Bibliography (Masterplots II: American Fiction Series, Revised Edition)
Bacarisse, Pamela. The Necessary Dream: A Study of the Novels of Manuel Puig. Totowa, N.J.: Barnes and Noble, 1988. Chapters on the major novels. The introduction provides a useful overview of Puig’s career and themes. Includes notes and bibliography.
Kerr, Lucille. Suspended Fictions: Reading Novels by Manuel Puig. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987. Chapters on each of Puig’s major novels, exploring the themes of tradition, romance, popular culture, crime, sex, and the design of Puig’s career. Contains detailed notes but no bibliography.
Lavers, Norman. Pop Culture into Art: The Novels of Manuel Puig. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1988. Lavers finds a close relationship between Puig’s life and his literary themes. Biography, in this case, helps to explain the author’s methods and themes.
Magnarelli, Sharon. The Lost Rib: Female Characters in the Spanish-American Novel. Toronto: Associate University Presses, 1985. In “Betrayed by the Cross-Stitch,” Maganarelli provides a close reading and feminist analysis of Betrayed by Rita Hayworth.
Tittler, Jonathan. Manuel Puig. New York: Twayne, 1993. The best introduction to Puig. In addition to providing useful survey of Puig’s career in his introduction, Tittler devotes separate...
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