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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

Hunter of Stories

Hunter of Stories

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

'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.

Football in Sun and Shadow

Football in Sun and Shadow

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Cerrado por futbol

Cerrado por futbol

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2018

"e;Este libro reune todos los textos que Galeano escribio sobre futbol, la mayoria dispersos en su obra publicada, pero tambien varios ineditos y verdaderos hallazgos, como la cronica en la que, con solo 23 anos, llama "e;traidor"e; al Che Guevara en persona por haber adquirido en Cuba la pasion por el beisbol. Las paginas proponen un recorrido por la historia del futbol, desde la epoca en que un jugador recibia una vaca por cada gol hasta el tiempo de los jugadores multimillonarios agobiados por el exito, pasando por el relato de los diez futbolistas que se pintaron la cara de negro en solidaridad con su companero discriminado por la hinchada; tambien hablan de Maradona, "e;el hombre que no podia vivir sin la fama que no lo dejaba vivir"e;, y de Zidane, que en su ultimo partido embistio a un rival y se retiro expulsado de un mundial mediocre. Eduardo Galeano crea que el ftbol expresaba "e;emociones colectivas"e;, esas que generan "e;fiesta compartida o compartido naufragio, y existen sin dar explicaciones ni pedir disculpas"e;. De esas pasiones habla Cerrado por ftbol."e;

Cerrado por futbol

Cerrado por futbol

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 29/11/2017

"e;Cuando el Mundial comenzo, en la puerta de mi casa colgue un cartel que decia: Cerrado por futbol. Cuando lo descolgue, un mes despues, yo habia jugado sesenta y cuatro partidos, cerveza en mano, sin moverme de mi sillon preferido. Esa proeza me dejo frito, los musculos dolidos, la garganta rota; pero ya estoy sintiendo nostalgia."e;"e;Desde chico quise ser jugador de ftbol. Y fui el mejor de los mejores, pero slo en sueos, mientras dorma. Al despertar, no bien caminaba un par de pasos y pateaba una piedrita en la vereda, ya confirmaba que el ftbol no era lo mo. Estaba visto: yo no tena ms remedio que probar algn otro oficio. Intent varios, sin suerte, hasta que por fin empec a escribir."e;Este libro rene todos los textos que Galeano escribi sobre ftbol, la mayora dispersos en su obra publicada, pero tambin varios inditos y verdaderos hallazgos, como la crnica en la que, con slo 23 aos, llama "e;traidor"e; al Che Guevara en persona por haber adquirido en Cuba la pasin por el bisbol. Las pginas proponen un recorrido por la historial del ftbol, desde la poca en que un jugador reciba una vaca por cada gol hasta el tiempo de los jugadores multimillonarios agobiados por el xito, pasando por el relato de los diez futbolistas que se pintaron la cara de negro en solidaridad de su compaero discriminado por la hinchada; tambin hablan de Maradona, "e;el hombre que no poda vivir sin la fama que no lo dejaba vivir"e;, y de Zidane, que en su ltimo partido embisti a un rival y se retir expulsado de un mundial mediocre. Eduardo Galeano crea que el ftbol expresaba "e;emociones colectivas"e; esas que generan "e;fiesta compartida o compartido naufragio, y existen sin dar explicaciones ni pedir disculpas"e;. De esas pasiones habla cerrado por ftbol.

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.

Ser como ellos y otros articulos

Ser como ellos y otros articulos

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2017

"e;Me pregunto: Tendra todavia destino la literatura, en este mundo donde todos los ninos de cinco anos son ingenieros electronicos? Y quisiera responderme: Quiza el modo de vida de nuestro tiempo no resulte demasiado bueno para la gente, ni para la naturaleza; pero es sin duda muy bueno para la industria farmaceutica. Por qu no podra ser tambin muy bueno para la industria literaria? Todo depende del producto que se ofrezca, que ha de ser tranquilizante como el valium y brilloso y light como un show de la tele: que ayuda a no pensar con riesgo ni a sentir con locura, que evite los sueos peligrosos y que sobre todo evite la tentacin de vivirlos. Pero ocurre que sa es exactamente la literatura que no soy capaz de escribir ni de leer. Eduardo Galeano."e;

Dias y noches de amor y de guerra

Dias y noches de amor y de guerra

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2017

En 1976, a los 36 anos, Galeano comienza un largo exilio que lo lleva primero a Buenos Aires y mas tarde a Cataluna. Golpeado por la desaparicion, el asesinato o el exilio de sus companeros, alli escribe "e;Dias y noches de amor y de guerra"e; como un acto reparatorio, una cronica sobrecogedora del tiempo transcurrido entre mayo de 1975 y julio de 1977, donde plasma una rigurosa fotografia del horror politico de esos dias. Este libro, Premio Casa de las Amricas 1978, es la ms autobiogrfica retrospectiva de las dictaduras del Cono Sur y de la nostalgia del exilio. Pero a la vez Galeano suma, al testimonio ominoso de la muerte, una memoria ntima del xtasis del amor.

