Manuel Puig | Literature Criticism Interview by Manuel Puig with Ronald Christ

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Manuel Puig.
This section contains 6,978 words
(approx. 24 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Interview by Manuel Puig with Ronald Christ

Interview by Manuel Puig with Ronald Christ

SOURCE: “A Last Interview with Manuel Puig,” in World Literature Today, Vol. 65, No. 4, Autumn, 1991, pp. 571-80.

In the following interview, Puig discusses questions of sexuality and repression raised by his novel Kiss of the Spider Woman.

The last time I talked to Manuel Puig, he was calling from the airport, as he usually did when just passing through New York; this time he especially wanted to know about our friend Gregory Kolovakos. That was April 1989, and Gregory was dying of AIDS, as we all knew. Already grieving the recent death of another friend, Enrique Pezzoni, the brilliant editor and publisher in Buenos Aires, we commiserated; and he came as close to raging as I ever heard: “Will this plague ever end?” In less than six months Manuel himself was dead, not an AIDS...

(read more)

This section contains 6,978 words
(approx. 24 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Interview by Manuel Puig with Ronald Christ
Follow Us on Facebook