This duo from 1971 and 1984, respectively, are vastly different. Inferno is an autobiographical novel that serves up a protagonist who fancies himself a true Latin lover. TTT, on the other hand, takes a more serious look at life in the cabaret society of pre-Castro Havana. Both, however, feature the author's signature wordplay.
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"With Three Trapped Tigers Cabrera Infante enters the front rank of Latin American novelists. The book belongs with Cortazar's Hopscotch, Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Donoso's The Obscure Bird of Night." --New York Review of Books
[A] playful, witty, experimental, and thoroughly modern novel.(Bookmarks) See all Editorial Reviews
place a grenade, dictionary and list of creative people in a box. Pull the pin, (standing well back!). Read morePublished 23 months ago by M. Parker
Why is it that the title of this book in English is Three TRAPPED Tigers? It should be Three SAD Tigers! Please, there is a long distance in any language between trapped and sad. Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by nicanora
I am reading Tres Tristes Tigres and Three Trapped Tigers simultaneously. The Spanish version is a literary gem. Read morePublished on July 28, 2009 by Hola Susie
It reminded me of what Lord Tennyson said about Ben Jonson: "Reading him is like wading through glue. Read morePublished on July 6, 2008 by Kelster
I recently read this book again this time in English. I forgot how phenomenal Cabrera Infante writes and he is my all time favorite exile novelist. Read morePublished on May 23, 2005 by Xavier