Bilingual Book Group
12 MAR 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
Cost: Free for WICE members and €5 for guests
Registrations Open February 13 2020
WM121 - Boquitas pintadas (Heartbreak Tango / Le plus beau tango du monde) by Manuel Puig
One of Manuel Puig’s most compelling novels, Boquitas Pintadas (Heartbreak Tango) plunges the reader into a world of intrigue, prejudice, betrayal and sexual jealousy. Puig sets the tale in a small town on the pampas, providing him with a wonderful backdrop to explore social codes and play on the tensions between reality and appearances.
Boquitas Pintadas has recently been reissued, giving a new generation the chance to enjoy the narrative skills and descriptive flair of this Argentine novelist and screenwriter.
‘Puig's early passion for the movies is evident both in his narrative style, which relies heavily on dialogue, and in the lives of his characters, where the glamorous and idealized world of films serves as a counterpoint to their own disappointments.’ Paris Review.
‘A brilliant, forceful, melancholic arabesque of a novel, the tone reminiscent of Bertolucci's freer moments.’ Kirkus Reviews
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