El beso de la mujer araña

El beso de la mujer araña➹ [Read] ➵ El beso de la mujer araña By Manuel Puig ➼ – Bluevapours.co.uk Sometimes they talk all night long In the still darkness of their cell, Molina re weaves the glittering and fragile stories of the film he loves, and the cynical Valentin listens Valentin believes in Sometimes they talk all night de la PDF/EPUB ¾ long In the still darkness of their cell, Molina re weaves the glittering and fragile stories of the film he loves, and the cynical Valentin listens Valentin believes in the just cause El beso Epub / which makes all suffering bearable Molina believes in the magic of love which makes all else endurable Each has always been alone, and always especially now in danger of betrayal But in celleach surrenders to the other something beso de la PDF/EPUB ê of himself that he has never surrendered before.

Manuel Puig born Juan Manuel de la PDF/EPUB ¾ Puig Delledonne was an Argentinian author Among his best known novels are La traici n de Rita Hayworth Betrayed by Rita Hayworth , Boquitas pintadas Heartbreak Tango , and El beso El beso Epub / de la mujer ara a Kiss of the Spider Woman , which was made into a film by the Argentine Brazilian Director, H ctor Babenco and in into a Broadway musical.

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • El beso de la mujer araña
  • Manuel Puig
  • Spanish
  • 15 March 2017
  • 0679755454

10 thoughts on “El beso de la mujer araña

  1. Fabian says:

    More than anything, this book gets me excited about the possibilities of writing Puig revolutionizes the way the novel is framed his awesome work is a play, a stream of consciousness, a historic document, a research paper, a review of films it s ALL these things in one poignant EXTREMELY hard to put down novel The two main characters Molina, the sad, deceitful complex Spider Woman, who lures tempts and tests the headstrong Valentin hold entire worlds inside of them They are both More than anything, this book gets me excited about the possibilities of writing Puig revolutionizes the way the novel is framed his awesome work is a play, a stream of consciousness, a historic document, a research paper, a review of films it s ALL these things in one poignant EXTREMELY hard to put down novel The two main characters Molina, the sad, deceitful complex Spider Woman, who lures tempts and tests the headstrong Valentin hold entire worlds inside of them They are both outcasts, tragic creatures, perhaps two of the most human characters ever devised in these terrains The story seems to go nowhere and then also everywhere Symbols abound, explanations like the Freud footnotes are sometimes completely irrelevant yet try to explain something we could have ourselves observed in less complicated terms I beg to compare this to Of Mice and Men , to that relationship between strong male But this one is better.This is one of my favorite novels ever.PS The Broadway production of Spiderwoman is one of the most underrated plays in ALL of human history

  2. MkB says:

    What are you reading Kiss of the Spider Woman Hey, I ve heard of that Likely because of the movie that was made of it How is the book Fantastic Essentially all dialogue, but somehow all thedescriptive for it Huh You gonna finish those fries

