El beso de la mujer arana: The Kiss of the Spider Woman

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1976 - Fiction - 286 pages
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'El beso de la mujer arana' es una elegante y fascinante novela sobre el amor y la victimizacion. En una carcel argentina, dos hombres comparten una celda - Molina, un disenador de escaparates homosexual que es egoista, auto-denigrante y al mismo tiempo encantador; y Valentin, un revolucionario articulado y ferozmente dogmatico obsesionado con la memoria de la mujer que abandono por la causa. Ambos son gradualmente transformados por su cautelosa pero creciente amistad y por la obsesion de Molina con la fantasia y el romance del cine.

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About the author (1976)

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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