Manuel Puig | Critical Essay by Michael Wood

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Manuel Puig.
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Critical Essay by Michael Wood

[Recent Latin American fiction is] constantly in search of new stances, angles, tones, twists, and modes of narrative, but it asks these discoveries to lead it back to a shared world, not off into a region of pure play or dream.

The work of Manuel Puig is a good example, since in his four novels he evokes or simulates, among other things, soap operas, school essays, sentimental letters, police reports, the novels of Robbe-Grillet, newspaper items, film scripts, tapes of telephone conversations, the later chapters of Ulysses, an application form for an art competition, a psychiatrist's notes, a report on an autopsy, and the testimony a certain character would have given if he were asked—to say nothing of the "principal imaginary actions" of another character. All this may sound like a set of gags, or even like naturalism...

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