Three Trapped Tigers (Latin American Literature Series) (Paperback)

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

Dalkey Archive Press, 9781564783790, 487pp.

Publication Date: January 20, 2015

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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.

About the Author

Born in Cuba, Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929-2005) was a supporter of the revolution and a cultural attach? under Castro's regime until his journal was censored and shut down by the new government. In 1965 he went into exile and became one of the earliest and most outspoken of Castro's Cuban critics. He produced both fiction and nonfiction, including the novel Infante's Inferno and the "history" Holy Smoke. He was also the screenwriter of such acclaimed and notorious films as Vanishing Point and Wonderwall.