New Book: Jorge Olivares’ “Becoming Reinaldo Arenas”

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978-0-8223-5396-6_prNew from Duke University Press is a book by Jorge Olivares (Allen Family Professor of Latin American Literature at Colby College), Becoming Reinaldo Arenas: Family, Sexuality, and the Cuban Revolution.

Description: Becoming Reinaldo Arenas explores the life and work of the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas (1943–1990), who emerged on the Latin American cultural scene in the 1960s and quickly achieved literary fame. Yet as a political dissident and an openly gay man, Arenas also experienced discrimination and persecution; he produced much of his work amid political controversy and precarious living conditions. In 1980, having survived ostracism and incarceration in Cuba, he arrived in the United States during the Mariel boatlift. Ten years later, after struggling with poverty and AIDS in New York, Arenas committed suicide.

Through insightful close readings of a selection of Arenas’s works, including unpublished manuscripts and correspondence, Olivares examines the writer’s personal, political, and artistic…

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