El color del verano (The Color of Summer)

El color del verano (The Color of Summer)

by Reinaldo Arenas
     
 

The Color of Summer, Arenas's finest comic achievement, is also the fulfillment of his life's work, the Pentagonia, a five-volume cycle of autobiographical 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 tale of survival by… See more details below

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The Color of Summer, Arenas's finest comic achievement, is also the fulfillment of his life's work, the Pentagonia, a five-volume cycle of autobiographical 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788483100820
Publisher:
Tusquets Editores
Publication date:
07/24/2002
Series:
Pentagonia Series, #4
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.17(d)

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Table of Contents

The Flight of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda3
A Tongue Twister (1)62
"HM, top, seeking same..."63
In the Monster Men's Room69
A Tongue Twister (2)73
Painting74
The Seven Major Categories of Queenhood78
Fairies on the Beach80
A Prayer83
A Letter84
A Walking Tour Through Old Havana in the Company of Alejo Sholekhov88
Buses or Turtles?92
Oscar Flies by Night100
A Journey to Holguin102
A Journey to the Moon108
A Tongue Twister (3)109
Before Undertaking a Long Journey110
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Fairy Spurned115
A Journey by Train116
The Story125
A Tongue Twister (4)129
Virgilio Pinera Reads His Evanescent Poems130
For Bosch, She Noshes136
Some Unsettling Questions137
A Tongue Twister (5)139
In the Monster Men's Room140
A Tour of Inspection144
Rosa's Little Pink Slippers, the Magic Ring, and the Seven-League Swim Fins155
The Story167
A Tongue Twister (6)169
A Letter170
Medicinal Immersions176
A Tongue Twister (7)179
The Party Begins180
The Lock Queen183
A Tongue Twister (8)186
Nouveaux Pensees de Pascal, ou Pensees d'Enfer187
The Super-Skewer191
The Three Weird Sisters, Plus One194
The Guest in Distress197
The Death of Lezama200
A Tongue Twister (9)202
St. Nelly203
The Story209
A Tongue Twister (10)211
The Four Major Categories of Tops212
A Dying Mother215
Crucifuckingfixion219
The Anglo-Campesina222
The Key to the Gulf225
The Electric Venus231
Coco Salas' Secret232
A Tongue Twister (11)236
The Seven Wonders of Cuban Socialism237
In the Library239
A Clarification by the Three Weird Sisters240
A Scream in the Night (Though It Was Bright as Day)241
A Tongue Twister (12)249
Stool Pigeons250
Foreword252
A Tongue Twister (13)257
The Condesa de Merlin258
Impossible Dreams270
At the Exit to El Morro Castle272
Farewell to the Sea280
Jose Lezama Lima's Lecture281
A Tongue Twister (14)293
A Letter294
The Areopagite298
A Tongue Twister (15)307
Forbidden Costumes308
The Areopagite's Story309
A Tongue Twister (16)313
A Fugitive's Toccata and Fugue314
A Journey to the Moon320
A Tongue Twister (17)323
Monkeyshines324
In El Morro Castle327
The Story334
A Tongue Twister (18)335
The Confession of H. Puntilla336
Skunk in a Funk341
A Tongue Twister (19)342
That Earthshaking Coupling343
A Tongue Twister (20)350
A Letter351
The Death of Virgilio Pinera354
A Tongue Twister (21)358
The Trials and Tribulations of Young Teodoro Tampon359
A Tongue Twister (22)366
A Portrait of Luisa Perez de Zambrana367
A Tongue Twister (23)373
Clara's Hole374
A Tongue Twister (24)391
The Grand Oneirical Theological Political Philosophical Satirical Conference392
A Prayer407
A Tongue Twister (25)409
The Garden of Computers410
A Tongue Twister (26)416
Ass-Wiggling and Backside-Swinging417
A Tongue Twister (27)421
The Dual Nature of the [Genius, Tyrant]422
In the Monster Men's Room425
A Tongue Twister (28)431
The Lady of the Veil432
Ass-Wiggling436
A Tongue Twister (29)438
The Elevation of the Holy Hammer439
The Burial of Virgilio Pinera443
The Departure445
A Tongue Twister (The Last One)446
Clara in Flames447
Pandemonium449
Message in a Bottle453
The Story455
Afterword456

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