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).

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References in periodicals archive ?
"Genero y generos." In: PUIG, Manuel. El beso de la mujer arana.
YAKER, Daniel; PUIG, Manuel. "Kiss of the Spider Woman: Manuel Puig." Interview, p.
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.