Hatful of Tigers

Trade Cloth – $19.95

ISBN 978-0-915306-98-5
Publication Date
July 1995
Page Count
148 pages
Trim Size
5.2 x 7.5

Hatful of Tigers

Reflections on Art, Culture and Politics

Hatful of Tigers is a collection of poetic essays, reminiscences, and sketches exploring the reality of Central America by one of Latin America's most accomplished writers. This fascinating mosaic is also Ramirez's homage to the narrative's central figure, the world-renowned writer Julio Cortázar, whose commitment to the Nicaraguan revolution served as an inspiration for the Nicaraguan people.
About the Author

Author of six books fo fiction, Sergio Ramirez was born in Masatepe, Nicaragua in 1942. He was Vice President of Nicaragua during the Sandinista regime. During 2000, Mr. Ramirez was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Maryland. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Ordre du Chevalier des Artes et Lettres in France.


"For those of us who dream the synthesis, how art and reality hopscotch to make the revolution, Sergio Ramírez's literary classic is a dream come true. Brilliant, beautiful, haunting, exquisite, its Darían light. Julio Cortázar turns himself over in bravos!"

—Sharon Dubiago

"An inclusive collection of essays about art and culture that further demonstrates [Ramírez's] preeminence as a person of letters."

—Professor David Craven, The Oxford Art Journal

"This is an extraordinary memoir. By exploring the love affair between Julio Cortázar and Nicaragua, the great Central American author Sergio Ramírez brilliantly illuminates the times we live in and proves to us that wonderful writers can creatively engages the lives of the people of the world."

—Ariel Dorfman