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Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman Sometimes they talk all night long In the still darkness of their cell Molina re weaves the glittering and fragile stories of the film he loves and the cynical Valentin listens Valentin believes in

  • Title: Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Author: Manuel Puig
  • ISBN: 9780679724490
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sometimes they talk all night long In the still darkness of their cell, Molina re weaves the glittering and fragile stories of the film he loves, and the cynical Valentin listens Valentin believes in the just cause which makes all suffering bearable Molina believes in the magic of love which makes all else endurable Each has always been alone, and always especially nSometimes they talk all night long In the still darkness of their cell, Molina re weaves the glittering and fragile stories of the film he loves, and the cynical Valentin listens Valentin believes in the just cause which makes all suffering bearable Molina believes in the magic of love which makes all else endurable Each has always been alone, and always especially now in danger of betrayal But in cell 7 each surrenders to the other something of himself that he has never surrendered before.

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    About Author

    1. Manuel Puig says:
      Manuel Puig born Juan Manuel Puig Delledonne was an Argentinian author Among his best known novels are La traici n de Rita Hayworth 1968 Betrayed by Rita Hayworth , Boquitas pintadas 1969 Heartbreak Tango , and El beso de la mujer ara a 1976 Kiss of the Spider Woman , which was made into a film by the Argentine Brazilian Director, H ctor Babenco and in 1993 into a Broadway musical.

    Comment 840 on “Kiss of the Spider Woman

    1. Fabian says:
      More than anything, this book gets me excited about the possibilities of writing Puig revolutionizes the way the novel is framed his awesome work is a play, a stream of consciousness, a historic document, a research paper, a review of films it s ALL these things in one poignant EXTREMELY hard to put down novel The two main characters Molina, the sad, deceitful complex Spider Woman, who lures and tests the headstrong Valentin hold entire worlds inside of them They are both outcasts, tragic creatu [...]

    2. MkB says:
      What are you reading Kiss of the Spider Woman Hey, I ve heard of that Likely because of the movie that was made of it How is the book Fantastic Essentially all dialogue, but somehow all the descriptive for it Huh You gonna finish those fries

    3. Jessica says:
      So funny thing, I actually started this book once when I was a kid, maybe about nine years old Strangely, I thought I remembered what I d read really clearly, but then on this rereading realized I d read of it before than I d previously realized Also funny, my passion for this book waned around the same place this time as when I was nine, though this time I stuck with it and followed through to the end.So this book takes place in a Latin American prison cell occupied by a political prisoner and [...]

    4. Hadrian says:
      This is a book which uses all but the usual narrative methods Conversation, transcripts, reports, foot notes, movie summaries, everything but the usual descriptive linear way The story is about two prisoners Arregui, with political charges, and Molina, for corrupting the youth that is, homosexuality The conversations are about films, the stories about them Molina tells a story about what must be a romance made in Nazi Germany, a racist propaganda piece, but he finds the emotions in the romance b [...]

    5. Francisco H. González says:
      Mi primer acercamiento a Manuel Puig 1932 1990 ha sido a trav s de esta novela publicada en 1976 El resultado no ha podido ser m s satisfactorio La novela no puede ser m s triste y luminosa al mismo tiempo Se puede leer desde distintos planos, ya sea el hist rico la novela se ambienta en 1975 en Argentina poco antes de que la dictadura se aupara al poder El plano sociol gico, con dos presos, uno preso pol tico, Valent n, ligado a la izquierda armada revolucionaria El otro, Molina llamado Molinit [...]

    6. Lacolz says:
      Te imaginas una historia donde pones a un preso pol tico compartiendo celda con un homosexual Un rojillo y un travesti S , algo as Te lo imaginas S Y de hecho, m s que imaginarlo, eso ya lo he le do Y qu tal Bueno, pues as como lo planteas, de entrada, no suena mal, pero no le est s haciendo justicia a la novela, al autor Por Bueno, as como lo planteas dejas de lado muchas cosas Pero es que s lo es una pregunta detonante De todas maneras, no transmites la indiferencia del uno al principio, la em [...]

    7. Rebecca McNutt says:
      Better than I thought it d be, very creepy and original It wasn t the most memorable book in the world, though.

