Title: Three Trapped Tigers
Publisher: Harper & Row
Publication Date: 1971
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. 54. 487 pages. September 1971. hardcover. Jacket design by Amy Isbey Duevell. 0060105941. keywords: April 22. 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
Synopsis: Written by the author of Infante's Inferno, Holy Smoke and View of Dawn in the Tropics, this is a novel about Havana before Castro's revolution.
About the Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante was born in Gibara, Cuba in 1929. He has written novels, stories, critical essays and screenplays, and has lectured at universities throughout the world. He grew up in Cuba under the dictator Batista, knew Guevara (whom he calls Chaos Guevara) and Fidel Castro personally, and lives now in England as an exile. Hailed by the Sunday Times as 'the most outstanding living Cuban novelist', he is the author of Three Trapped Tigers, Infante's Inferno, Holy Smoke, View of Dawn in the Tropics and Writes of Passage, and a collection of film criticism (written from 1954 to 1960, before his exile, under the pseudonym G. Cain), A Twentieth Century Job.
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