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He was able to collect enough paper this way to continue his writing. Paperbackpages. Sarah Mallet rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Trivia About The Doorman. Si tienen un gesto generoso es porque les conviene. If it’s saying what I think it’s saying.

We have a man who is obsessed with eating and handing out candy. In the end, Juan will only come to understand the neighbors’ pets and, with them, will part on a trip with no return. relnaldo

Reinaldo Arenas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Most of the time. The main character, Juan, fled Cuba by boat ten years ago and is now a doorman at a ritzy apartment building in New York.

I don’t want to give anything away, but it gets weird.

Toward the end of the book the fantasy gets kicked up a notch. Literatura testimonial, en e Burla al exilio, a los gays, a la cultura norteamericana. I took it as a parody of the endless conflicting demands by citizens of a democracy. I want to encourage the Cuban people abroad as well as on the Island to continue fighting for freedom To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Animales mitifican el occidentalismo. They elect him as their leader and they and he eventually leave the building en masse on a cross-county journey looking for the promised land. Juan como arma de poder.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Inhe moved to Havana to arehas in the School of Planification and, later, in the Faculty of Letters at the Universidad de La Habanawhere he studied philosophy and literature without completing a degree.

He escaped from prison and tried to leave Cuba by launching himself from the shore on a tire inner tube.

This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat His writings and openly gay lifestyle were, bybringing him into conflict with the Communist government. This is a sort of magical realism fable written in about by Cuban author Arenas.

However, his attempts to smuggle his work out of prison were discovered and he was severely punished. If I could give this book more than five stars, I would. Literature portal Cuba portal Poetry portal. Con una prosa muy rica, Arenas construye un relato que raya en lo surreal. Un libro verdaderamente decepcionante.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The second is a fablistic series of animals presenting their views of the world every bit as self-centeredly as the humans they share the building with. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To ask other readers questions about El Porteroplease sign up. Rodrigo Figueroa rated it it was ok Dec 11, He left the Biblioteca Nacional and became an editor and later a journalist.


He survived by helping the inmates to write letters to wives and lovers. Description This novel was written in New York between and I skimmed the end because Arenas’ writing, while beautifully rendered, became somewhat too pandering and, honestly, boring. El perro se apropia de la Biblia para justificar su apoyo al hombre.

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Retrieved from ” https: I could almost believe the author started the story not knowing where it reinakdo going to go, ending up needing talking animals purely because he ran out of other ideas. Cuba will be free.

I want to encourage the Cuban people abroad as well as on the Island to continue fighting for freedom Well written tale that mixes reality, philosophy and humor perfectly.

His satire is delectable. Inhe was sent to prison after being charged and convicted of ‘ideological deviation’ and for publishing abroad without official consent. The paragraphs below are from Wikipedia: