Novel by Manuel Puig, written in English and then translated by the author as Maldicion eterna a quien lea estas paginas (1980). With the exception of the letters that form the epilogue, the novel consists entirely of dialogue between two men in New York City--an elderly Argentine invalid and the young American who cares for him. Their relationship is revealed through a dense, sometimes confusing narrative that blends reality and fantasy. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
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About the Author
Mauel Puig was born in 1932 in a small town in the Argentinian pampas. He studied philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires, and in 1956 won a scholarship from the Italian Institute in Buenos Aires and chose to pursue studies in film direction at the Cinecitta in Rome. There he worked in films until 1962, where he began to write his first novel. Exiled from Argentina, he settled in New York City in 1963. Puig's novels - Betrayed by Rita Hayworth, Heartbreak Tango, The Buenos Aires Affair, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages- have been translated into fourteen languages and secured his international reputation. He died in July 1990.
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