  3. Jessica says:

    So funny thing, I actually started this book once when I was a kid, maybe about nine years old Strangely, I thought I remembered what I d read really clearly, but then on this rereading realized I d readof it before than I d previously realized Also funny, my passion for this book waned around the same place this time as when I was nine, though this time I stuck with it and followed through to the end.So this book takes place in a Latin American prison cell occupied by a political prison So funny thing, I actually started this book once when I was a kid, maybe about nine years old Strangely, I thought I remembered what I d read really clearly, but then on this rereading realized I d readof it before than I d previously realized Also funny, my passion for this book waned around the same place this time as when I was nine, though this time I stuck with it and followed through to the end.So this book takes place in a Latin American prison cell occupied by a political prisoner and a window dressing, mama adoring homosexual The beginning, and much of the novel throughout, is the gay guy recounting old films he s seen, in incredible detail.Okay So All you English majors out there probably know what these are called, the fantastical, shimmering stories within stories that are so muchpurely imaginative and sensual and far out than the main story itself ever could be you know what I mean, like the interludes in Don Quixote and Judy Blume s Starring Sally J Freeman as Herself and Margaret Atwood s Lady Oracle and a thousand other books I can t think of right now There s something about those kinds of stories that I really wish I could get at here, but I probably can t What are they like They re like the icing, but you can t just eat the can of icing not that I haven t, but it isn t good, or it is, but it makes you nauseous The stories are like the silk rose on your underpants, but you can t just have underpants made up of silk roses They re the non porn sex scene, the roller coaster drop, the hook of the song, the cherry on the sundae, the beauty mark, the car detailing, the best part of the show I know these are super lame, useless, pedestrian analogies, but I ve been wanting to write this review for days and the right words just haven t come, so in the end I thought I d just say what I could and appeal to you all for help Do you guys know what I mean I mean the thing that is the best thing, but you can t have it just alone, because it isn t good by itself You can t have just holidays all the time every day, they don t mean anything without the mundane regular days in between. These stories within stories are like that I know writers have tried to do away with the dull base as much as possible Chaucer springs to mind and just have the stories, but it isn t the same rush and delight Why is that Well, I guess some of that s extremely obvious The films in this book are so beautifully told that it s a just a pure pleasure to read them, but what makes them so compelling is knowing these characters and experiencing what it is to consume these narratives both directly yourself, but also through them The first film in here, an erotic horror movie about a panther woman, I remembered clearly from my childhood reading of this book, and this time I realized that back then I got partway through the second film, which is a completely over the top Third Reich propaganda romance, before the nine year old me got freaked out and confused by the Nazi element, and bored with the two grown man prisoners, so then bailed for a Sweet Valley High or something.Anyway, I just loved the first half of this book In my scoring system, a four star book is one I think about when I m not reading it and am always excited to pick up, while a three star is one I have to push myself a little to return to sometimes, out of a sense of obligation and desire to get through Kiss of the Spider Woman shifted from a four to a three about midway through, which had not a little to do with the footnotes.Footnotes in fiction well, we should not speak ill of the dead, and sometimes they re good, but in general they are not always my favorite thing Especially here The footnotes here felt like the total opposite of those sugary, thrilling stories in story they were the sand in the spinach, the fly in my soup Who was supposed to be writing these footnotes At first I thought it was like an annotated transcript compiled by the jailers, but that wasn t it Will someone who s read this please explain what the hell these Freud and Marcuse footnotes about the etiology of homosexuality were about Because I just really didn t get it at all Was he trying to make an analogy between homosexuality and Marxism For awhile it seemed like that was where he was going Was Puig trying to say that commies are fags Because I ve heard that before, and I m not sure he needed all the psychoanalytic footnotes to say it, he could ve just had a mean fratboy pop his head in the cell and make that point I mean, I don t know, maybe I m just cranky, because I don t think that s necessarily a bad point if that was where he was going with it, but I can t help it, the footnotes just really screwed things up for me Maybe I m too dumb and impatient, I don t know, but I just found them distracting and incomprehensible And it sucks when you re reading something and you just don t get it So yeah, maybe it s my own fault, but the footnotes were a huge problem for me, and really yanked me out of the narrative, which was sad because for the most part I really did love this book.Oh yeah, so far this isn t much of a review I did really like this book, which is beautifully written, and I d love to see the movie, which I bet is good, especially since this reads like a script or actually scripts It was a lovely thing to read right after Darkness at Noon, and I feel it d be a nice segue to Our Lady of the Flowers, but I m not sure I m up for that right now Kiss of the Spider Woman is one of the most romantic books I ve read, and it made me realize yet again what a sucker I am for romance novels If you, too, are secretly enad of love, movies, and or storytelling, you should probably read this I liked what I personally took Puig to be saying about love, which might be that love is a childish fallacy, a campy pasteboard concoction, a screen for vile propaganda, an escape, a distraction, a desperation, a helpless Freudian outgrowth from early childhood but also it s everything In the end, it s all there is And maybe that s corny and not what he meant, but that s what I got, and I ll buy it.I m really sad because I read Rachel s gorgeous edition with the spectacular movie cover of the lovely blue Spider Woman with her ferns and her web, and it s not an option on here, and it s so beautiful I can t even stand it Can anyone fix that

