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Three Trapped Tigers

Cabrera Infante, G.

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

Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Cabrera Infante's masterpiece, Three Trapped Tigers is one of the most playful books to reach the US from Cuba. Filled with puns, wordplay, lists upon lists, and Sternean typography - such as the section entitled "Some Revelations", which consists of several blank minutes - 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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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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