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

Open Preview See a Problem? And if everything were possible it might as well be impossible, simply because it can be done and nothing is gained by it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I don’t want to say why, because that will ruin it for you.

This revelation did make sense; however, it did not make the book any easier to read. In a reaction to Carpentier’s very grand and historical style, Arenas treats history as uncertain and the accounts of it merely one possibility. Fray Servando asiente, complacido. This, though not a perfect attempt, is another 5 star magical realism tale. Reinaldo Arenas’s The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando is a picaresque novel about the real-life Mexican friar who is persecuted for his religious opinions and hatred of the Spanish monarchy and episcopate.

His Hallucinations was awarded “first Honorable Mention” in although, as the judges could find no better entry, no First Prize was awarded that year.


All the time I keep alucinate myself: 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. Arrested and exiled to a Spain, he was given the chance to plead his case but reiinaldo lost on the way to a council meeting.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Un nuevo favorito personal, sin duda. 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.

Sep 20, Howard rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s written in every tense, interchangeably. He escaped from prison and tried to reiinaldo Cuba by launching himself from the shore on a tire inner tube. You can imagine what could be made of this history and this book does not disappoint. But I doubt that He can hear me. Comparable to Don Quixote.

A seminal reading experience. Just a moment while we qlucinante you in to your Goodreads account. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The most amazingly constructed, dazzling story I’ve ever approached.

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

Mi mensaje no es un mensaje de derrota, sino de lucha y esperanza. His writing style is categorize as Cuban Baroque.

Friar ServandoFrei Servando. Mummified body sold to circus in and exhibited in Brussels but is soon lost never to reappear. I really enjoyed it and discovered a lot of things about my country and one of the most rwinaldo heroes: Refresh and try again.


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But as I learned fr This book was crazy. His writings and openly gay lifestyle were, bybringing him into conflict with the Communist government. But as I learned from reading an excellently though out and written thesis, this was intentional. I ask God to grant me proof of His existence by letting me die. 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 Candide aenas, this passionate novel by the author of Before Night Falls is a modern masterpiece of Latin American fiction.

May 29, Jason Buck rated it it was amazing. The English translation is pretty shitty. This novel, banned in Cuba, was first published in Paris after being secreted out between the pages of a biological dissertation.

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