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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Apr 14, Araceli. Brillante, fuera de serie. The book follows the Peregrinations and ill-fated they are indeed of a 17th century Mexican priest as he is hounded throughout the ardnas following and inflammatory and, by some accounts, blasphemous speech. If this doesn’t sound absolutely annoying to you, it is very rewarding.

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

I really enjoyed it and discovered a lot of alucinantr about my country and one of the most ignored heroes: Cinco estrellas al no poder darle seis. Oct 29, Laurenz E. Hay episodios disparatados, exagerados, y mucho humor negro. It is a wonderful adventure story, both deep and hilarious.

Want to Read saving…. Just a moment while we sign you in reeinaldo your Goodreads account. But I doubt that He can hear me. To ask other readers questions about Hallucinationsplease sign up.

He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers. Almost half the novel is set in df prisons where Fray Servando Theresa de Mier is imprisoned and from which he escapes or is freed. Mad Maria work in that it is a brilliant narrative where you begin to wonder about the true f This is an imagined biography of the real Dominican Friar Servando Teresa de Mier — ; written in by the author of The Doorman.

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. The story is rich with poetic fragments and a range of metaphors throughout the story. Un laberinto lleno de qlucinante. Inhe was sent to prison after being charged and convicted of ‘ideological deviation’ and for publishing abroad without official consent.


Arenas intersperses his text with quotatiojns from the real Fray Servanto’s diary and other documents, though the veracity of the Cuban author’s own munod is not quite at the same level. The English translation is pretty shitty. And if everything were possible it might as well be impossible, simply because it can be done and nothing is gained by it.

There are numerous very improbable hijinx, such as Fray Servando’s witnessing the Battle of Trafalgar, but twice locating it in diferent bodies of water. Yo ya lo soy. This, though not a perfect attempt, is another 5 star magical realism tale.

It reminds of Cortazar’s style. Mi mensaje no es un mensaje de derrota, sino de lucha y esperanza. In terms of stylistics, the novel’s most notable quality is its verbal inventiveness. As confusing and meandering and I’ll say it seemingly nonsensical this book was, I did find myself enjoying it. As 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.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 28, keith koenigsberg rated aluvinante it was amazing Shelves: Mad Maria work in that it is a brilliant narrative where you begin to wonder about wlucinante true facts rather than clever fiction.

And after reading it I don’t need to read the local political news anymore, because it’s all already there, inequalities, corruption, all kinds of misery which generally happen to human beings.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mummified body sold to circus in rrinaldo exhibited in Brussels but is soon lost never to reappear. Desde la perspectiva de la literatura: Threatened with death, he was forced to renounce his work and was released in Un nuevo favorito personal, sin duda.


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Maybe that’s just how much I dig this girl rienaldo had me read arrnas, or maybe it’s actually interesting to read such a strangely and unorthodoxly written book.

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. Refresh and try again. Jun 04, Marco Damian rated it it was amazing. I envy anyone reading this for the first time. Jul 17, Joe rated it liked it.

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

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. This is an imagined biography of the real Dominican Friar Servando Teresa de Mier — ; written in by the author of The Doorman. I think Arenas could develop this amazing novel because of the emotional and circumstantial link he established with this character. From to he was a journalist and editor for the literary magazine La Gaceta de Cuba.

If God were here He would have gone mad. Fray Servando Teresa de Mier. Let’s not exclude Rulfo I ask God to grant me proof of His existence by letting me die. Maybe I am a little biased since I wrote my thesis on this book. 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 an 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.