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Reinaldo Arenas: The Pentagonia

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Reinaldo Arenas is considered one of the most important Cuban writers of recent decades.  His most ambitious project was a pentalogy on Cuban history, a magnificent literary legacy that he worked on intermittently from the time he was eighteen.  Three of the novels are available in English, and the last two (completed shortly before his suicide in 1990 and published in ...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published November 20th 1994 by University Press of Florida (first published October 1994)
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John Dizon
Jan 20, 2014 John Dizon rated it liked it
Reinaldo Arenas - The Pentagonia by Francisco Soto is yet another pretentious pedant's didactic effort at translating an author's work while glancing over his shoulder all along, eagerly expecting the pat-on-the-back imprimaturs of his colleagues as he plasters his jargon and quality inspections all over his assessment report. Man, I've still got Geoffrey Bennington's spin on Jacques Derrida on my nightstand, ah din needs no mo' o' dis!!! Well, then again, since I haven't attended a graduate cla ...more
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