About the author: Rafael Bordao is a poet whose work has received many awards and currently enjoys wide recognition. Bordao did his doctorate at Columbia University, and is a member of the PEN Club for Cuban writers in exile. He has published several books of poetry and one of essays. He teaches Spanish language and literature in New York.
2002 0-7734-7177-4 This work studies Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas’ poetry in Leprosorio. It examines the problems of culture in conflict; the perspective of both exiled people who have left Cuba and the marginalized population left on the island, the use of slangs and idioms created by people in the 1960s and 70s, and the impact produced by political terror. This study is in Spanish.