From the Publisher
"This excellent biography is not only Levine's best work but also Puig's lasting triumph."G. Cabrera Infante, Los Angeles Times
"A splendid job of delineating Puig’s cultural influencesfrom novelist Julian Green to Freud and Hitchcockand his political revulsion against Hitler and Juan Perón."Publishers Weekly
"Puig was a man of the movies, or perhaps of visual images and fantasy, who found himself shipwrecked in literature almost by default."Mario Vargas Llosa, New York Times Book Review
G. Cabrera Infante
This excellent biography is not only Levine's best work but also Puig's lasting triumph. Los Angeles Times
Mario Vargas Llosa
This fascinating book is indispensable for anyone interested in Puig's work and in the close connection between film and literature....A book in which rigor and readability walk arm in arm.
New York Times Book Review
This is the book that Puig fans have been waiting for, written in a personal, get-to-the-bottom-of-it-style by one of his early supporters and translators in the U.S....With this volume Levine has capped two careers, her subject's and her own. The reader ends this fond biography marveling at how unbookish and relentlessly campy this seismic force (a 1982 nominee for the Nobel Prize) in contemporary Latin American fiction was, and remembering how much he is missed.