    8. Teresa Proença says:
      N o, eu n o me arrependo de nada Cada vez me conven o mais de que o sexo a pura inoc ncia ,diz Valent n a MolinaValent n Paz um prisioneiro pol tico Luis Molina est preso por corrup o de menores, ou seja, porque homossexual.Est o juntos numa cela de uma pris o de Buenos Aires, no ano de 1975.Para que o tempo custe menos a passar, Molina conta filmes, que viu quando era livre, os quais servem de pretexto para se irem revelando a si pr prios e um ao outro E v o criando uma liga o t o intensa e nic [...]

    9. Nancy Oakes says:
      In my opinion, Kiss of the Spider Woman is an exquisite novel, one I could not put down until the very last word To give away too much about this book is to spoil, so it will be just barebones here Set in Argentina in the mid 1970s, Luis Molina and Valent n Arregui are cellmates in a prison Molina, a gay window dresser, for corruption of a minor, and Valent n for being a Marxist guerilla who will not give over any information to the authorities Molina spends much of their time together recountin [...]

    10. Francesca says:
      I am legit stunned.Rating and review later Right now I am speechless.

    11. Jamie says:
      Really fascinating novel that I wasn t expecting to like at first You re kind of swept up in the dialogue between unidentifiable characters in an unidentifiable setting and you re left in this limbo for a good 20 or so pages But Puig s undercutting of generic and authorial authority in the text, his wonderful use of oral storytelling in written form , and the politics implicit and explicit to the text make this both an enjoyable and provocative read By the end of the novel, I felt as though I tr [...]

    12. Andrés says:
      Una novela no convencional, distinta, elocuente y sencilla Un di logo entre dos presos uno pol tico y otro homosexual que lleva impl cito el conflicto emocional de cada uno tes y sue os que hilvanan sus conversaciones alternadas con historias cinematogr ficas contadas por uno de ellos para amortiguar el duro paso del tiempo Esa relaci n que se crea bajo las extremas condiciones va a construir un lazo emocional fort simo que llevar su esp ritu a extremos inveros miles pero necesarios para compens [...]

    13. Michael says:
      Most everything about this odd book is enjoyable the dialogue is crisp and never flat, the characters believably drawn, and the film plots that comprise much of the storytelling are told with startling freshness Valentin and Molina s cell could be anywhere where two people are discussing life Puig s themes are universal, the suffering is real There are a few unexpected twists that keep the heart of the rather dry story beating, and it is apparent that Puig feels deeply about both men and has exp [...]

    14. brian says:
      no comment.i have a few rules regarding bookface one of em being that you just don t write a book report within a month of DFJ reporting on the same book i mean, c mon it d be like singing a duet with morrissey or crossing swords with john holmes or moving into the kremlin directly after stalin or going scotch for scotch with christopher hitchens you re only gonna look like an asshole when compared to a master.

    15. Arwen56 says:
      Avevo visto il film, tanti anni fa La regia era di Hector Babenco e gli interpreti William Hurt, Raul Julia e Sonia Braga Ne ero rimasta affascinata, sia per la trama sia per l intensa recitazione.Solo oggi ho letto il libro E mi piaciuto quanto la pellicola, se non di pi Non mi facile parlarne, poich l emozione nasce esclusivamente dagli impercettibili cambiamenti nel rapporto tra due uomini che sono reclusi in una cella, da cui escono solo per brevi attimi, scanditi e separati da una serie di [...]

    16. Vit Babenco says:
      Kiss of the Spider Woman is a powerful psychological drama a dark chamber nocturne.Sometimes the entire state turns into a jail and then prisons become just a continuation of the state There are two men in a prison cell one is effete and the other is masculine, one is a seducer the other is a revolutionary, and each of them pursues his own benefit when they switch on a strong spotlight, the appearance of such a strange woman, with a long dress on, that s shining, Silver lam , that fits her like [...]


    17. Gabriel Unheimlich says:
      Una novela extraordinaria La hab a le do como hace diez a os, pero me gust mucho m s esta segunda Manuel Puig es un escritor espectacular.

    18. Nicola says:
      This might be the oddest 1001 list book that I ve read yet although I ve not yet read quite 400 so nearly 900 remain from the combined list The book opens with a description of a scene one person is describing a woman and how you notice something odd about hershe s not a woman like all the othersWhat about her eyes a second disembodiment voice asks And so the first voice describes them.Who is speaking What are they speaking about Is it a movie or a tv show I picture her dark looking, not too tal [...]

