Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2535732310
Synopsis: A passionate, epic writer, the author of Before Night Falls, concludes his five-novel sequence--a "secret history of Cuba" and a writer's autobiography--with this allegorical satire. Arenas paints a harrowing yet boldly entertaining Kafka-esque picture of a dehumanized people and the despair of an observer/narrator clinging to sanity.
About the Author:
Reinaldo Arenas was born in Cuba in 1943. In 1980, he was one of 120,000 Cubans who arrived in the United States on the Mariel boatlift. Arenas settled in New York where he lived until his death from AIDS ten years later.
Andrew Hurley is a translator of numerous works of literature, criticism, history, and memoir. He is professor emeritus at the University of Puerto Rico.
Thomas Colchie is an acclaimed translator, editor, and literary agent for international authors. He is the editor of A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes. He has written for the Village Voice and The Washington Post. His translations include Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman and (with Elizabeth Bishop, Gregory Rabassa, and Mark Strand) Carlos Drummond de Andrade's Travelling in the Family.
Title: The Assault
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Viking Adult, 1994. Book Condition: Fair. Open Market Ed. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP80062500
Book Description Viking Adult, 1994. Book Condition: Good. Open Market Ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10750415
Book Description Viking Adult, 1994. Book Condition: Very Good. Open Market Ed. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96669285
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0670840661I3N10
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Bookseller Inventory # G0670840661I4N00
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # G0670840661I4N00
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: VeryGood. Hardcover copy is in very good, solid, condition,DJ is nice with minimal wear,unmarked text, a great copy. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 1M5DZG000KO4
Book Description Penguin Group: Viking, New York, NY, 1994. Hardcover. Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ price unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. REMAINDER, showing a mark at the bottom edge. NOT a Book-Club or Ex-Library. 8vo. 145pp. Translated by Andrew Hurley. First Edition USA, First Printing indicated. Hardback with DJ. Hopefully the successful audience response to the film of Arenas' "Before Night Falls" will encourage readers to explore the unique and vastly enriching glimpses of Castro's (or any dictator's for that matter) Cuba. The author's style is indelibly his own, reporting and commenting on the conditions of political supression, whether he elects to satirize in the first person/s as in "Color of Summer" with its over the edge surreal view of contemporary Cuba, or placing the narrator from within as in "The Assault". Truth, as he viewed it, is so ludicrous that it becomes black comedy, not unlike Goya's "Goyescas". But for all the unsettling details of this tale of destruction of all that matters in our past, this book, once read burns a spot in our minds that makes it almost necessary to revisit it lest we forget the joy of freedom. Tough reading, but highly recommended. First Edition USA, First Printing indicated. Bookseller Inventory # 43592
Book Description Viking. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition copy. . Good dust jacket. In protective mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # P06C-00723
Book Description PENGUIN PUTNAM TRADE, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. New Arrivals. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978067084066305. Bookseller Inventory # 01978067084066305