Before Night Falls

Author: Reinaldo Arenas
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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 twentieth 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. In a farewell note, Arenas wrote: Due to my delicate state of health and to the terrible depression that causes me not to be able to continue writing and struggling for the freedom of Cuba, I am ending my life ... I do not want to convey to you a message of defeat, but of continued struggle and hope.Cuba will be free. I already am.(signed)Reinaldo Arenas
Before Night Falls
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Reinaldo Arenas
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-01 - Publisher:

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 twentieth century. In
Before Night Falls
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Reinaldo Arenas
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-25 - Publisher: Penguin

"Any attempt to reckon with Cuba's torturous twentieth century will have to take into account Arenas's monumental work ... an essential human testimony, joyful and enraged, a triumph of conscience." -- Garth Greenwell The acclaimed memoir of queer Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas chronicling his tumultuous yet luminary life, from his
Before Night Falls
Language: en
Pages: 461
Authors: MaryAnn Minatra
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Harvest House Pub

Tells the story of an American woman and an outspoken German minister in Nazi Germany
Before Night Falls
Language: en
Pages: 134
Authors: MaryAnn Minatra
Categories: Biographical films
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-01-01 - Publisher: New Line Cinema Corporation

A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States.
Before Night Falls
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Cunningham O'Keefe, Julian Schnabel, Lázaro Gómez Carriles
Categories: Cuba
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

Clean typescript, undated. Film was released to theaters in 2000.