have an unconditional love for both gay fighters and for Castro whom R Arenas considers the Devil himself and the cause of all his troubles Nevertheless the book gave me enormous pleasure and subjects to think upon without having to take sidesI read it in Greek

  7. Robert Beveridge Robert Beveridge says:

    Reinaldo Arenas Before Night Falls Penguin 1993Arenas' memoir of life in Cuba has recently been made into one of the finest films extant by Julian Schnabel Schnabel did an excellent job with the book; while his interpretation of the text was loose in places he managed to capture in images the style of Arenas' writingIn other words if you saw the movie before reading the book you're going to be somewhat surprised Some of Schnabel's memorable scenes are mentioned in passing if at all in the book and one of the film's central seuences the balloon escape gets one sentence Where Arenas and Schnabel intersect is in the lushness the ability to find celebration and remarkable beauty inside the ugliness of the Castro regime and for a few years' worth the Batista regime before itArenas' memoir is also likely to shock than a few in its sexual explicitness another aspect Schnabel rather shied away from which I found a tad surprising while reading the book but so be it There is nothing gratuitous about either Arenas' promiscuity or his literary descriptions of it; it's no different than using the language of excess to describe the beastliness of a life that involves hand to mouth poverty and political censure And throughout than anything and perhaps this is what makes the book so powerful Before Night Falls is a celebration both of Arenas' life and the lives of many other Cuban writers persecuted as dissidents in the latter half of the twentieth century 12

  8. Kiran Bhat Kiran Bhat says:

    One of the most poignant and heartbreaking LGBT memoirs ever written In sparse and direct prose Arena tells us of his life growing up in rural Cuba his discoveries of his sexuality first with his experience with a prostitute and then with his fellow students and friends and then moves us into Castro Cuba It's a book full of viciousness and truth The sentences devour you whole only to spit you out at least if you've been through similar experiences and have lived to tell the tale It's the type of book that is educational for anyone who hasn't had to fight to be themselves and for anyone who has it's the type of book that you wish you had written yourself I read this book almost a decade ago and still remember it I hope that Arenas' critical reputation continues to grow and improve along with the passing years

  9. Sean A. Sean A. says:

    Absolutely stunningly brilliant candid memoir Arenas does an immaculate job as he would describe it of screaming against the systems of control in this case the so called communism but really dystopian dictatorship of castro's cuba which doggedly plagued the author throughout his life his scream is one of joy and that joy often abounds from two distinct but sometimes overlapping subjects; sexuality explicitly a hungry homoerotic sexuality and the sea these aspects provide the book with its blunt poetic justice and sensibility the other over arching theme is his resistance to the brutal tyranny he was subject too under castro somewhat due but not limited to being because of his homosexuality totally scathing yet often in the same breathe utterly exuberant also the book just oozes sex which i found great entertainment but also touching relatable and well articulated a total heartbreaker of a book but also a testament to what often gets dubbed 'the human spirit' but is accurately a total stand against oppression and systems of control

  10. Ashwin Ashwin says:

    I thought I was going to die in the winter of 1987 For months on end I had been having terrible fevers I finally went to a doctor and he told me I had AIDSThus from the start the tragic frame was fixed wherein with garish colours baroue sketches and bold brushstrokes Arenas draws up throughout these pages a picture far removed from the idyllic setting that some come to seek in Cuba Born into a peasant family in the province of Oriente in 1943 as an impoverished child Arenas knew the misery of indigence eating dirt climbing trees surrounded by fields and mountain animals with a mother abandoned by her husband As a teenager growing up in the Cuban farmyard he recognised his sexual attraction for men compelling him to fight a harsh and stringent personal war in order to prove his existence under the dictatorial regime of Castro that imprisoned him for his counter revolutionary writings and sexual brazenness Much of the book focuses on his numerous erotic encounters midst the harsh repression of sexual dissidents anti revolutionaries and political writers within the country The consuming readability of this memoir is a testament to Reinaldo's skill as a poet His words flow on the page often vacillating between humour and horror between pain and pleasureAfter reading this memoir the ways to describe Reinaldo Arenas feel endless; everything from the libertarian to the tragic hero to the greatest voice of denunciation from Cuba But what can be easily said without any room for disagreement was that Reinaldo Arenas was a brave soul His memoir Before Night Falls an extraordinary document a testament to artistic discipline and integrity in the face of oppression As with all incredible people in history they are not born they are made And Arenas is a product of the bloody storm that led him to this path of broken dreams and disillusions but of someone who almost always refused to be anyone other than himself

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