Cause of death: Heart Attack
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Argentine author, best known for the novels La traición de Rita Hayworth / Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (1968), Boquitas pintadas / Heartbreak Tango (1969) and El beso de la mujer araña / Kiss of the Spider Woman (1976), which was made into a film by the Argentine-Brazilian director Héctor Babenco, and in 1993 into a Broadway musical.
Much of Puig's work can be seen as pop art, perhaps due to his work in film and television, Puig managed to create a writing style that incorporated elements of these mediums, such as montage and the use of multiple points of view. He also made much use of popular culture (for example, soap opera) in his works. In Latin American literary histories, he is presented as a writer who belongs to the Postboom and Post-modernist schools.