Sirena Selena vestida de pena

Sirena Selena vestida de pena

Mayra Santos-Febres / Sep 20, 2019

Sirena Selena vestida de pena Sirena Selena un adolescente gay que se ha echado a la calle para ganarse la vida posee un don especial una voz dulce cristalina fresca como el mismisimo mal de as sobre la faz de la tierra Y cuan

  • Title: Sirena Selena vestida de pena
  • Author: Mayra Santos-Febres
  • ISBN: 9781603968591
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sirena Selena, un adolescente gay que se ha echado a la calle para ganarse la vida, posee un don especial una voz dulce, cristalina, fresca como el mismisimo mal de as sobre la faz de la tierra Y cuando Martha Divine, una vieja travesti duena de un bar en Puerto Rico, descubre ese talento sin igual, decide promocionar al joven aunque hay un pequeno detalle en PueSirena Selena, un adolescente gay que se ha echado a la calle para ganarse la vida, posee un don especial una voz dulce, cristalina, fresca como el mismisimo mal de as sobre la faz de la tierra Y cuando Martha Divine, una vieja travesti duena de un bar en Puerto Rico, descubre ese talento sin igual, decide promocionar al joven aunque hay un pequeno detalle en Puerto Rico es ilegal el trabajo de menores Miss Divine, como manager, decide buscar otros horizontes donde este aspecto legal se menos rigido, y para ello se dirigen a la Republica Dominicana.Sirena Selena vestida de pena es un excelente relato de un mundo de la sociedad caribena y una magnifica elaboracion de las ambiguedades de la sexualidad, escrito con un lenguaje fascinante y perturbador Con esta primera novela, Mayra Santos Febres explora el mundo de los travestis de una manera afortunada y con gran sentido del humor.

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    About "Mayra Santos-Febres"

      • Mayra Santos-Febres

        Puerto Rican novelist, poet, and critic Winner of the Juan Rulfo Award 1996 , Santos Febres holds an M.A and Ph.D 1991 from Cornell University She currently teaches at the University of Puerto Rico, R o Piedras Campus.


    609 Comments

    1. Un des plus beaux romans sur la thématique du travestisme et LGBT que j'ai lu ! Un lyrisme d'une beauté toute simple mais tres touchant . Beaucoup de narrateurs mais on s'y retrouve bien . Sublime!


    2. Puerto Rico: not exactly the United States, not exactly independent. Transvestites: not exactly male, not exactly female. Or at least that's how it works in Maya Santos-Febres's outstanding debut novel, Sirena Selena, in which the two properties (Puerto Rico and transvestites) become metaphors for each other.The book is sublimely fulfilling on a number of levels -- as an allegory (the Caribbean as an object of male American/European desire), as an "inside critique" of the dominant literary aesth [...]


    3. I so wanted to like this book.The situations felt intensely real. The places, the language, yes, mostly. The characters, alas, were hollow and lifeless. I’m going to hate myself in the morning for saying this but the parallel is too eerie to ignore: the book I stopped reading to read this one is Feet of Clay, in which golems figure prominently, and I found myself musing that Sir Terry’s soulless speechless automatons have more emotional depth, more complex desires and whims and conflicts tha [...]


    4. Siguiendo con "nuevas lecturas" estos días estuve leyendo "Sirena Selena, vestida de pena" desde que lo vi en la FILMTY2017 me entró una enorme curiosidad por hacerme de el, este libro nos cuenta como cambia la vida de un chico de 15 años desde que es descubierto por una drag queen, La Martha Divine (mi personaje favorito), su próxima oportunidad de salir de República Dominicana para ir a probar suerte a Puerto Rico y las aventuras que pasan por ahí. La novela en si es un poco cruda, me gu [...]


    5. A story of what it takes to survive. A story of accepting who you are. Sirena Selena is a fifteen year old boy, who was homeless and singing in a back alley digging for food scraps when he was discovered by drag queen Martha Divine. You learn of both their stories and how they came to this turning point in their lives. One wants fame, one wants love, both want to survive. This is a great read on gender role expectations, gender fluidity, sexual fetishes, the life of drag, the chasing of dreams, [...]


    6. Miss Martha Divine, an old veteran of the Drag Queen scene in New York and Puerto Rico, has found her ticket to glory: a 15-year-old with a voice like an angel, who takes on the artist name of Sirena Selena. Miss Martha takes her young protege to the neighboring Dominican Republic, in an attempt to sell the act to one of the fancy tourist hotels there - where they won't mind that the performer is underage.After seeing Sirena Selena's audition, one very wealthy businessman, Hugo Graubel, is capti [...]


    7. Una novela poética sobre los terrenos movedizos del Caribe y la sexualidad, narrada con catarsis y humor.Sirena Selena es menor de edad, pobre y gay, pero tiene una voz prodigiosa para cantar boleros que captura la atención de Martha Divine, una mujer trans veterana en el arte de sobrevivir. Martha se lleva a Sirena a la República Dominicana con la intención de hacerla famosa y desde ahí la novela se convierte en un laberinto de historias sobre la marginalidad. La novela explora las diversa [...]


    8. El travestismo es una metáfora de los personajes y máscaras que nos inventamos a diario por temor al rechazo. El temor creciente día con día, de estar solo y enfrentarse como individuo a la masa, nos vuelve hostiles y brujeriles, utilizando los encantos que tengamos a nuestro alcance para ejercer la coacción a nuestro favor y sobrevivir (pero sobre todo ganar) en la salvaje y desasosegadora (pos) modernidad.La sirena que engaña con su canto por las noches aprovecha las ventajas de la oscur [...]


    9. For a book about transgender women in Puerto Rico, written by a cisgender author, it was okay. There is better transgender fiction written by transgender authors that does not include the same naïve sensationalism and othering that this book offered. The author missed the mark, and regurgitated many common transgender stereotypes, such as confusing drag queens and transgender women, a misogynistic viewpoint that painted many of the characters as goldiggers, and too much emphasis on physical tra [...]


    10. This book did not meet my expectations. I thought it had great potential, but compared to other LGBTQ books I've read, it falls short. The lyric prose and poetic descriptions was an enjoyable part of the read, but the fractured nature of the text and the constant switching of characters' names made it difficult to follow.


    11. Intersection of race, sexuality and bolero, set in Puerto Rico. A pleasant read and digs deep into issues of identity, particularly for transgender individuals and their struggle in a hyper-patriarchal society.


    12. A stunning debut novel originally written in Spanish about gay and trans lives in Puerto Rico. Engaging plot focusing on young homeless man with a beautiful voice that seduces all that hear him. A vivid portrait of Santurce, a central district of San Juan.


    13. This is gay porn. It pretends to be "literature" and aspires to make profound statements on the commodification of the Caribbean and the nature of gender dysmorphia, but it's really just cheap porn trying to masquerade as Caribbean literature.












    14. While she was my favorite author at last spring's Winter with the Author series at Rollins College, this book didn't engage me, or interest me at all.


    15. A different but amazing story about the gay community in Puerto Rico. So fabulous and real. Erotic, sad and funny all that in the same book!


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