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Three Trapped Tigers

Cabrera Infante, G.

Published by Harper & Row, 1971
ISBN 10: 0060105941 / ISBN 13: 9780060105945
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Title: Three Trapped Tigers

Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition.


New York. 1971. Harper & Row. 1st American Edition. Upper Edge & Spinetail Sunned & Spine Is Very Slightly Cocked, Otherwise Very Good In Purple Boards & Slightly Worn Dustjacket With A Few Small Tears & Creases. Translated from the Cuban by Donald Gardner & Suzanne Jill Levine In Collaboration With The Author. 487 pages. September 1971. hardcover. Jacket design by Amy Isbey Duevell. 0060105941. keywords: Literature Translated Cuba Latin America. inventory # 19295. FROM THE PUBLISHER - This brilliantly inventive novel, which has been acclaimed in Europe and Latin America, is an extraordinary work of imagination and language. Set against the rhythmic, kaleidoscopic world of Havana night life in the 1950s, the characters are many and they appear and reappear in bars, night clubs, cars, bedrooms and the street. Writers, prostitutes, singers, homosexuals, photographers, tourists, lovers are all part of a world of fantasy and reality, imagery and truth-a world created, sustained, transported and connected by a dazzling collage of language which is alternately cerebral, exotic, humorous and sad. Meanings within meanings, puns, satire, jokes and rhythms are all part of the verbal pyrotechnics which create a mood that is exotic, suspenseful and always fascinating. THREE TRAPPED TIGERS won the Biblioteca Breve prize in Spain in 1964, was a finalist in the Formentor Prize in 1965, and in 1970 won the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in Paris. It is a remarkable and original work of fiction that propels the reader into a new dimension of experience and reality. Upper Edge & Spinetail Sunned & Spine Is Very Slightly Cocked, Otherwise Very Good In Purple Boards & Slightly Worn Dustjacket With A Few Small Tears & Creases. Bookseller Inventory # 19295

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Synopsis: Written by the author of "Infante's Infernao", "Holy Smoke" and "View of Dawn in the Tropics", this is a novel about Havana before Castro's revolution.

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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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