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T prisoner and consummate escape artist wanders among the vice ridden populations of eighteenth century Europe and the Americas fleeing dungeons a marriage minded woman a slave ship captain and the Inuisition Whether by burro by boat or by the back of a whale Fray This is an imagined biography of the real Dominican Friar Servando Teresa de Mier 1765 – 1827; written in 1966 by the author of The Doorman It starts very much in the magical realism mode but does rather tend to lose steam to ‘standard’ Latin America novel near the end This is like many of Mario Llosa’s eg Feast of the Goat The War of the End of the World Way to Paradise or Souza’s eg Mad Maria work in that it is a brilliant narrative where you begin to wonder about the true facts rather than clever fiction The magical realism style is a mixture of first and third person is in deed like a hallucination reflecting the inner and outer struggle of this real life revolutionary priestIt starts in Mexico with Sevando childhood and education in Monterrey; then preaching in 1794 that the ‘Virgin of Guadalupe’ who originally appeared 1541 actually visited New Spain as part of the indigenous religion many years earlier Arrested and exiled to a Spain he was given the chance to plead his case but got lost on the way to a council meeting Rearrested and escaping; so starts his remarkable journey from escapades in France where he meets Simón Rodríguez Simón Bolívar's former teacher; Rome then Spain arrested for his Mexican Independence views escaped recaptured escaped released for converting Rabbis; military priest in the Franco Spain war captured and escaped the French; met General Blake witnesses the Battle of Trafalgar and moves to London; writes Revolutionary newspaper; travels to New Spain captured by the Royalists; ends up in Havana and escapes to USA; revisiting Mexico after independence is arrested by the Spanish; released by the Mexicans but is then arrested for his anti federal views and yes escapes his seventh Dies Mummified body sold to circus in 1861 and exhibited in Brussels but is soon lost never to reappearYou can imagine what could be made of this history and this book does not disappointSome uotes“There’s just no way out It’s as if I was realising the whole time how useless all this running away is All the time I keep telling myself do everything you can do everything you can And I do But the trouble is you never know how much you can do And if everything were possible it might as well be impossible simply because it can be done and nothing is gained by it Routine would be the only thing left routine and routine”“Summer I ask God to grant me proof of His existence by letting me die But I doubt that He can hear me If God were here He would have gone mad”Not for me but Servando’s memoirs in translation are available to read This though not a perfect attempt is another 5 star magical realism tale

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El mundo alucinanteServando's journey is at once funny and romantic melancholy and profound a tale rooted in history yet outrageously hallucinatoryAn impenitent amalgam of truth and invention historical fact and outrageous make believe a philosophical black comedy The New York Time Reinaldo Arenas's The Ill Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando is a picaresue novel about the real life Mexican friar who is persecuted for his religious opinions and hatred of the Spanish monarchy and episcopate Almost half the novel is set in various prisons where Fray Servando Theresa de Mier is imprisoned and from which he escapes or is freed There are numerous very improbable hijinx such as Fray Servando's witnessing the Battle of Trafalgar but twice locating it in diferent bodies of water The author himself was a prisoner in Castro's Cuba for two years It was only with the Mariel boatlift that he made his way to the United States where he died of AIDS in 1990Arenas intersperses his text with uotatiojns from the real Fray Servanto's diary and other documents though the veracity of the Cuban author's own contributions is not uite at the same level