Manuel Puig | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Raymond L. Williams

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Manuel Puig.
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Critical Essay by Raymond L. Williams

Readers aware of La traición de Rita Hayworth and El beso de la mujer araña will find similar sexual and political considerations in [Pubis angelical]. Mexico City is the setting; the female Argentine protagonist Ana, who is in a hospital there, suffers the psychological and political repercussions of having experienced most of her life in contemporary Argentina. The substance of the novel consists of her discussions with two other characters concerning this past, her diary and her private fantasies.

Puig has employed his now standard formal construction: sixteen chapters divided into two equal parts. The development of Ana's series of conversations is chronological, providing a general structural unity. Most chapters, however, contain brief narratives seemingly unrelated to her immediate circumstance; they take place in a variety of times and places: elegant and nostalgic...

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