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Jaime Manrique weaves into his own memoir the lives of three important twentieth-century Hispanic writers: the Argentine Manuel Puig, author of Kiss of the Spider Woman; the Cuban Reinaldo Arenas, author of Before Night Falls; and Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca. Manrique celebrates the lives of these heroic writers who were made outcasts for both their hJaime Manrique weaves into his own memoir the lives of three important twentieth-century Hispanic writers: the Argentine Manuel Puig, author of Kiss of the Spider Woman; the Cuban Reinaldo Arenas, author of Before Night Falls; and Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca. Manrique celebrates the lives of these heroic writers who were made outcasts for both their homosexuality and their politics. "Manrique's double vision yields insights into Puig, Arenas, and Lorca unavailable to a writer less attuned to the complex interplay of culture and sexuality, as well as that of race and class in Latino and Anglo societies."—George DeStefano, The Nation "A splendid memoir of Manuel Puig. It evokes him—how he really was—better than anything I've read."—Susan Sontag "Where Manrique's tale differs from others is in its unabashed and sensitive treatment of sexuality. One reads his autobiographical account with pleasure and fascination."—Jose Quiroga, George Washington University "Manrique's voice is wise, brave, and wholly original. This chronicle of self-discovery and literary encounters is heartening and deep."—Kennedy Fraser "In this charmingly indiscreet memoir, Jaime Manrique writes with his customary humor and warm sympathy, engaging our delighted interest on every page. He has the rare gift of invoking and inviting intimacy, in this case a triangulated intimacy between himself, his readers, and his memories. These are rich double portraits."—Phillip Lopate...

Title : Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me
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ISBN : 9780299161804
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me Reviews

  • Paulina
    2019-02-05 04:08

    una autobiografia en la que el autor narra tambien un trozo de la vida de grandes autores homosexuales, tales como Manuel Puig, Reinaldo Arenas y Federico Garcia Lorca. una obra muy simpatica.

  • Sergio Camacho Iannini
    2019-02-12 23:07

    Maravilloso libro. Y lo es en parte por la -valga la redundancia- maravillosa forma de escribir de Manrique. Detalles hermosos, duros, geniales de su propia vida, nos develan a un escritor homosexual que, a la vez, narra la vida de otros tres escritores homosexuales grandes y talentosos: Manuel Puig, Reinaldo Arenas y Federico García Lorca.