Eduardo Galeano - Author

About the Author

Eduardo Galeano is one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers. He is the author of the three volume Memory of Fire; Open Veins of Latin America; Soccer in Sun and Shadow; Days and Nights of Love and War; The Book of Embraces; Walking Words, We Say No, and Voices of Time. Born in Montevideo, in 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He is the recipient of many international prizes, including the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the American Book Award, the Casa de las Américas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur.

Featured books by Eduardo Galeano

Children of the Days A Calendar of Human History

Children of the Days A Calendar of Human History

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

From Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's greatest living writers, author of the Memory of Fire trilogy, comes Children of the Days, a new kind of history that shows us how to remember and how to live. This book is shaped like a calendar. Each day brings with it a story: a journey, feast or tragedy that really happened on that date, from all possible years and all corners of the world. From Abdul Kassem Ismail, the tenth-century Persian who never went anywhere without his library - all seventeen thousand books of it, on four hundred camels; to the Brazilian city of Sorocaba, which on February 8 1980 responded to the outlawing of public kissing by becoming one huge kissodrome; to July 1 2008, the day the US government decided to remove Nelson Mandela's name from its list of dangerous terrorists, Children of the Days takes aim at the pretensions of official history and illuminates moments and heroes that we have all but forgotten. Through this shimmering historical mosaic runs a common thread, one that joins humanity's darkest hours to its sweetest victories.

Other books by Eduardo Galeano

Football in Sun and Shadow

Football in Sun and Shadow

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

'Football is a pleasure that hurts' This unashamedly emotional history of football is a homage to the romance and drama, spectacle and passion of a 'great pagan mass'. Through stories of superstition, heartbreak, tragedy, luck, heroes and villains, those who lived for football and those who died for it, Eduardo Galeano celebrates the glory of a game that - however much the rich and powerful try to control it - still retains its magic. 'The Uruguayan whose writing got right to the heart of football ... readers were never in doubt of the warmth of the blood running through his veins' Guardian 'Galeano can run rings round our glamorous football intelligentsia' When Saturday Comes 'Stands out like Pele on a field of second-stringers' New Yorker

Hunter of Stories

Hunter of Stories

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

'Not since Guy de Maupasant has the short literary form been imbued with such grace, elegance and poignancy . . . these quintessential and often poetic pearls astonish, inspire reflection and entertain' Morning Star The internationally acclaimed last work by the bestselling Latin American writer Master storyteller Eduardo Galeano was unique among his contemporaries (Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa among them) for his commitment to retelling our many histories, including the stories of those who were disenfranchised. A philosopher poet, his nonfiction is infused with such passion and imagination that it matches the intensity and the appeal of Latin America's very best fiction. Published here for the first time in an elegant English translation by long-time collaborator Mark Fried, Hunter of Stories is a deeply considered collection of Galeano's final musings on history, memory, humour, tragedy and loss. Written in his signature style - vignettes that fluidly combine dialogue, fables, and anecdotes - every page displays the original thinking and compassion that made Galeano one of the most original and beloved voices in world literature.

Hunter of Stories

Hunter of Stories

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2017

The internationally acclaimed last work by the legendary Latin American writerMaster storyteller Eduardo Galeano was unique among his contemporaries (Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa among them) for his commitment to retelling our many histories, including the stories of those who were disenfranchised. A philosopher poet, his nonfiction is infused with such passion and imagination that it matches the intensity and the appeal of Latin America's very best fiction.Comprised of all new material, published here for the first time in a wonderful English translation by longtime collaborator Mark Fried, Hunter of Stories is a deeply considered collection of Galeano's final musings and stories on history, memory, humor, and tragedy. Written in his signature style--vignettes that fluidly combine dialogue, fables, and anecdotes--every page displays the original thinking and compassion that has earned Galeano decades and continents of renown.

Children of the Days A Calendar of Human History

Children of the Days A Calendar of Human History

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

From Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's greatest living writers, author of the Memory of Fire trilogy, comes Children of the Days, a new kind of history that shows us how to remember and how to live. This book is shaped like a calendar. Each day brings with it a story: a journey, feast or tragedy that really happened on that date, from all possible years and all corners of the world. From Abdul Kassem Ismail, the tenth-century Persian who never went anywhere without his library - all seventeen thousand books of it, on four hundred camels; to the Brazilian city of Sorocaba, which on February 8 1980 responded to the outlawing of public kissing by becoming one huge kissodrome; to July 1 2008, the day the US government decided to remove Nelson Mandela's name from its list of dangerous terrorists, Children of the Days takes aim at the pretensions of official history and illuminates moments and heroes that we have all but forgotten. Through this shimmering historical mosaic runs a common thread, one that joins humanity's darkest hours to its sweetest victories.

Soccer in Sun and Shadow

Soccer in Sun and Shadow

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2013

In this witty and rebellious history of world soccer, award-winning writer Eduardo Galeano searches for the styles of play, players, and goals that express the unique personality of certain times and places. In Soccer in Sun and Shadow , Galeano takes us to ancient China, where engravings from the Ming period show a ball that could have been designed by Adidas to Victorian England, where gentlemen codified the rules that we still play by today and to Latin America, where the crazy English spread the game only to find it creolized by the locals.All the greats,Pele, Di Stefano, Cruyff, Eusebio, Puskas, Gullit, Baggio, Beckenbauer, have joyous cameos in this book. yet soccer, Galeano cautions, is a pleasure that hurts. Thus there is also heartbreak and madness. Galeano tells of the suicide of Uruguayan player Abdon Porte, who shot himself in the centre circle of the Nacional's stadium of the Argentine manager who wouldn't let his team eat chicken because it would bring bad luck and of scandal-riven Diego Maradona whose real crime, Galeano suggests, was always the sin of being the best. Soccer is a game that bureaucrats try to dull and the powerful try to manipulate, but it retains its magic because it remains a bewitching game, a feast for the eyes ... and a joy for the body that plays it ,exquisitely rendered in the magical stories of Soccer in Sun and Shadow .

