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  Contributor Biography:  Francisco Soto 
 
Francisco Soto is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. He is author of Reinaldo Arenas: The Pentagonia.

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literature >> Arenas, Reinaldo

Persecuted for his homosexuality by the Castro government he had once championed, Cuban novelist, essayist, and poet Reinaldo Arenas challenged all types of ideological dogmatism.

literature >> García Lorca, Federico

The works of García Lorca, internationally recognized as Spain's most prominent lyric poet and dramatist of the twentieth century, are filled with thinly veiled homosexual motifs and themes.

literature >> Lezama Lima, José

A major Latin-American literary figure, Cuban José Lezama Lima included problematic homosexual passages in his two best known novels.

literature >> Puig, Manuel

Homosexual themes and motifs are suggested in a number of Manuel Puig's eight novels, and in the best known of them, Kiss of the Spider Woman, homosexual desire is central to the fiction.

   

 

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