“Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Three Trapped Tigers: Mirrors, Labyrinths and Linguistic Experiment”

Rodica Grigore 1
  • 1 Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu,


Among contemporary Latin American writers, the Cuban Guillermo Cabrera Infante occupies a special place. He represents the temptation of playing with words and with very complex narrative strategies, in order to make up a text, Three Trapped Tigers (1965), impossible to be analyzed with the traditional approaches frequently used by the literary critics. This magnificent text is not entirely a novel, nor a collection of short stories, the author himself defining it as a “free book”, representing his own deep nostalgia for his beloved city, Havana, which he lost forever after the complete success of the Cuban Revolution.

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