Saturday, September 28, 2013

A definitive masterpiece of the XX century, Tres Tristes Tigres (translated into English as Three Trapped Tigers ) was written by the Premio Cervantes winner Guillermo Cabrera Infante. It was censored in Spain under Franco’s regime and was read clandestinely in the author’s homeland, Cuba, for several years. Although first published in 1967, the book was only made available in its original entirety in Spanish in 1989 - in the Venezuelan Biblioteca Ayacucho edition. The photograph shows one of the original copies of the uncensored, 1989 edition. In the background is a view of South Kensington, where the author lived from 1967 until his death in 2005