Manuel Puig Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Manuel Puig Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Although Manuel Puig took pains to introduce new variants on his favored thematic issues and to seek new solutions to the formal problems of organizing a novel, he has tended to remain identified in many minds with his first work. The highly memorable title of this novel would seem to make actor Rita Hayworth a character in the plot, and, indeed, this implication is in a sense accurate, though the action takes place far from Hollywood.

Betrayed by Rita Hayworth

In Betrayed by Rita Hayworth, Hayworth and other luminaries of the late 1930’s and early 1940’s figure as vivid presences in the decidedly unglamorous lives of a group of small-town Argentine children growing into a troubled...

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