Children of the Days

Children of the Days

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2013

Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Eduardo Galeano's Children of the Days has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that date of the calendar year, resurrecting the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories.Challenging readers to consider the human condition and our own choices, Galeano elevates the little-known heroes of our world and decries the destruction of the intellectual, linguistic, and emotional treasures that we have all but forgotten.Readers will discover many inspiring narratives in this collection of vignettes: the Brazilians who held a "e;smooch-in"e; to protest against a dictatorship for banning kisses that "e;undermined public morals;"e; the astonishing day Mexico invaded the United States; and the "e;sacrilegious"e; women who had the effrontery to marry each other in a church in the Galician city of A Coruna in 1901. Galeano also highlights individuals such as Pedro Fernandes Sardinha, the first bishop of Brazil, who was eaten by Caete Indians off the coast of Alagoas, as well as Abdul Kassem Ismael, the grand vizier of Persia, who kept books safe from war by creating a walking library of 117,000 tomes aboard four hundred camels, forming a mile-long caravan.Beautifully translated by Galeano's longtime collaborator, Mark Fried, Children of the Days is a majestic humanist treasure that shows us how to live and how to remember. It awakens the best in us.

Patas Arriba La Escuela del Mundo Al Reves

Patas Arriba La Escuela del Mundo Al Reves

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2012

Palabras Andantes, Las

Palabras Andantes, Las

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2012

Futbol a Sol y Sombra

Futbol a Sol y Sombra

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2012

Mirrors Stories of Almost Everyone

Mirrors Stories of Almost Everyone

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Eduardo Galeano is determined to forget that history is usually written by the victors. He favours the voiceless and the vulnerable. Mirrors is a narrative history of the world that condenses into its fragments radically altered visions of the landmark events on this earth, and of the landmark individuals who pass history from hand to hand in the official guidebooks. Yes, it is a book for the young utopian, or the utopian remnant left in all of us, but it is so outrageously bold, skilfully dramatic and ingeniously clever, refracting as it does any number of memorable characters and events through Galeano's lens, that even the exhausted ex-communist or cardboard-conservative reader might be amused, challenged or overturned by it. It is another kind of history writing altogether, reliant on the fireside storyteller's skills, but grounded in an unimpeachably wide and broad reading and understanding of events. What Memory of Fire , Galeano's legendary interpretation of all of South American history, did for that one continent Mirrors does for the entire history of our sorry, sparkling planet.

Mirrors Stories of Almost Everyone

Mirrors Stories of Almost Everyone

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/08/2010

Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works invade the reader's mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism. Mirrors , Galeano's most ambitious project since Memory of Fire , is an unofficial history of the world seen through history's unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: Official history has it that Vasco Nunez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind?? Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men's fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.

Faces and Masks: Memory of Fire, Volume 2

Faces and Masks: Memory of Fire, Volume 2

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2010

The second volume of Eduardo Galeano's Memory of Fire trilogy, Faces and Masks is an astonishing Latin American-eye view of the New World in the making. Here is the tangled, cataclysmic history of our hemisphere from the 1700s up to the dawn of our present century, told through characters as resonant and compelling as Simon Bolivar, Toussaint L'Ouverture, and Billy the Kid. With its brilliant and imaginative blend of journalism, scholarship, and political passion, Faces and Masks is a panoramic interpretation of the Americas no work of history has previously imagined.

Genesis: Memory of Fire, Volume 1

Genesis: Memory of Fire, Volume 1

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Genesis , the first volume in Eduardo Galeano's Memory of Fire trilogy, is both a meditation on the clashes between the Old World and the New and, in the author's words, an attempt to rescue the kidnapped memory of all America. It is a fierce, impassioned, and kaleidoscopic historical experience that takes us from the creation myths of the Makiritare Indians of the Yucatan to Columbus's first, joyous moments in the New World to the English capture of New York.

Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina

Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2009

Mirrors

Mirrors

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2009

Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works invade the readers mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.Mirrors, Galeanos most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through historys unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: Official history has it that Vasco Nez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by mens fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.

Open Veins of Latin America Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Open Veins of Latin America Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2009

Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably.

Bocas del Tiempo

Bocas del Tiempo

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2004

Sebastiao Salgado An Uncertain Grace

Sebastiao Salgado An Uncertain Grace

Author: Eduardo Galeano, Fred Ritchin Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2004

From a Brazilian mine where 50,000 men haul heavy sacks of dirt up and down ladders in search of a nugget of gold, to a former lake in western Africa, where starving people walk over its surface of sand, photographer Sebastian Salgado explores the lives of the planet's often-ignored people.

Los Nacimientos

Los Nacimientos

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2000

El Siglo del Viento

El Siglo del Viento

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2000

Days and Nights of Love and War

Days and Nights of Love and War

Author: Eduardo Galeano, Sandra Cisneros Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/03/2000

Memoria del Fuego 2. Las Caras y Las Mascaras

Memoria del Fuego 2. Las Caras y Las Mascaras

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/1999

Memory of Fire

Memory of Fire

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/1995

The Book of Embraces

The Book of Embraces

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/04/1992

Eduardo Galeano's is considered a passionate literary voice. In The Book of Embraces , he employs parable and paradox, anecdote and dream, and fragments of autobiography to construct a passionate, ironic and joyful world view. The world reveals itself in a multiplicity of voices; what emerges is a brief for love, friendship, courage, perseverance and imagination. Galeano also wrote Memory of Fire .

El Libro de Los Abrazos

El Libro de Los Abrazos

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1991

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