Puig, Manuel

Puig, Manuel

(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).

Bibliography

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

References in periodicals archive ?
Encuentro del 29 de mayo de 1981", en Puig, Manuel, El beso de la mujer arana, edicion critica, Jose Amicola y Jorge Panesi coordinadores, Sudamericana, Barcelona.
CORBATTA, Jorgelina (2002), "Encuentro con Manuel Puig, en Puig, Manuel, El beso de la mujer arana, edicion critica, Jose Amicola y Jorge Panesi coordinadores, Sudamericana, Barcelona.
KERR, Lucille (2002), "La politica de la seduccion, El beso de la mujer arana", en Puig, Manuel, El beso de la mujer arana, edicion critica, Jose Amicola y Jorge Panesi coordinadores, Sudamericana, Barcelona.
PERLONGHER, Nestor (2002), "Valentin y Molina: el sexo de la arana" en Puig, Manuel, El beso de la mujer arana, edicion critica, Jose Amicola y Jorge Panesi coordinadores, Sudamericana Barcelona.
9) Kerr, Lucille,(2002) "La politica de la seduccion, El beso de la mujer arana", en Puig, Manuel, El beso de la mujer arana, edicion critica, Jose Amicola y Jorge Panesi (coord.
12) Corbatta, Jorgelina, "Encuentro con Manuel Puig", en Puig, Manuel, op.
Betrayed by Rita Hayworth First novel by Puig, Manuel, published as La traicion de Rita Hayworth in 1968.
Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages Novel by Puig, Manuel, written in English and then translated by the author as Maldicion eterna a quien lea estas paginas (1980).
Kiss of the Spider Woman Novel by Puig, Manuel, published in 1976 as El beso de la mujer arana.