  4. Leni Iversen says:

    I think I must have been in my mid or late teens when I came across the movie adaptation of this novel on TV I don t remember much about it, only that the movie must have just started and that I recognised William Hurt and Raul Julia, and that I was immediately drawn in by the chemistry between the two I looked the movie up just now and was surprised to find that they actually filmed the movie scenes that Molina Hurt relate from memory to Valentin Julia All I recall from the movie is the I think I must have been in my mid or late teens when I came across the movie adaptation of this novel on TV I don t remember much about it, only that the movie must have just started and that I recognised William Hurt and Raul Julia, and that I was immediately drawn in by the chemistry between the two I looked the movie up just now and was surprised to find that they actually filmed the movie scenes that Molina Hurt relate from memory to Valentin Julia All I recall from the movie is the two of them talking.In the novel, that s basically what takes place Two people are stuck in a prison cell together, and they talk Molina is serving eight years for the corruption of a minor He is what I now recognise as a trans woman, but to the Argentinian authorities he is simply a sexual deviant I use the pronoun he because that s how Molina is seen by most characters in the book, and consequently the pronoun the author uses Valentin is imprisoned for being a political deviant, a left wing extremist Personally he sees himself as fighting for a just cause.Molina wants only to live as a woman, and to love and be loved, but also believes that to be a woman is to submit to a man and to center your life around him Valentin believes that having strong attachments is a liability that will make it harder to do what needs doing and make the necessary sacrifices But he also believes that relations between a man and a woman need to be on equal terms.To pass the time in their cell, Molina narrates from memory his favourite movies while these two disparate prisoners slowly get to know each other Movie scenes, cell life, and past life weave in and out of each other, and it is sometimes difficult to distinguish which of the two characters is responsible for a stray thought Somewhat oddly the book also contains footnotes detailing the various theories around the cause of homosexuality and how it relates to sexual repression and control The Freudian parts were bonkers, but I found the later discussions of bourgeois homosexuality and the subjugation of women rather fascinating and very much in thread with my own personal rejection of formal marriage, but that s another story I m still not entirely sure the footnotes fit in with the book, or what exactly Puig was going for with their inclusion except that at the time of writing homosexuality was widely viewed as mental illness and illegal in most of the world And Puig seems very much ahead of his time I spent most of the book wondering how it would all play out in the end and what the title had to do with anything And I could probably spend a long paragraph just discussing the ambiguous nature and imagery of the title, but that would be a spoiler.In short recommended, and I would like to readby Manuel Puig

  5. Vit Babenco says:

    Kiss of the Spider Woman is a powerful psychological drama a dark chamber nocturne.Sometimes the entire state turns into a jail and then prisons become just a continuation of the state There are two men in a prison cell one is effete and the other is masculine, one is a seducer the other is a revolutionary, and each of them pursues his own benefit when they switch on a strong spotlight, the appearance of such a strange woman, with a long dress on, that s shining, Silver lam , that fits he Kiss of the Spider Woman is a powerful psychological drama a dark chamber nocturne.Sometimes the entire state turns into a jail and then prisons become just a continuation of the state There are two men in a prison cell one is effete and the other is masculine, one is a seducer the other is a revolutionary, and each of them pursues his own benefit when they switch on a strong spotlight, the appearance of such a strange woman, with a long dress on, that s shining, Silver lam , that fits her like a glove yes, And her face she s wearing a mask, it s also silver, but poor creature she can t move, there in the deepest part of the jungle she s trapped in a spider s web, or no, the spiderweb is growing out of her own body, the threads are coming out of her waist and her hips, they re part of her body, so many threads that look hairy like ropes and disgust me, even though if I were to touch them they might feel as smooth as who knows what, but it makes me queasy to touch them, Doesn t she speak no, she s crying, or no, she isn t, she s smiling but a tear rolls out from beneath the mask Who is a spider and who is a fly Who is using whom And what is a price of a kiss

