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Manuel Puig (1932–1990)

Teoksen Hämähäkkinaisen suudelma tekijä

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Author Manuel Puig was born in General Villegas, Argentina on December 28, 1932. Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (1968) is an innovative novel narrating through a variety of techniques the story of a young Argentine boy who lives vicariously through the movies. Puig uses the phenomenon of compulsive näytä lisää movie-going as a symbol for alienation and escape from reality. Heartbreak Tango (1969) evokes the spiritual emptiness of the Argentine provincial life in the 1930s and the vulgarity of popular music and the soap opera. His best known work, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1979), was adapted as a film in 1985 and as a Broadway musical in 1993. He died of a heart attack on July 22, 1990. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Hämähäkkinaisen suudelma (1976) 2,238 kappaletta
Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (1974) 387 kappaletta
Pubis Angelical (1980) 238 kappaletta
The Buenos Aires Affair (1973) 223 kappaletta
Blood of Requited Love (1982) 171 kappaletta
Tropical Night Falling (1988) 164 kappaletta
Under a Mantle of Stars (1985) 18 kappaletta
Mystery of the Rose Banquet (1988) 11 kappaletta
Gli ‰occhi di Greta Garbo (1991) 11 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing (1995) — Avustaja — 179 kappaletta
A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America (1991) — Avustaja — 148 kappaletta
Kiss of the Spider Woman [1985 film] (1985) — Original story — 46 kappaletta
Happy Together [1997 film] (1997) — Original story — 39 kappaletta
Kiss of the Spider Woman: Broadway Cast Recording (1992) — Original novel — 22 kappaletta
Racconti di cinema (2014) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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Group Read, April 2021: Heartbreak Tango, 1001 Books to read before you die (kesäkuu 2021)


There were times when the book was too arty for me, the footnotes on Freud and others on homosexuality were dense and hard to read and not really sure what they were there for. Otherwise, I got very engaged by the dialogue only style, the telling of the films, the unfolding of Molina's reason for being in the cell with Valetin and their relationship in the very difficult situation of prison. I truly loved the film when I saw it in the 80s but have not seen it since and it all came back to me and that did help find my way through the occasionally confusing parts. I'm left somewhat unsure if I really enjoyed it but it will stick with me for quite a while.… (lisätietoja)
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amyem58 | 33 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 23, 2024 |
Un imperdibile, l’opera di un vero narratore, di uno scrittore che conosce profondamente l’animo umano e lo trasmette tessendo delle bellissime storie. It is so full of love.
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Mav_Danto | 33 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 28, 2023 |
The structure of this book is fascinating: long passages of dialogue interspersed with retellings of movie plots, along with stream of consciousness jags and footnotes detailing modern psychological views on gender and homosexuality. It is a novel that tries to encompass multiple modes of telling. It is interesting that the details of the two main characters' crimes never really come to light - we don't understand much about the political situation or Molina's crime. It is almost as if the two men are on an island where their respective pasts are seen from a blurry distance, and that all that matters is love and forgiveness.

Valentin says something simple and profound towards the end of the story:

"It's a question of learning to accept things as they come, and to appreciate the good that happens to you, even if it doesn't last. Because nothing is forever."
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jonbrammer | 33 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |
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