Manuel Puig | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Marcella L. Paul

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Manuel Puig.
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Critical Essay by Marcella L. Paul

SOURCE: “Cancer as Metaphor: The Function of Illness in Manuel Puig's Pubis angelical,” in Chasqui, Vol. XVII, No. 1, May, 1988, pp. 31-41.

In the following essay, Paul analyzes the use of illness as a sign in Puig's Pubis angelical.

Among the recurring themes in the narrative of Manuel Puig is the problem of personal alienation and integration in contemporary society.1 His novels frequently explore this issue as it is affected by the relationship between the sexes, addressing power-possession, the repercussions of male dominance and the possibilities of positive change.2 A study of Puig's narrative reveals that his developing ideology of power and integration is expressed not only through the plot structure and characterization, but also through the interplay of signs in the discourse. One set of signs that is closely linked to this...

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