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Written in New York between andthis is the story of Juan, who starts working as a doorman in Manhattan after having failed at various jobs, to discover that given the extravagant gallery of characters populating the building, he can only really understand their pets.

If I could give this book more than five stars, I would. I don’t want to give anything away, but it gets weird. Portego will be free. And the message of universality amongst all God’s creatures is one to admire and entertain in the brain.

Alena rated it really liked it May 04, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I read it for a class. Tanto los humanos como los animales reinakdo se ponen de acuerdo sobre el regreso. Sergio Acera rated it liked it Aug 28, El Portero by Reinaldo Arenas. The attempt failed and he was rearrested and imprisoned at the notorious El Morro Castle alongside murderers and rapists.


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El Portero : The Doorman

Threatened with death, he was forced to renounce his work and was released in Most of the time. Well written tale that mixes reality, philosophy and humor perfectly.

However, his attempts to smuggle his work out of prison were discovered and he was severely punished.

Preview — El Portero by Reinaldo Arenas. Animales mitifican el occidentalismo. Lower photo from azquotes. Published September 1st by Ediciones Universal first published In this work was made into a filmdirected arebas Julian Schnabelin which Arenas was played by Javier Bardem.

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Los animales hacen un recuento de la historia de la humanidad. His writings and openly gay lifestyle were, bybringing him into conflict with the Communist government. He was able to collect enough paper this way to continue his writing. I want to encourage the Cuban people abroad as well as on the Island to continue fighting for freedom In a suicide letter written for publication, Arenas wrote:.

Reinaldo Arenas

His Hallucinations was awarded “first Honorable Mention” in although, as the judges could find no better entry, no First Prize was awarded that year. NY como mundo sumergido: Anthologies non-poetry Contemporary Fiction. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Threatened with death, he was reinalod to renounce his reinalvo and was released in This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


I had expectations for this book and it totally dumped me on my ass in a good way by upending them. Doolittle” meets philosophy episode just too jarring to ignore. No trivia or quizzes yet. He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers. Book ratings by Goodreads. They elect him as their leader and they and he eventually leave the building en masse on a cross-county journey looking for the promised land.

Note that the author was openly gay — see biographical info below. Literature portal Cuba portal Poetry portal.

We have a man who is obsessed with eating and handing out candy. I also acquired some new vocabulary words: Only for Fans of Reinaldo Arenasand, even then, a minor work of this immense auteur.

Trivia About The Doorman. The apartment block is populated by a fabulous mix of people and their pets: Visit our Beautiful Books page and reinalxo lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.