Betrayed by Rita Hayworth

Betrayed by Rita Hayworth

by Manuel Puig
     
 

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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

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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, Betrayed by Rita Hayworth is a symphony of disappointed, comic, bitter, and bawdy voices, all hemmed in by life's refusal to behave like the silver screen, and is perhaps the funniest and most honest coming-of-age story of its time.

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a dazzling and wholly original debut' -New York Times

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Library Journal
A brilliant Argentine novelist, indebted to Joyce and Faulkner, but endowed with formidably original comic talents . . . Only a writer with an extraordinary imagination should attempt the stream-of-consciousness novel. It is done here nearly as well as it has ever been done. For everybody.
Alexander Coleman
A triumph . . . Betrayed by Rita Hayworth is a screamingly funny book . . . a dazzling and wholly original debut by Señor Puig, who obviously loves us madly; and a hand too for the translator, Suzanne Jill Levine, whose transfigurations of infantile Americanese deserve all praise.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564785305
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Latin American Literature Series
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
1,211,752
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Mario Vargas Llosa
Puig's work is among the most original of the final years of the 20th century.

Meet the Author

In Paris, he worked as a consultant for the publisher Gallimard while he was also working on his own oeuvre. There he met his future wife, Monique Langue and Jean Genet, who influenced his vision of literature. He emigrated to Marrakech a year after the death of his wife in 1996.

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