Manuel Puig Biography | Author of The Kiss of the Spider Woman

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Manuel Puig was born on December 28, 1932, in General Villegas, in the pampas of Argentina. His father, Baldomero, was a businessman, and his mother, Maria Elena, was a chemist. As a young boy in a provincial town, Puig was enchanted by the Hollywood movies which his mother regularly took him to see. In 1950, Puig entered the University of Buenos Aires. In 1953, he joined the Argentine Air Force, serving as a translator. Beginning in 1955, Puig studied cinema at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematogra.a. From 1955 to 1956, he worked as a translator and a language instructor in London, England, and Rome, Italy. From 1957 to 1958, he was an assistant .lm director in Rome and in Paris, France. From 1958 to 1959, he lived in London, and in Stockholm, Sweden, working as a dishwasher. In 1960, he returned to Argentina and worked as an assistant .lm director in Buenos Aires. From 1961 to 1962, Puig worked again in...

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