Betrayed By Rita Hayworth
Finally back in print, Manuel Puig's celebrated first novel is a startling anatomy of a small town in thrall to its own petty lusts, betrayals, scandals, thefts, and gossip—but most of all, to the movies. Centering around a boy named Toto, privy to the town's secrets and always eager to fill in the ugly or upsetting moments of his childhood with Hollywood-inspired fantasy,...more
La historia se va desarrollando a medida que los personajes hablan entre ellos, dándose a conocer situaciones a partir de perspectivas diferentes. Con esta polifonía en su máximo esplendor, Manuel Puig invita a acercarnos a una interesante y muy ingeniosa estructura narrativa, que no solo da a conocer el estilo de vida de una Argentina entre las décadas de los 30s y 40s, sino que...more
His first book is an abstract painting: crazed, inspired and meaningful/meaningless in a playful/infuriating way. Schizo—but forgivable (Just read “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Heartbreak Tango” and you’ll know why Argentina’s premiere writer is amazing and utterly excusable).
It starts off good, but, I must say it: paragraph-long chapters (no breaks, run ons…) are VERY demanding. So please, don’t make this your first delve into Puig’s universe. And...more
like some of the other stories on the list, seems it could be that it made it there for the manner of the telling...as more than a few had a unique, or if not quite unique, a different approach to the art of story-telling. i sh...more
I think I gotta read this one again.
Spiderwoman is what you have heard of, I enjoyed this book much more.