Betrayed by Rita Hayworth by Manuel Puig

The novel explores the life of a young boy growing up in a small town in Argentina during the 1930s and 1940s. It is a coming-of-age story that uses a unique narrative structure, incorporating a mix of dialogues, inner thoughts, and film scripts to depict the protagonist's life. The boy's obsession with Hollywood films and glamorous actresses, particularly Rita Hayworth, serves as an escape from his oppressive environment and shapes his understanding of the world. The book also delves into themes of sexuality, identity, and the impact of popular culture.

The 2383rd greatest book of all time


Published
1968
Nationality
Argentinian
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Spanish

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