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Puig, Manuel (Translated by Elena Brunet). PUBIS ANGELICAL. New York City, NY: Aventura/Vintage Books, 1986. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 236 pages. Fine.

The author's seventh novel. One of Manuel Puig's finest creations. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Published as a softcover original only and precedes the British Hardcover Edition, which appeared in 1987. Presents Manuel Puig's follow-up to his masterpiece. Written right after "Kiss of the Spider Woman", his sensational breakthrough novel (in the English-speaking world), "Pubis Angelical" is proof, if it were needed, of a great author going from strength to strength. "With his characteristic panache and originality, Puig, writing at the height of his powers, gives us a tour-de-force of paranoia and sexual obsession" (Publisher's blurb). Apart from his innate theatricality, Manuel Puig was also a profoundly formalist writer. His novel seamlessly follows and weaves together the lives of two women from different periods in history. "Kiss of The Spider Woman" was the basis of the great film by Hector Babenco, with William Hurt in an Academy Award-winning performance. It was later adapted into a highly successful Broadway musical. "The Buenos Aires Affair" was the basis of the great film, "Happy Together", by Wong Kar-Wai. "Pubis Angelical" was adapted for the stage in London and New York to enormous critical acclaim. Manuel Puig died of AIDS in 1990, just a few years after he finally achieved the international acclaim he so richly deserved and craved. A "must-have" title for Manuel Puig collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the front free endpaper by Manuel Puig. It is signed directly on the page, not on a tipped-in page or a bookplate. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings and is now highly collectible. This is the only signed copy of the First American Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MANUEL PUIG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0394746643. $250.00

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