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Three Trapped Tigers
     

Three Trapped Tigers

by Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Suzanne Jill Levine (Translator), Donald Gardner (Translator)
 

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Cabrera Infante's masterpiece, Three Trapped Tigers is one of the most playful books to reach the U.S. from Cuba. Filled with puns, wordplay, lists upon lists, and Sternean typography--such as the section entitled "Some Revelations," which consists of several blank pages--this novel has been praised as a more modern, sexier, funnier, Cuban Ulysses. Centering on the

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Cabrera Infante's masterpiece, Three Trapped Tigers is one of the most playful books to reach the U.S. from Cuba. Filled with puns, wordplay, lists upon lists, and Sternean typography--such as the section entitled "Some Revelations," which consists of several blank pages--this novel has been praised as a more modern, sexier, funnier, Cuban Ulysses. Centering on the recollections of a man separated from both his country and his youth, Cabrera Infante creates an enchanting vision of life and the many colorful characters found in steamy Havana's pre-Castro cabaret society.

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"With Three Trapped Tigers Cabrera Infante enters the front rank of Latin American novelists. The book belongs with Cortazar's Hopscotch, Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Donoso's The Obscure Bird of Night." --New York Review of Books

Dalkey Archive Press

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[A] playful, witty, experimental, and thoroughly modern novel.

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This duo from 1971 and 1984, respectively, are vastly different. Inferno is an autobiographical novel that serves up a protagonist who fancies himself a true Latin lover. TTT, on the other hand, takes a more serious look at life in the cabaret society of pre-Castro Havana. Both, however, feature the author's signature wordplay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564783790
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Series:
Latin American Literature Series
Pages:
487
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.94(h) x 1.45(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Infante, born in Cuba, was a supporter of the revolution and a cultural attache to Brussels under Castro's regime until his journal was censored and shut down by the new government. In 1965 he went into exile and b ecme one of the earliest and most outspoken of Castro's Cuban critics.

Having translated Manuel Puig, Julio Cortazar, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and other notable authors, Suzanne Jill Levine is one of the most highly regarded translators of contemporary Latin American literature. She is a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the author of The Subversive Scribe: Translating Latin American Fiction.

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