Fun Facts Friday: Manuel Puig
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / December 28, 2012

Today is the birthday of Argentine author Manuel Puig who was born in a small village in 1932 (d: 22 July, 1990) Books by Manuel Puig 1 ) Puig loved American pop-culture. 2 ) After graduating from the University of Buenos Aires, Puig wanted to become a screenwriter 3 ) Puig became a novelist once he re-wrote his failed screenplay into a novel. 4 ) That same book, Betrayed by Rita Hayworth, shocked the argentine establishment and was burned in Puig’s hometown of General Villegas. 5 ) Puig took on the popular Argentine serial novels with his next book Heartbreak Tango. 6 ) Puig, a gay man, was sent to prison for soliciting an undercover police officer. After his release, Puig went into a self-imposed exile. 7) Today Argentinean literature students learn that Puig belongs to the belongs to the Postboom and Post-modernist schools. 8 ) His book Kiss of the Spider Woman (El beso de la mujer araña) was made into a movie by the Argentine-Brazilian director, Héctor Babenco starring William Hurt and Raul Julia. The book was a Broadway musical as well. 9 ) In the movie Verde Tropical Puig is played by Fabio Aste. 10)…

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