Blood of requited love /

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Main Author: Puig, Manuel. (Author)
Format: Book
Published:Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
Edition:1st University of Minnesota Press ed.
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Main Author:Puig, Manuel.
Uniform Title:Sangre de amor correspondido. English

"This inventive novel is a series of questions and confessional answers, an internal dialogue between Josemar, a construction worker, and Maria, a privileged young woman. Looking back at the teenage passion they shared from the remove of ten years, they try to reconstruct their story despite the obstacles of times passage, societal disapproval, and family pressure. Set in a provincial Brazilian town, Blood of Requited Love explores memory and its failings, self-deception and its costs, and the hidden manacles of machismo. Back in print after being unavailable for several years, this novel is a moving work."--BOOK JACKET.

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General Notes:Originally published: New York : Vintage Books, 1984.
Physical Description:202 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN:0816635358 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Author Notes:

Author Manuel Puig was born in General Villegas, Argentina on December 28, 1932. Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (1968) is an innovative novel narrating through a variety of techniques the story of a young Argentine boy who lives vicariously through the movies. Puig uses the phenomenon of compulsive movie-going as a symbol for alienation and escape from reality. Heartbreak Tango (1969) evokes the spiritual emptiness of the Argentine provincial life in the 1930s and the vulgarity of popular music and the soap opera.

His best known work, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1979), was adapted as a film in 1985 and as a Broadway musical in 1993. He died of a heart attack on July 22, 1990.

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