El mundo alucinante: una novela de aventuras

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Cátedra, Jan 1, 2008 - Fiction - 319 pages
4 Reviews
«El mundo alucinante», del escritor cubano Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), es una de las novelas hispanoamericanas más conocidas y formalmente mas audaces del llamado «boom» de la década de los sesenta. Esta novela lanzó a Arenas al ruedo internacional, aunque, paradójicamente, fue la que durante años le ocasionó persecución y prisión en su propio país. A medio camino entre la biografía imaginaria y la novela picaresca, y debido a su experimentación formal, posición histórica e ideológica, «El mundo alucinante» es un claro ejemplo de novela posmoderna. Esta versión libre, burlesca y paródica de las «Memorias» de Fray Servando Teresa de Mier y Noriega, fraile dominico y prócer de la independencia, un clásico de las letras, la cultura y la política hispanoamericanas, es una crítica de toda ideología represiva.

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Review: El Mundo Alucinante (VISIO Tundali / Contemporbaneos)

User Review  - Claudia Paola - Goodreads

It is a magical read through the 19th century history of Mexico under the eyes of a rebellious and well-read Friar/Monk that is fighting for his believes and Mexican independence during colonial times ... Read full review

Review: El Mundo Alucinante (Andanzas)

User Review  - Luisa - Goodreads

This book is soo fun to read! I really enjoyed it and discovered a lot of things about my country and one of the most ignored heroes: Fray Servando Teresa de Mier. I think Arenas could develop this ... Read full review

Contents

Prólogo
11
Una novela de aventuras
30
Retrato de familia con Carpentier
43
Copyright

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The novel The Ill-fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando recreates in a poetic style, in which time, space, and character move on multiple planes of fantasy and reality, the life of Fray Servando Teresa de Mier, a Mexican priest famous for his hatred of the Spaniards. Mier denied even that the Spaniards had brought Christianity to the New World. Arenas begins with a letter to the friar: "Ever since I discovered you in an execrable history of Spanish literature, described as the friar who had traveled over the whole of Europe on foot having improbable adventures; I have tried to find out more about you." In a meditation on the nature of fiction, Arenas discovers that he and Servando are the same person, and author and character become one.

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