Three Trapped Tigers

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Dalkey Archive Press, 2004 - Fiction - 487 pages
21 Reviews

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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User Review  - Erez Levinberg - Goodreads

Couldn't finish it , bad translation Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Campanioni - Goodreads

One of my favorite novels of all time. Cabrera Infante is a wordsmith and a music-maker, and this story is sprawling with all kinds of meaning, laughter, anecdotes, and a portrait of Cuba on the eve of revolution. This is a generational text and I recommend it to all readers. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
16
Section 4
24
Section 5
27
Section 6
34
Section 7
40
Section 8
47
Section 18
132
Section 19
135
Section 20
158
Section 21
161
Section 22
209
Section 23
213
Section 24
237
Section 25
240

Section 9
55
Section 10
67
Section 11
71
Section 12
76
Section 13
85
Section 14
90
Section 15
118
Section 16
125
Section 17
126
Section 26
242
Section 27
291
Section 28
292
Section 29
300
Section 30
302
Section 31
311
Section 32
317
Section 33
482
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Born in Cuba, Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929-2005) was a supporter of the revolution and a cultural attaché 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.

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