In this Book

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The queer presence that animates and informs the fiction of José Lezama Lima and Reinaldo Arenas, two of the most prominent Cuban writers since the Revolution, nonetheless haunts their work by its absence. Eduardo González draws on the Christian concept of the Fall from grace and the possibility of redemption, on the work of selected Western canonical authors, and on several contemporary films to show how the chosen texts by the two writers both replicate and are enhanced by these sources and illustrate the interplay of word, image, and belief in the story line and moral tale that González develops.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. p. xvii
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  1. Introduction: Personal Character, Authorship, and the Incidental Caribbean
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. Part One: Castle Dismal: Reinaldo Arenas as Boy and Girl
  2. pp. 21-136
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  1. 1. A House in the Woods
  2. pp. 23-47
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  1. 2. Pan's Labyrinth
  2. pp. 48-70
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  1. 3. Lady in the Hot Seat
  2. pp. 71-92
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  1. 4. A House of Sand
  2. pp. 93-113
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  1. 5. The A-Frame Agony
  2. pp. 114-136
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  1. Part Two: The Lord's Envy: Lezama Lima as Satan Knows Best
  2. pp. 137-210
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  1. 6. Son of Gorgo
  2. pp. 139-164
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  1. 7. Mother Nero, Uncle Orpheus, and the Unborn
  2. pp. 165-186
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  1. 8. Paradiso as a Five-Star Inferno
  2. pp. 187-210
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  1. Part Three: Planet Cuba up in the Clouds
  2. pp. 211-265
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  1. 9. Gargling the Tribe
  2. pp. 213-225
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  1. 10. Babel Hustle and Flow
  2. pp. 226-243
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  1. 11. Discordance
  2. pp. 244-265
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 267-275
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 277-286
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 287-296
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813929873
Related ISBN
9780813929811
MARC Record
OCLC
759159919
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-31
Language
English
Open Access
No
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