Hidden behind a cloak of exotic mystery, Cuba is virtually unknown to American citizens. G. Cabrera Infante - in Infante's Inferno and several of his other novels - allows listeners to peek behind the curtain surrounding this island and see the vibrant life that existed there before Fidel Castro's regime. Detailing the sexual education and adventures of the author, Infante's Inferno is a lush, erotic, funny book that provides listeners with insight into what it was like to grow up in pre-revolutionary Havana. Viewing every girl as a potential lover, and the movies as a place both for entertainment and potential sexual escapades, Cabrera Infante captures the adolescent male mindset with a great deal of fun and self-consciousness. With his hallmark of puns and wordplay - excellently translated by Suzanne Jill Levine - Cabrera Infante has hilariously updated the Don Juan myth in a tropical setting.
©1979 Guillermo Cabrera Infante; 1984 Guillermo Cabrera Infante and Suzanne Jill Levine (English Translation) (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.