  6. Jenny says:

    I have read this bookthan 10 times Only one word can describe it Brilliant Forever one of my favorite books EVER A true masterpiece.

  7. Nancy Oakes says:

    In my opinion, Kiss of the Spider Woman is an exquisite novel, one I could not put down until the very last word To give away too much about this book is to spoil, so it will be just barebones here Set in Argentina in the mid 1970s, Luis Molina and Valent n Arregui are cellmates in a prison Molina, a gay window dresser, for corruption of a minor, and Valent n for being a Marxist guerilla who will not give over any information to the authorities Molina spends much of their time together rec In my opinion, Kiss of the Spider Woman is an exquisite novel, one I could not put down until the very last word To give away too much about this book is to spoil, so it will be just barebones here Set in Argentina in the mid 1970s, Luis Molina and Valent n Arregui are cellmates in a prison Molina, a gay window dresser, for corruption of a minor, and Valent n for being a Marxist guerilla who will not give over any information to the authorities Molina spends much of their time together recounting films he s seen, which at first seems like an escape mechanism, but as the novel progresses, it becomes very clear that there s muchthan passing time going on As Molina works his way through several movies, the reader begins to notice that they cover a wide range of themes, including political awareness, power, questions of identity and the true nature of the characters, sacrifice, betrayal, and the nature of relationships, but evenimportantly, they are all about different forms of repression and imprisonment The movies offer both prisoners a chance to begin serious and meaningful dialogue about their own inner anxieties, and their relationship becomes closer as they begin to open up to each other But of course there sthan meets the eye here, leading to terrible, tragic consequences The films recounted by Molina in this novel provide great insight into various means of repression forced on others by outside forces it is also, in part, a story which examines the ways in which different people seek to transcend their own forms of imprisonment Obviously, there s much, muchbut this post just has to do for the time being While several readers have expressed misgivings about this book, in my opinion, it s one that should not be missed After reading the book, see the film absolutely amazing I can t begin to say just how much I loved this novel

  8. Rebecca McNutt says:

    Better than I thought it d be, very creepy and original It wasn t the most memorable book in the world, though.

  9. Francesca says:

    I am legit stunned.Rating and review later Right now I am speechless.

  10. Steven Godin says:

    Manuel Puig had an unusual structure and premise for his book, which at first was highly intriguing, but soon became ponderous and lost it s way His style has been described as experimental and creative, and maybe that s the case, but it feltlike a watered down script, consisting only of lines of dialogue to tell the story, but with the disadvantage of no sense of place or mood The premise of having the whole novel set in a prison cell seemed to have potential and indeed early on I felt Manuel Puig had an unusual structure and premise for his book, which at first was highly intriguing, but soon became ponderous and lost it s way His style has been described as experimental and creative, and maybe that s the case, but it feltlike a watered down script, consisting only of lines of dialogue to tell the story, but with the disadvantage of no sense of place or mood The premise of having the whole novel set in a prison cell seemed to have potential and indeed early on I felt a great novel was on the cards and to be fair the relationship development between the two cell mates was handled well Yet the whole scenario came across as fairly predictable, I did suspect some duplicity, added to that I never really got to liking either character, so I wasn t engaged emotionally in their plight It seems like a book that will end up dividing opinion I stand in the middle ground It was a decent read on a psychological level, but I will say that the novel was also weakened by the author s insertion of lots of footnotes about homosexuality, which may have beennecessary when the book was first published 3 5

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