El lugar sin límites
Hell Has No Limits is a 1966
1966 in literature
The year 1966 in literature involved some significant events and new books.-Events:*February 14 - Dissident writers Yuli Daniel and Andrei Sinyavsky are sentenced to hard labour for "anti-Soviet activity"....

A novel is a book of long narrative in literary prose. The genre has historical roots both in the fields of the medieval and early modern romance and in the tradition of the novella. The latter supplied the present generic term in the late 18th century....

 written by Chile
Chile ,officially the Republic of Chile , is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far...

an José Donoso
José Donoso
José Donoso Yáñez was a Chilean writer. He lived most of his life in Chile, although he spent many years in self-imposed exile in Mexico, the United States and mainly Spain. Although he had left his country in the sixties for personal reasons, after 1973 he claimed his exile was also a form of...

. The novel tells the story of a bordello, and details the prostitutes' way of life. The main character is Manuela, the transvestite who owns the bordello. A number of other memorable characters are introduced. The novel was well received, and is considered a piercing investigation of values and identity.

Film adaptation

In 1978 the book was made into a film of the same name
El lugar sin límites (film)
El lugar sin límites is a 1978 film directed by Arturo Ripstein, produced in Mexico and based on the 1966 novel of the same name written by Chilean José Donoso.-Cast:*Roberto Cobo ... La Manuela...

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