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The Resource A gay Cuban activist in exile : Reinaldo Arenas, Rafael Ocasio

A gay Cuban activist in exile : Reinaldo Arenas, Rafael Ocasio

Label
A gay Cuban activist in exile : Reinaldo Arenas
Title
A gay Cuban activist in exile
Title remainder
Reinaldo Arenas
Statement of responsibility
Rafael Ocasio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between Reinaldo Arenas's arrival in the United States in 1980 and his suicide a decade later, the Cuban exile produced his most mature writing, a prolific body of work that Rafael Ocasio places at the intersection of twentieth-century sexual and cultural politics. Examining Arenas's fiction, critical articles, the epic poem El Central, and hundreds of letters to friends and critics, Ocasio explores the writer's bold criticism of the Castro regime and his bitter conflict with notable pro-Castro supporters such as Gabriel García Marquez. He connects Arenas's political activism to his public sexual identity and fierce advocacy of homosexuality, including his willingness to alienate Latino and Latin American audiences in order to remain true to his self-proclaimed identity. As much literary biography as interpretation, A Gay Cuban Activist in Exile also reveals that Arenas disguised and misused his criminal conviction in Cuba as a homosexual pederast, and discusses Arenas's posthumously published autobiography, Before Night Falls, which documents the last, HIV-positive years of his life
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ocasio, Rafael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, Cuban
  • Arenas, Reinaldo
  • Arenas, Reinaldo
  • Arenas, Reinaldo
Label
A gay Cuban activist in exile : Reinaldo Arenas, Rafael Ocasio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Note on quotation of Arenas's works and letters
  • 1.
  • "Marielito" experience.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • neophyte in political activism.
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • use of history in political activism.
  • p. 76
  • 4.
  • sexual life of a queer activist.
  • p. 113
Control code
ocm81943656
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9780813030890
Lccn
2007004260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A gay Cuban activist in exile : Reinaldo Arenas, Rafael Ocasio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Note on quotation of Arenas's works and letters
  • 1.
  • "Marielito" experience.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • neophyte in political activism.
  • p. 44
  • 3.
  • use of history in political activism.
  • p. 76
  • 4.
  • sexual life of a queer activist.
  • p. 113
Control code
ocm81943656
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9780813030890
Lccn
2007004260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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