Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages

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Random House, 1982 - Argentine fiction - 232 pages
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When Ramirez, an Argentinian exile and invalid in his seventies, who is confined to a wheelchair and unable to feel emotions, hires Larry, a young, down-on-his-luck American, a curious, multi-layered relationship develops

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

A novel written almost entirely as a dialogue; I was impressed with how evocative this technique can be. A while back I decided to compile a list of my favorite books, with one title from each letter ... Read full review


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About the author (1982)

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 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.

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