Tres tristes tigres
Ciertas novelas de horror y de intriga llevan la indicación, muchas veces apócrifa, de que no deben leerse de noche. Tres tristes tigres tendría que cruzar una banda sobre la cubierta que diga Debe leerse de noche, porque el libro es una celebración de la noche. En una nota biográfica, Guillermo Cabrera Infante declaró que aunque podía reclamar legalmente la propiedad de s...more
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 ...more
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.
“I was going to reply when I heard that out of my mouth came a jet of music: violent, unstoppable, rhythmic. ...more
Two kwetch’s. First, What the hell is going on? is a feeling I rather depend upon for my proper enjoyment of a novel. Without those p ...more
"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! 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 ...more
he himself was the master/designer of literary obstacles and he proposed then a literature in which the words would mean exactly what the whim of the author decided. (276)
betrayal is the name of the game in TTT: betrayal of life through language and literature. The ultimate betrayal is in translation, of literature and of language, of life. So why not betray the reader’s expectations as well?
—The Paris Review Interview
Just so we are clear, this book is not about any circus/zoo/exotic animals. Th ...more
But what the hell. I did try with this one but I really couldn't get on board with the wr ...more
De esos libros que obligan revisar capítulos anterior ...more
When people say a book is laugh-out-loud funny, they generally don't mean it, but lovers of wordplay and who have even a vague understanding of mid-20th C ...more
This book is about Havana, 24/7 and 100 mph. Day-Glo drunken hyper-realism bleeds into a mutant hybrid of meda-absurdity and formal logic. This book is lik ...more
Of course, that's a little unfair of me, because I didn't read all of this book. ...more
The first line may give you a rough idea as to how much I enjoyed this book but let me tell you that I feel rather guilty about listing this book and review on this site because for me it was anything but a "goodread". In fact if I could have given it a minus score I probably would have, it gets 1 simply because it is finally over and done with.
The story such as ...more
Помете ме усещането, че че току виж съм познавала хора или съм бивала част от ситуации, вдъхновили Инфанте Кабрера.
Тъга, смях, абсурди, достойнство...улиците, по които отново преминах, уханието на Хавана, врявата и безумството:), и калейдоскопа от посети ...more
I read about the first 200 pages, then skimmed through the middle sections and ended with the final 100 pages (there are 487 pages in the 2004 Dalkey edition.)
This book is for people who love words and wordplay, and don't mind cliches (which ar ...more
i've loaned this book to a few friends & they've all been totally astonished that they'd never even heard of Guillermo Cabrera Infante before. for more information on him: . he has been compared to James Joyce as we ...more
Maar vooral is 'Drie trieste tijgers' een boek over taal. De schrijver geniet duidelijk van de mogelijkheden di ...more
Ma non è quello che B ...more
Approached in the right frame of mind - as in, prepared to go along for the ride rather than expecting such fripperies as..erm..a plot - this was ok for a while. Some of the wordplay was fun and some of the earlier scenes conveyed quite well the adult playground vibe that pre-revolutionary Havana is supposed to have had (albeit in a very male-centric way).
Having said that, the lack of any real direction meant that it all became increasingly dull. The wordplay, fun at f ...more
Bohužel ale kniha obsahuje i docela dost nonsensu, kterej se hrozně špatně čte - například eseje kubánských spisovatelů ke smrti Trockého nebo vyprávění manželů Cambellových, kdy je jeden příběh převyprávěn 5x asi na 60ti stranách. To nebylo vůbec zábavný a proto jen 7/10.
Filho de pais directamente ligados à política - fundadores, em Gibera, do Partido Comunista - desde cedo se viu confrontado com um forte ambiente de consciência política. Motivado pela profissão dos pais, Cabrera Infante viu-se forçado a mu ...more