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Kiss of the Spider Woman : 

Kiss of the Spider Woman Interpretations and Conclusions An interview with Manuel Puig

Manuel Puig : 

Manuel Puig Born on 28 December, 1932, in General Villegas, Argentina, to Baldomero and María Elena Puig. Schooled at University of Buenos Aires and travels between Argentina and Rome 1976: Kiss of the Spider Woman published

Argentina : 

Argentina “…in my country there's active persecution now. There can be no homosexuals, for instance, on TV; they can't be interviewed, they can't act. I don't mean open homosexuals only; I mean the closet cases as well. Censorship knows about them. It's official? No, no. Nothing's official. And your books are banned there. Yes”

Cinema : 

Cinema A medium for the two men to communicate Film as an escape Hated the Babenco film based on his book Embracing “sameness” not a good approach

Homosexuality : 

Homosexuality The Spider Woman In the Films, Zombie Woman, Panther Woman Machismo & Marianismo Valentin & Molina, then vice versa “I realized the reader wouldn't be able to judge the action without the appropriate information on the origins or causes of homosexuality.” “…the information's been violently denied, so I'll violently incorporate it into the narration; it will be there as an explanation, a footnote, having nothing to do with the text”

Psychological : 

Psychological “I agree with Theodore Roszack when he says that the woman most desperately in need of liberation is the woman every man has locked up in the dungeons of his own psyche.” “For me, the only natural sexuality is bisexuality; that is, total sexuality.”

Love : 

Love “The revolutionary learns a lot from the homosexual. What about the homosexual from the revolutionary? That I leave up to the reader. But personally, I think that Molina just uses the melodramatic possibilities offered to him by the revolutionary, the possibilities of becoming an underground heroine. But the homosexual comes to be protective of the revolutionary. For example, he doesn't give the authorities all the information he could. Yes, but not for ideological reasons, for sentimental ones. And in a way that prepares for his death, which is melodramatic, staged. Yes, a movie death. And the character chose, I didn't.”

Socio-Political : 

Socio-Political “I wanted to reproduce in the cell what the situation is outside: that we're restricted by cultural conditioning, restricted to a very limited choice.” The blending of 2 men into one? Role reversal?

Bibliography : 

Bibliography Brent, Liz. "Overview of "Kiss of the Spider Woman"" Literature of Developing Nations for Students 1 (2000). Literature Research Center. Watzek Library, Portland. 20 Apr. 2007. Christ, Ronald. "A Last Interview with Manuel Puig." World Literature Today 65 (1991): 571-580. Contemporary Literary Criticism. Watzek Library, Portland. 20 Apr. 2007. Keyword: Kiss of the Spider Woman. Fulks, Barbara P. "Kiss of the Spider Woman: Overview." Ed. Lesley Henderson. Reference Guide to World Literature 2nd (1995). Literature Research Center. Watzek Library, Portland. 20 Apr. 2007. Keyword: Kiss of the Spider Woman. Shively, Charles. "Manuel Puig: Overview." Ed. Michael J. Tyrkus. Gay & Lesbian Biography (1997). Literature Research Center. Watzek Library, Portland. 20 Apr. 2007. Keyword: Manuel Puig. Tittler, Jonathan. "Odd Coupling Kiss of the Spider Woman." Twayne\'s World Authors Series Online 4 (1999). Literature Research Center. Watzek Library, Portland. 20 Apr. 2007. Keyword: Kiss of the Spider Woman.