Greta Garbo's eyes

Manuel Puig

NOVEL. SEIX BARRAL, 1993. 144 PAGES.

An old Italian emigrant in Argentina dreams of the masterpieces of neorealist cinema. The same character, after receiving a letter, seeks out his identity among the ruins of post-war Europe, thinking about Gina Lollobrigida and the incredible greatness of Pan, love and fantasy. A famous actress from the past recognizes, without concealing her professional jealousy, the extraordinary talent of the forgotten Isa Miranda. A businessman in marital crisis, re-evaluates his family on a rainy afternoon, watching, along with his wife and children, a video of “The Tree of Wooden Clogs”. A pair of former lovers discuss the pros and cons of Camerini’s comedies, filmed under fascism. Greta Garbo appears to the filmmaker Max Ophüls as he, like Manuel Puig, lies dying in hospital.

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish SEIX BARRAL / ALFABIA / BOOKET

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