An in-depth analysis of Cuban author's Reinaldo Arenas's Pentagony.
Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla es profesora titular de español y estudios latinoamericanos en la Universidad de Aston.
This book presents an in-depth analysis of Reinaldo Arenas's Pentagony, which includes the novels Singing from the Well, The Palace of the White Skunks, Farewell to the Sea, The Color of Summer, and The Assault. Through the use of fiction, Arenas offers a testimony of the oppression he suffered in Cuba during the sixties and the seventies as a homosexual writer. This book highlights the fact that although his work does not comply with the guidelines of the Cuban documentary novel, it does give a strong voice to those who were silenced by the Revolutionary government. The first two chapters provide an overview of literary genres relevant to this study, such as the autobiography, autobiographical novel and documentary novel, as well as the socio-historical context of the novels. Subsequently, this study looks in detail at each novel separately, offering a comprehensive overview of the Pentagony as a whole.
Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla is a Lecturer of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Aston University.
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Table of Contents
El género testimonio
Reinaldo Arenas y su pentagonía
Celestino antes del alba
El palacio de las blanquísimas mofetas
Otra vez el mar
El color del verano o "Nuevo Jardín de las Delicias"