Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel PuigSometimes they talk all night long. In the still darkness of their cell, Molina re-weaves the glittering and fragile stories of the film he loves, and the cynical Valentin listens. Valentin believes in the just cause which makes all suffering bearable; Molina believes in the magic of love which makes all else endurable. Each has always been alone, and always - especially now - in danger of betrayal. But in cell 7 each surrenders to the other something of himself that he has never surrendered before.
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It is generally considered Puig's most successful work. The novel's form is unusual in that there is no traditional narrative voice, one of the primary features of fiction. It is written in large part as dialogue, without any indication of who is speaking, except for a dash - to show a change of speaker. There are also significant portions of stream-of-consciousness writing. What is not written as dialogue or stream-of-consciousness is written as meta-fictional government documentation. The conversations between the characters, when not focused on the moment at hand, are recountings of films that Molina has seen, which act as a form of escape from their environment. Thus there are a main plot, several subplots, and five additional stories that comprise the novel.
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Novelist, screenwriter and playwright Manuel Puig wrote two plays while living in exile. The novel was also adapted by Leonard Schrader for a film version directed by Hector Babenco , and in as a Broadway stage musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Puig's second play was El misterio del ramo de rosas Mystery of the Rose Bouquet also translated by Baker and first produced in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Kiss of the Spider Woman disambiguation.
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Despite a decidedly mixed review by Frank Rich , the musical ran on Broadway for performances. Luis Alberto Molina, a gay window dresser, is in a prison in Argentina , serving his third year of an eight-year-sentence for corrupting a minor. He lives in a fantasy world to flee the prison life, the torture, fear and humiliation. His fantasies turn mostly around movies, particularly around a vampy diva, Aurora. He loves her in all roles, but one scares him: This role is the spider woman, who kills with her kiss. One day, a new man is brought into his cell: Valentin Arregui Paz, a Marxist revolutionary, already in a bad state of health after torture.