Antonio Armonía El Manual de Manuela

ISBN 13: 9789709192308

El Manual de Manuela

 
9789709192308: El Manual de Manuela

It's a social satire through masturbation where the world and its intitutions are very well represented through this solitary search for pleasure. Even though the titles suggests a book of recipes for masturbating, its main purpose is the criticism of certain flaws of the mexican society with an extreme sense of humor as the one used by Jonathan Swift in his 'A Modest Proposal'. Every specific form of masturbation corresponds to a certain value or institution I critize. Most of the masturbations come along with a drawing made especifically for the book by thirty four well known painters, engravers and cartoonists as Jos Luis Cuevas, Francisco Toledo, Gilberto Aceves Navarro, Brian Nissen, Felipe Ehrenberg, Alberto Castro Leero, Francisco Castro Leero, Boris Viskin, El Fisgn, Trino, Jis, and many others.

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About the Author:

I was born in Mxico City in 1963. I studied biology and mathematics at the University though I never graduated because I felt a strong call on writing. I studied filmwriting at a school and I won a scholarship to continue my studies in Italy at Cinecitta, but the school closed when a big fire destroyed the film archives and part of the school in 1986. I went to live to Barcelona where I spent six years assisting regularly at the library and improving my catalonian, besides my italian. I worked as an assitant producer in a documentary for the BBC entitled 'Walking on Barcelona with Robert Hughes' the art critic. I came back to Mxico in 1993; since, I've dedicated manly to write for the theater and the film industry, including a script for Alfonso Cuarn, Dana Rothberg, Altavista Films and a script, unfinished yet, for Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu, in colaboration with Carlos Cuarn. My plays have been staged at the university forums and at some private theaters in Mxico and in Lima, Per. I've published some articles and shorts stories at different news papers and magazines. I'm projecting a book on feminine masturbation for the Publishing house which would be written and illustrated by distinguished mexican writers and painters, now in preparation. It would be entitled 'El Manual Digital'.

Review:

'...an approach to our sexuality in a very unique manner, not viciated by the attavics conventions under which sex falls.' -- El Economista, news paper

'The author defies mexican censorship with a historical essay on this solitary habit and the images of 34 distinguished artists'. -- Millenium, news paper

This humorist form of criticism is more efective and humilliating than insults and far more didactic...' -- La Jornada, news paper

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