Synopses & Reviews
"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 influences—from novelist Julian Green to Freud and Hitchcock—and 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
This is the first biography, now available in paperback, of Manuel Puig (1932–1990), Argentinian author of Kiss of the Spider Woman
and pioneer of high camp. Suzanne Jill Levine, his principal English translator, draws upon years of friendship as well as copious research and interviews
About the Author
Suzanne Jill Levine is a professor of Latin American literature at the University of California at Santa Barbara and a noted translator of contemporary Latin American literature. A PEN Award recipient, she is the author of several books, including The Subversive Scribe: Translating Latin American Fiction.