Puig, Heartbreak Tango.

Puig, Heartbreak Tango.

Puig, Manuel. Heartbreak Tango. A serial. Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine. First American edition. New York, Dutton, 1973. 22 cm. 224 pages. Original hardcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Private giftinscription on endpaper.

“Puig’s work is among the most original of the final years of the 20th century. (Mario Vargas Llosa)

A brilliant, forceful, melancholic arabesque of a novel, the tone reminiscent of Bertolucci’s freer moments. This is surely the most detailed and least sentimental elegy ever written. (Kirkus Reviews)

A brilliant Argentine novelist, indebted to Joyce and Faulkner, but endowed with formidably original comic talents. (Library Journal)” (Amazon)

Juan Carlos, a self-styled ladies’ man, is dying of tuberculosis. The four women in his life keep watch over him: his doting mother, his vigilant, protective sister, and the two current loves of his life—one a portrait of purity, the other as wicked as she is seductive.They all bemoan Juan’s cruel destiny, and their devotion to him is so encompassing that their own lives are forgotten in the shadow of his decline.
(from the back cover)

  • Category: Varia
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 052512263X
  • Inventory Number: 44388AB

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Puig, Heartbreak Tango.
Puig, Heartbreak Tango.