Before night falls / Reinaldo Arenas.
Publication year: 2017
Edition: [New] edition / with a new foreword by Garth Greenwell.
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail,
ISBN: 9781781258682 (pbk.) :
Previous edition of this translation: New York: Viking, 1993.
Translated from the Spanish.
Reinaldo Arenas was born to a poverty-stricken family in rural Cuba. By the time of his death in New York four decades later, he had become one of Cuba's most important poets, an outspoken critic of Castro's regime and one of the leading gay voices of the 20th century. In 'Before Night Falls', Arenas tells of his odyssey from young rebel fighting for the Revolution, through his suppression as a writer, his disillusionment with Castro, his imprisonment and torture, to his eventual exile from Cuba to New York, where in 1987 he was diagnosed with AIDS. He committed suicide in 1990, ending a life of constant struggle against repression.
Original title: Antes que anochezca. English
Series: Serpent's Tail classics
xvii, 317 pages ; 20 cm.
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