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Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Life and Adventures of Friar Servando Teresa de Mier ePub download

by Gordon Brotherston,Reinaldo Arenas

  • Author: Gordon Brotherston,Reinaldo Arenas
  • ISBN: 0140038957
  • ISBN13: 978-0140038958
  • ePub: 1928 kb | FB2: 1249 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (May 30, 1976)
  • Pages: 255
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Life and Adventures of Friar Servando Teresa de Mier ePub download

This is an imagined biography of the real Dominican Friar Servando Teresa de Mier (1765 – 1827); written in 1966 by the author of The Doorman

This is an imagined biography of the real Dominican Friar Servando Teresa de Mier (1765 – 1827); written in 1966 by the author of The Doorman. It starts very much in the magical realism mode but does rather tend to lose steam to more ‘standard’ Latin America novel near the end.

In this Cuban author's picaresque fantasy based on the early 19th century journeys of a clerical rebel, the spiritual/social nature of human liberation is intuited in a surreal spin

In this Cuban author's picaresque fantasy based on the early 19th century journeys of a clerical rebel, the spiritual/social nature of human liberation is intuited in a surreal spin. No one in all the writhing, spawning, dying humanity seems to exist except the Friar and, at the close, a shadow of the poet Heredia; the narrative slips in and out of tenses and persons with each shrug of circumstance.

Reinaldo Arenas, a young Cuban author obviously taken with this figure of untrammeled .

Reinaldo Arenas, a young Cuban author obviously taken with this figure of untrammeled freedom as Latin America's only hope of au thentic liberation, has chosen as the hero of his Hallucinations an amazing reallife adventurer: Father Servando Teresa de Mier. Arenas calls his imaginary biog raphy of Friar de Mier simply a novel, but his impenitent amalgam of truth and invention, of historical fact and outrageous makebelieve is also a philosophical black comedy.

by Reinaldo Arenas and G. Brotherston.

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Reinaldo Arenas, (born July 16, 1943, Holguín, Oriente, Cuba-died De.

Reinaldo Arenas, (born July 16, 1943, Holguín, Oriente, Cuba-died Dec. 7, 1990, New York, . Cuban-born writer of extraordinary and unconventional novels who fled persecution and immigrated to the United States. During the 1970s, Arenas was imprisoned for his writings and open homosexuality.

AbeBooks A novel based on the life of the friar, rather than a biography. Good condition, without dust jacket.

A novel based on the life of the friar, rather than a biography. Includes some margin notes in pen 287 pages. A novel based on the life of the friar, rather than a biography. Bookseller Inventory 1717. Ask Seller a Question. Bibliographic Details. Title: HALLUCINATIONS.

Release Date:January 1971. Publisher:Harper & Row Publishers.

El mundo alucinante (Una novela de aventuras).

London: Jonathon Cape Lt. 1971. El mundo alucinante (Una novela de aventuras). Ed. Enrico Mario Santí.

Translated from the Spanish by Gordon Brotherston. Mier Noriega y Guerra, José Servando Teresa de, - 1763-1827 - Fiction. Arenas, Reinaldo, 1943-1990.

Nazario, Felix Lugo, La alucinacion y los recursos literarios en las novelas de Reinaldo Arenas, Ediciones Universal Libreria & Dist.

Voodoosida
Although it was a bit difficult do get into, once I did, it was non stop. I knew that it was somewhat based upon factual occurrences but the "hallucination" parts were a bit disconcerting. He talks of escape a number of times and these can vary between mental as well as physical escape. It was a bit mind-blowing when I finally finished and had time to process the entire story. Wow.
Danial
The author clearly choose to forgo such things as character and detail of description in creating this short, yet way too long, epic of astoundingly bad proportions. The aesthetic is of his choosing, but it's simply not very good, IMHO. A very poor man's take on the picaresque tale.
Some sentences were quite pleasing, however. And the scenes in the Cadiz prison with the rats are also good. On the whole, though, please do not waste your time. Move on to some of the author's other work, which is probably better since it could be no worse.
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