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Suzanne Jill Levine Translator. 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 recolle Cabrera Infante's masterpiece, Three Trapped Tigers is one of the most playful books to reach the U.
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. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
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Start your review of Three Trapped Tigers. Jun 13, Jonfaith rated it it was amazing. I was dizzy and short of breath when I finally saw this on the shelves at Twice-Told back in my Boom days. My vertigo may have been induced by the fact that I lived on espresso and spent all food money on books and cds. Those were strange times of death-trap automobiles and working two full-time jobs to remain poor but literate. The friendship displayed in the Three Trapped Tigers was beyond moving.
The erudition itself was arresting but the emotional bond within the text captured me. I have fel I was dizzy and short of breath when I finally saw this on the shelves at Twice-Told back in my Boom days.
I have felt those sinuous bonds throughout my life but this was a confirmation, especially at such a vulnerable juncture. One's youth is so vulnerable, later it becomes simply debatable. View all 4 comments. Oct 18, Vit Babenco rated it it was amazing. If Jorge Luis Borges were to write a novel and if he did belong to the beat generation he would create an opus like this.
It was a rock and roll that sounded in every corner of the house. Life is an insolvable riddle. May 05, Nathan "N. Perhaps you could corroborate this for me ; but it seems to me that when your books start to suck, a very reliable avenue to take is one headed south. Cuba is as far as you need go. Or, if not heading south, is it a matter of that Dalkey spine?
Two birds, one binding. First, What the hell is going on? Without those p Perhaps you could corroborate this for me ; but it seems to me that when your books start to suck, a very reliable avenue to take is one headed south. Drawing a map of their movements would entirely miss the point. This is Cuba, so there is plenty of movement.
The second kwetch is :: a general request which could be filed under the rubric, Ethics of Aesthetic Judgment. Play resurrects our memory of the deceased. This is the true meaning of writing after The Wake. View all 15 comments. A flawed and essential neutron bomb of delirious postmodern excess. May 14, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it liked it.
This starts strongly. Somewhere before its halfway mark I kept muttering brilliant brilliant brilliant, chuckling every now and then. But the author, with diverse characters in pre-Castro Havana, seemingly ran out of ideas.
This, I suppose, can happen when a one writes fiction not really to tell a story, but only to play. Play with words. And indeed G.
Cabrera Infante did a lot of things to words here. Almost every imaginable things one can possibly do to words. And names even: of authors Aldus This starts strongly. Hilarious and brilliant at the first half, but almost boring after that. Like an erection that wasn't sustained for a mutually satisfying finale, or a prolonged tickle that had become painful.
View all 3 comments. Sep 17, Megha rated it really liked it. Meaning the happy and the sad, geniuses and morons, the open and the inhibited and the cheerful and the gloomy and the ugly and the beautiful and damned and the bearded and the shaven and those with five o'clock shadows and the tall and the short and the vicious and the innocent and the "When I had finished listening to Silvestre, without saying anything, before hanging up, hanging up the suddenly black terrorphone, in morning that mourning, I said to myself, Fuck and shit, the whole world dies!
And nothing more - and right after that I said shit. View 1 comment. Lightning Review The literary equivalent of the first or-so releases on Impulse. Lightning review rating: an evening of fun in the metropolis of your dream thanks, Wire. Sep 19, Mala rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Strictly for lovers of experimental fiction.
Shelves: read-in , interesting-crazy-weird. The ultimate betrayal is in translation, of literature and of language, of life. There's a paragraph on dictionary here that would make A. Theroux happy! The standout chapter in this regard is 'Brainteaser' which will either wow or wither the readers.
Hell one could write an entire review using only the neologisms and puns here! Life is a disaster area. Farce becomes force here. And sometimes it's hard to know who is narrating a particular segment.
There is thematic unity and if you are able to join the dots, the textual madness makes sense. So if your name is not NR, you might feel trapped at times Something like this: We tried grinding them in our fun machine. For them, it was quite clear, the result was more pus than fun or more fuss than pun. But we went on with joking and choking, washing our dirty jokes in public.
What the hell for? Maybe because Arsenio and I were getting high on it. Highlights: Brainteaser: In a way the crux of the biscuit. Check out the relevant section on page
Three Trapped Tigers
Machover Jacobo. En numerosas ocasiones le he hecho esa? Al contrario. Y, sin embargo, su nombre es escritura.
Guillermo Cabrera Infante
A one-time supporter of the Castro regime, Cabrera Infante went into exile to London in He is best known for the novel Tres Tristes Tigres literally: "three sad tigers", published in English as Three Trapped Tigers , which has been compared favorably to James Joyce 's Ulysses. His parents were founding members of the Cuban Communist Party. Originally he intended to become a physician, but abandoned that in favor of writing and his passion for the cinema. Starting in , he studied journalism at the University of Havana.