Betrayed by Rita Hayworth

ISBN-10: 1564785300

ISBN-13: 9781564785305

Edition: 2009

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A startling anatomy of a small, Latin American town in thrall to its own petty lusts, betrayals, scandals, thefts and gossip - but, mostly, to the movies. The protagonist is Toto, a boy privy to the town's secrets and always eager to fill in the ugly or upsetting moments of his childhood with Hollywood-inspired fantasy.
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 3/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550

Author Manuel Puig was born in General Villegas, Argentina on December 28, 1932. Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (1968) is an innovative novel narrating through a variety of techniques the story of a young Argentine boy who lives vicariously through the movies. Puig uses the phenomenon of compulsive movie-going as a symbol for alienation and escape from reality. Heartbreak Tango (1969) evokes the spiritual emptiness of the Argentine provincial life in the 1930s and the vulgarity of popular music and the soap opera. His best known work, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1979), was adapted as a film in 1985 and as a Broadway musical in 1993. He died of a heart attack on July 22, 1990.

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