(1943–1990), Cuban American author. Reinaldo Arenas is one of the most innovative and provocative Latin American authors of the twentieth century. His most important works include the novels El mundo alucinante, una novela de aventuras (1969), La loma del angel (1987), and El portero (1989); the play Persecución (1986); the collection of essays Necesidad de libertad (1986); and four collections of poems and short stories. Nevertheless, Arenas's masterpiece is the sequence of novels “La Pentagonía,” one of the most ambitious works of narrative fiction produced in Latin America.
From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: United States History.