Translated into English by Suzanne Jill Levine, acclaimed writer Puig has written a story of a love affair between two social misfits. Gladys is unmarried, is mugged, loses an eye, and has a nervous breakdown before returning to Argentina from New York City. Leo's life has included violence also, in fact he murdered someone twenty years earlier, a crime that has gone undetected. The book is tight, appears unread, however, it has some dust and soiling around the edges. The predominantly white dust jacket also shows a big of age darkening and rubbing but very little wear and is not price-clipped. No marks, names, or other flaws. Now in mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory #
Hailed by The New York Times as â an Argentinian tour de force.âManuel Puigâ s masterful and ironic â detective novelâ concerns the abduction of a woman, an impending murder, and the dim memories of a thousand old glamour queensâ Garbo, Dietrich, Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworthâ all combining to make a powerful portrait of two decidedly unglamorous lives: Gladys Hebe Dâ Onofrio, a lonely 35-year-old sculptor, tormented by her fantasies and perpetually in search of the ideal lover; and Leo Druscovich, an outwardly confident and successful art critic, deeply troubled by a terrible guilt that surfaces in his repeated sexual failures. Taking on, exchanging, and growing into the roles of victim and criminal, their lives presented through a variety of different kinds of â evidenceâ â lists, scribbled notes, transcripts, one-sided interrogationsâ these two lost souls gradually find themselves entirely dependent on one another . . . and heading towards precisely the sort of violent ending a detective novel demands.
About the Author: Manuel Puig is the acclaimed author of many novels, including Betrayed by Rita Hayworth, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and The Buenos Aires Affair. He was born in Argentina in 1932 and died in Mexico in 1990.
Title: THE BUENOS AIRES AFFAIR
Publisher: E. P. Dutton, Inc.
Publication Date: 1976
Binding: Boards HB
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
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Book Description E P Dutton, New York, 1976. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st US Edition. Ex-library; binding is solid; spine tilt; pocket glued to front endpaper; stamps; jacket in protective wrapper has been taped to binding. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 034572
Book Description DUTTON. HARDCOVER W/JACKET. Condition: GOOD CONDITION. 1ST. Dj lighty worn in mylar jacket 219pp. Seller Inventory # IM177665
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Book Description Durand & Co, USA, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Good/V.Good. 1st.Edition. Seller Inventory # 050742
Book Description E. P. Dutton, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library: Will contain library markings. Possible defects such as light shelving wear may exist. May have minor creasing, writing, stickers and/or residue. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Ships Within 24 Hours - Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # mon0001155425
Book Description New York: E. P. Dutton, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Good+ HC in Good+ DJ. Blue paper over boards, silver stamped titles on spine. Clean, square covers and spine; considerably faded along cover edges and on spine - titles remain clear; tightly bound; light foxing on text block fore edge; bright, clean interior. DJ is clean and complete; generally age darkened; small marker numbers (printers proof marks) at spine head and rear cover top inner corner. 8vo, 219 pp. Seller Inventory # 16781
Book Description E.P. Dutton & Co Inc., New York, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. 1st U.S. edition. Hardcover, 8vo. 219 pp. Moderate fading to board edges and spine. Dustjacket is lightly toned, sticker residue at foot of spine, light toning and soiling with mild dampstain at top edge of rear panel, light wear at spine extremities with 3/4" tear at top edge of front panel. Very Good-. All domestic orders $100 and over will be upgraded to USPS Priority shipping at no additional cost. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 72443
Book Description E. P. Dutton, 1976. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0525072004-2-4
Book Description E. P. Dutton & Company, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Slight rubbing and browning to jacket (chiefly at edges); previous owner's ink signature and date on front free endpaper; slight internal browning to edges. , 219 pages. " . impressive novel, about two tormented and unforgettable people" (jacket front flyleaf); originally published in 1974. "First Edition" and number line from 10 to 1 on title page verso. Provenance: From the library of noted poet and critic John Thomas, with his bold holograph signature and date of 1989 on front free endpaper. Seller Inventory # L075755