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The Buenos Aires Affair

Puig, Manuel

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ISBN 10: 0525072004 / ISBN 13: 9780525072003
Published by E. P. Dutton, New York, 1976
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Buenos Aires Affair

Publisher: E. P. Dutton, New York

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First American Edition.

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Hailed by The New York Times as “an Argentinian tour de force.

Manuel Puig’s masterful and ironic “detective novel” concerns the abduction of a woman, an impending murder, and the dim memories of a thousand old glamour queens—Garbo, Dietrich, Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth—all combining to make a powerful portrait of two decidedly unglamorous lives: Gladys Hebe D’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 “evidence”—lists, scribbled notes, transcripts, one-sided interrogations—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.

Having translated Manuel Puig, Julio Cortázar, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and other notable authors, Suzanne Jill Levine is one of the most highly regarded translators of contemporary Latin American literature. She is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the author of The Subversive Scribe: Translating Latin American Fiction.

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