Other literary forms

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

In addition to novels, Reinaldo Arenas (ah-RAY-nahs) wrote several collections of short stories, political essays, plays, poems, and an extensive autobiography, Antes que anochezca (1992; Before Night Falls, 1993). His short-story collections include Con los ojos cerrados (1972), Adiós a mamá: De La Habana a Nueva York (1995), and Mona, and Other Tales (2001). His poetry collections include El central (1981; El Central: A Cuban Sugar Mill, 1984) and Voluntad de vivir manifestándose (1989).