This shocking memoir by the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas is a book about sexual, political and artistic freedom.
In "Before Night Falls", Arenas recounts his journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba to his death in New York four decades later. He 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 flight from Cuba.
Now a feature film starring Javier Bardem and Johnny Depp, "Before Night Falls" is a stunning testament to an individual's urge to create against all odds.
'A document of a particular and disturbing honesty by one of the truly great writers to come out of Latin America' Chicago Tribune
|Details||Paperback: 317 pages Publisher: Serpent's Tail; New Ed edition (15 Jun 2001) Language English ISBN-10: 9781852428082 ISBN-13: 9781852428082|