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Tres tristes tigres (Spanish Edition) (Spanish) Paperback – January 1, 2007

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ISBN-13: 978-8432217807 ISBN-10: 8432217808 Edition: 1st.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Booket; 1st. edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8432217808
  • ISBN-13: 978-8432217807
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.1 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 2, 1997
Format: Paperback
"Tres tristes tigres," a Spanish tongue-twister, is the title of Cabrera-Infante's anti-novel, and as this book's title suggests, what lies between the book's covers is nothing short of a never-ending mental-linguistic twister of epic proportions. The book grabs the reader on page one and takes him on a linguistic roller-coaster, a mental labyrinth, and a chaos of events at once discrete but united, as music might be both cacophonous and melodious. And all of this with Havana's nightlife as the backdrop. Don't look for a plot: there is none. But what there is is a rendering of words and language in a format never before seen, nor seen since. Cabrera-Infante's work will confuse; entertain; at times it may even bore you, but in its entirety you can see the man's genius. Once you put the book down you will realize that language--what distinguishes us from animals--is nothing more than ink on paper; sounds from mouths; misinterpretations, reinterpretations, random, chaotic inventions that we--just like he--can use for our own purposes. In the end, maybe we can't trust our ears. Or in this case, our eyes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cliente Kindle on January 10, 2007
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Uno de los mejores libros modernos de Cuba (sino el mejor) y de AL., un monumento al lenguaje, al humor y a la nostalgia. Cabrera Infante, uno de los beneficiados del boom, sigue su propio camino en esta novela que ya es un clásico cubano y L.A.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jazmin Lopez on April 25, 2013
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Love that this edition gives the historical background and the literary analysis. And for those of us who don't speak "cubano," all the footnotes are a huge help!
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