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  • Title: Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages
  • Author: Manuel Puig
  • ISBN: 9780816635368
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his first novel in English, Manuel Puig strikes a balance between irony and sympathy as he tells of the dealings of two men whose deceptive reminiscences recall those of the characters in his better known Kiss of the Spider Woman Larry, a down and out writer, is paid to push a wheelchair bound Argentine political exile, Ramirez, around Greenwich Village Through theirIn his first novel in English, Manuel Puig strikes a balance between irony and sympathy as he tells of the dealings of two men whose deceptive reminiscences recall those of the characters in his better known Kiss of the Spider Woman Larry, a down and out writer, is paid to push a wheelchair bound Argentine political exile, Ramirez, around Greenwich Village Through their journeys and their conversations about sex and politics, we witness the collision of two solitary fantasy systems, revealing the men to be enmeshed in the lies that make up their bitter, shadowy symbiosis.
    Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages In his first novel in English Manuel Puig strikes a balance between irony and sympathy as he tells of the dealings of two men whose deceptive reminiscences recall those of the characters in his bette

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    1. This book reminded me of Beckett s Waiting For Godot but with much connection to the protagonists I have known several individuals who have fallen into what I will call an orbital relationship that seeks exercise gravitational balance to a somewhat random existence This book portrays this type of relationship two men try to chart the constellation of their existencebut many of the stars have long ago burned out.

    2. A cantankerous older man with Alzheimer s plays shaharazad in this novel in dialogue You won t likely read lengthy exposition or description here Two protagonists become foils of each other, in a very exciting experiment by the writer of Kiss of the Spider Woman When it starts leaning towards Beckett territory however, it becomes less special.

    3. A novel written almost entirely in dialogue, like A Closed Book or Deception, both written almost entirely in dialogue This removes any authorial presence from the book, and as Barthesian and savvy as this is, the technique falls flat when explanations are needed for what cannot be conveyed in dialogue This novel concerns an old man, who may or may not be an Argentinian gangster, and his hired companion, who may or may not be a failed academic, who tell stories to one another, which may or may n [...]

    4. Two pathological liars an amnesiac former Argentinian dissident and an under achieving academic spin tales as they probe each other s personalities The games they play with each other are not unlike those in Who s Afraid of Virginia Woolf , and there seems to be a similar undercurrent of misanthropy.The obvious conclusion that I was expecting a former Nazi being hounded by the Humans Rights commission never materialized In fact, the conclusion is rather unsatisfying Instead of a revelation as to [...]

    5. All dialog, no description Only two characters one a schizophrenic liar, the other an amnesiac liar with things to hide Begin.Hold on to someone.It is disorienting.

    6. If you re interested in the ethics of alterity, this book is a fascinating read One of the characters is far too infatuated with Freud, which can be a bit distracting, but the core story is one of two people doing their best to be completely ethical What makes the story fascinating is that Puig imagines a relationship where the boundary between self and other, past and present have to be ruptured In that sense, this book is better than Kiss of the Spider Woman, but it also lacks the intrigue of [...]

    7. Interesting The story is told almost entirely in dialogue form, except a handful of letters and a job application at the end The form works I never really had difficulty distinguishing between the two people talking, and I never had difficulty following what was going on.What was going on Manuel Puig doesn t just use the dialogue form as a neat way to tell a story The dialogue form is integral to the story Frequently, one of his two main characters finds himself in dreamlike and surreal bits of [...]

    8. From South America we here have another story of political upheaval, imprisonment, torture, and exile, the sad story told by Roberto Bola o in his work, and by many so many others Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages focuses less on the fact of exile than on the relationship of the elderly Mr Ramirez, late of Argentina, and the man Larry hired to push his wheelchair around the NYC neighborhood where they live not far from each other, one in a nursing home, the other in a low rent slummy ap [...]

    9. Manuel Puig has got to be one of the most under rated writer from Latin america Told almost entirely in dialogue, this book was wonderfully inventive Most of the contextualization comes from the interests, observations, and conversations of the two characters, Larry and Mr Rodriguez The relationship between the two characters compels me Mr Rodriguez is an old man in a wheelchair who no memory prior to arriving in the nursing home in America who wants so badly to understand American culture and a [...]

    10. Le varios del genial Puig, pero ste es uno de esos libros que requieren de un juicio mayor del que puedo hacer en estos momentos Adem s, me resulta anacr nico En su momento pudo haber sido revolucionario para la poca 1976 ,pero no queda para m entre los cl sicos que podamos dejar como para marcar un referente En este sentido, definitivamente, est a a os luz del BesoNo s , por favor, si alguien lo ley espero sus comentarios Yo salte las ltimas p ginas hasta llegar a las cartas como para darle un [...]

    11. Manuel Puig lleva de nuevo su pulida t ctica de escritura por medio de di logos y cartas para crear una historia entre dos personajes, a trav s de sus palabras logra una caracterizaci n profunda y una relaci n extra a e ir nica entre sus personajes A trav s de las p ginas y la construcci n de sus personajes, Puig trata diversos temas de la vida y genera las duras historias de amor de cada personaje Es un libro maravilloso

    12. A novel written almost entirely as a dialogue I was impressed with how evocative this technique can be A while back I decided to compile a list of my favorite books, with one title from each letter of the alphabet I had heard about Puig before and decided to give Kiss of the Spider Woman a shot at the K spot on my list, but then I read this title and couldn t resist.

    13. I thought it was confusing To me, some of the conversations do not make any sense in the terms of the overall narrative The curse here is now I am behind 1 book on my 2013 Reading Challenge because of this book.

    14. Couldn t finish it I liked the idea of a book consisting almost entirely of dialogue but I got bored and lost interest.

    15. Impressive that the story was driven by the conversation of just two characters More impressive that it succeeded.

    16. This book seems to be a sorry excuse of trying to create a new type of book It is written in the form of a script except you have to rely on the story to work out their names.

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