Three Trapped Tigers

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Three Trapped Tigers

By G. Cabrera Infante; Donald Gardner (Translator); Suzanne Jill Levine (Translator)

Dalkey Archive Press, Paperback, 9781564783790, 487pp.

Publication Date: January 20, 2015


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.

About 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.