The Color Of Summer: Or The New Garden Of Earthly Delights

Paperback | June 1, 2001

byReinaldo ArenasTranslated byAndrew HurleyIntroduction byThomas Colchie

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Critics worldwide have praised Reinaldo Arenas's writing. His extraordinary memoir, Before Night Falls, was named one of the fourteen "Best Books of 1993" by the editors of The New York Times Book Review and has now been made into a major motion picture.

The Color of Summer, Arenas's finest comic achievement, is also the fulfillment of his life's work, the Pentagonía, a five-volume cycle of novels he began writing in his early twenties. Although it is the penultimate installment in his "secret history of Cuba," it was, in fact, the last book Arenas wrote before his death in 1990. A Rabelaisian tale of survival by wits and wit, The Color of Summer is ultimately a powerful and passionate story about the triumph of the human spirit over the forces of political and sexual repression.

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Critics worldwide have praised Reinaldo Arenas's writing. His extraordinary memoir, Before Night Falls, was named one of the fourteen "Best Books of 1993" by the editors of The New York Times Book Review and has now been made into a major motion picture.The Color of Summer, Arenas's finest comic achievement, is also the fulfillment of ...

Reinaldo Arenas was born in Cuba in 1943. In 1980, he was one of 120,000 Cubans who arrived in the United States on the Mariel boatlift. Arenas settled in New York where he lived until his death from AIDS ten years later.Andrew Hurley is a translator of numerous works of literature, criticism, history, and memoir. He is professor emeri...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140157190

ISBN - 13:9780140157192

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