    19. Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly says:
      The book s blurb says this was made into a film where William Hurt, who played the role of Molina, was named best actor at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival I haven t seen the movie but I was not surprised by this Molina is a difficult role for any actor.Molina here is a gay guy who is in a Latin American prison for child molestation He becomes the cellmate of Valentin, a fanatical revolutionary No two persons could have been different Molina has no interest whatsoever in politics which, however, i [...]

    20. Pablo says:
      porque este sue o es corto, pero es feliz 3,5Es verdaderamente sorprendente la habilidad de Puig para definir a sus dos protagonistas exclusivamente a base de di logos, tratados adem s de forma totalmente natural, apenas afectada La relaci n entre ambos rezuma una ternura que contrasta perfectamente con lo s rdido del contexto, una celda durante la dictadura militar argentina Las pel culas que le cuenta Molina a Valent n para hacer m s llevaderas las interminables horas en prisi n serie B de los [...]

    21. João Roque says:
      J tinha visto h anos o excelente filme de H.Babenco e com uma extraordin ria interpreta o de William Hurt no papel de Molina.Agora foi a vez de ler o livro e claro que a narrativa muito mais completa que o livro, nomeadamente quando Molina vai contando a Aguirre os seus filmes preferidos, com muita vivacidade e um colorido muito latinos.Manuel Puig mostra ser um excelente autor e faz me ter vontade de ler outras obras suas.

    22. sologdin says:
      Prison literature, written and presumably set during the Argentine Dirty War, which was an unlawful counter insurgency operation carried out by neo fascists in Argentina, with the support of motherfuckers in the United States under cover of the kissingerian Operation Condor, which coordinated rightwing state violence all across the Monroe Doctrine zone US parrotriots should be advised that they are hated around the world precisely because of this sort of operation Much of the novel is dialogue b [...]

    23. Nathanial says:
      Puig s tale consists almost entirely of dialogue Written in the mid seventies, during the Argentinian junta of disappearances and mass incarceration, Kiss of the Spider Woman traces the evolving relationship of two convicts a youthful dissident and an older homosexual Later made into a successful movie, the plot itself mainly revolves around the movies that one character describes to the second As a book of ideas, Puig s short novel glosses over character history and contextual background His ma [...]

    24. Beatriz Chavarri says:
      Si ya con Boquitas pintadas sent a que Manuel Puig era un autor fenomenal, con la rara capacidad de desdoblarse y crear un discurso completamente femenino, sin que se sintiera el artificio literario no se siente como un escritor imitando la voz de una mujer, sino que parece que se lee el diario de una mujer, y no de paso una mujer de altos vuelos intelectuales sino criada entre radionovelas, tangos y boleros , con El beso de la mujer ara a descubr a un autor a quien bien puedo llamar genial, al [...]

    25. Elizabeth (Alaska) says:
      I m hard pressed to describe my reaction to this book I have difficulty, too, deciding on a final rating Four stars, I think, for an innovative way of presenting the story and characters This is told entirely in dialog At first, we don t even know the character names and learn them only because one addresses the other by name Characterization is revealed only by what we learn from them There are a couple of very brief government reports giving official background on the crimes that put them into [...]

    26. Stuart says:
      This book is a modern masterpiece, and something everyone should read once Puig s tale of sex and love, passion, betrayal, politics and oppression, is woven together from dialogue, dreams and footnotes, movie summaries and sharp, cutting images rendered in elegant prose that mimics the morphine hallucinations and fantasies that provide escape from the tortured lives led by the protagonists The main characters, Valentine and Molina, are slowly defined by their reactions to the world and each othe [...]

    27. Daniel Polansky says:
      A dialogue between two men in an Argentinian prison, one sent for leftist activities, the other for being a homosexual, whose growing love is sublimated through the elaborate description of fake movies which they collectively recollect I sort of thought the thing worked better during the first 2 3 s when the love affair is unrequited rather than during the last, tragic bit, but still it s a very odd, clever, vibrant little novel I ll keep an eye out for Puig going forward I borrowed it from some [...]

    28. Brenda says:
      Well, well, wellI didn t expected that view spoiler Es la primera m m que leo aunque no es un libro rom ntico definitivamente hay algunos elementos que si los son hide spoiler I had a perfect gif for this but that fucking image error Plus, the best footnotes ever br br br br br br br


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