Manuel Puig

Manuel Puig (mänwĕl´ pwēg), 1932–90, Argentine novelist. He is considered one of Latin America's most creative writers, and his writing reflects the myths and realities of contemporary Argentine life. His fiction, including Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (1968; tr. 1971), Heartbreak Tango: A Serial (1969; tr. 1973), The Buenos Aires Affair (1973; tr. 1976), Pubis Angelical (1979; tr. 1986), Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages (1981; tr. 1982), Blood of Requited Love (1982; tr. 1984), and Tropical Night Falling (1989; tr. 1991), was influenced by the detective novel, and, most of all, the plots, stars, and techniques of popular films. He is best known for the novel Kiss of the Spider Woman (1976; tr. 1979), which was adapted as a film (1985) and a Broadway musical (1993).

See critical biography by S. J. Levine (2000); studies by P. Bacarisse (1988), N. Lavers (1988), and L. Kerr (1987).

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Manuel Puig: Selected full-text books and articles

Between Myth and Reference: Puig and Ionesco By Issacharoff, Michael; Madrid, Lelia The Romanic Review, Vol. 87, No. 3, May 1996
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Theoretical Fables: The Pedagogical Dream in Contemporary Latin American Fiction By Alicia Borinsky University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "Is There Style without Gender? Manuel Puig"
Deconstructing and Reconstructing Masculinity in Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman By Tuss, Alex J The Journal of Men's Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3, Spring 2000
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Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present Day By Robert Aldrich; Garry Wotherspoon Routledge, 2001
Librarian’s tip: "Puig, Manuel" begins on p. 339
Culture and Customs of Argentina By David William Foster; Melissa Fitch Lockhart; Darrell B. Lockhart Greenwood Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "Manuel Puig" begins on p. 113
Gay Histories and Cultures By George E. Haggerty; John Beynon; Douglas Eisner Garland, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Puig, Manuel (1932-1990)" begins on p. 718
The Post-Boom in Spanish American Fiction By Donald L. Shaw State University of New York Press, 1998
The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing By Naomi Lindstrom University of Texas Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Manuel Puig begins on p. 32
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