La cancion de nosotros

La cancion de nosotros

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2017

"e;La cancion de nosotros es una novela del exilio: el autor evoca su tierra prohibida y la recrea a traves de las aventuras que en sus paginas se entrecruzan, sobre el trasfondo de la dictadura militar, en el tiempo de los horrores y los desafios. Los libros de Eduardo Galeano son inclasificables, porque violan las fronteras que dividen los gneros literarios. Esta obra, sin embargo, puede ser definida como una novela. As lo entendi el jurado del concurso Casa de las Amricas, que en 1975 le otorg ese premio, compartido con Mascar, el cazador americano, de Haroldo Conti."e;

Vagamundo y otros relatos

Vagamundo y otros relatos

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2017

"e;Si algo caracteriza a Vagamundo es el presentarnos al Galeano cuentista. Los personajes de estos articulos y cuentos atraviesan las historias y tematicas que aborda el autor en su obra. Estos relatos breves fundaron el estilo narrativo que hara inconfundible, en los libros siguientes, la obra de Eduardo Galeano."e;

Espejos

Espejos

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2017

Este libro ha sido escrito para que no se vayan. En estas paginas se unen el pasado y el presente. Renacen los muertos, los anonimos tienen nombre: los hombres que alzaron los palacios y los templos de sus amos; las mujeres, ignoradas por quienes ignorar lo que temen; el sur y el oriente del mundo, despreciados por quienes desprecian lo que ignoran; los muchos mundos que el mundo contiene y esconde; los pensadores y sentidores; los curiosos, condenados por preguntar, y los rebeldes y los perdedores y los locos, que han sido y son la sal de la tierra.

Las palabras andantes

Las palabras andantes

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2017

"e;Yo he venido al taller de Jose Borges para invitarlo a que trabajemos juntos. Le explico mi proyecto: imagenes de el, sus artes de grabado, y palabras mias. El calla. y yo hablo y hablo, explicando. y el nada. y asi sigue siendo, hasta que de pronto me doy cuenta: mis palabras no tienen musica. Estoy soplando en flauta quebrada. Lo no nacido no se explica, no se entiende: se siente, se palpa cuando se mueve. Y entonces dejo de explicar; y le cuento. Le cuento las historias de espanto y de encantos que yo quiero escribir, voces que he recogido en los caminos y suenos mios de andar despierto, realidades deliradas, delirios realizados, palabras andantes que encontre -o fui por ellas encontrado. Le cuento los cuentos; y este libro nace. Con grabados de Jos Borges"e;

Patas arriba

Patas arriba

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2017

"e;Hace ciento treinta anos, despues de visitar el pais de las maravillas, Alicia se metio en un espejo para descubrir el mundo al reves. Si Alicia renaciera en nuestros dias, no necesitaria atravesar ningun espejo: le bastaria con asomarse a la ventana. En el nuevo milenio, el mundo al revs est a la vista: es el mundo tal cual es, con la izquierda a la derecha, el ombligo en la espalda y la cabeza en los pies. En este libro Galeano muestra por qu el mundo est al revs. Recuerda a Alicia en su viaje a travs del espejo y as recorre temas como la impunidad del poder, la sociedad de consumo, la injusticia, el racismo y el machismo. El autor se destaca en esta obra por su inconfundible estilo que cruza el ensayo, la poesa, la narracin y la crnica para mostrar sin tapujos las miserias de la sociedad contempornea. "e;Un libro magistral. Parece obra de un fabulista, pero las fbulas son verdaderas."e; (Jean-Pierre Thibaudat, Libration, Francia)"e;Tiene la acidez y el humor de Jonathan Swift. Qu otro escritor puede hacer que los esqueletos dancen, como Galeano hace?"e; (The New Yorker, EEUU)"e;Escuchar la voz de Galeano no slo es til. Es un placer."e; (Fernando Parra, Le Monde Diplomatique, Espaa)"e;Elctrico y estimulante. Galeano es un escritor de feroz integridad, un poeta de la condicin humana..."e; (seleccin de los mejores libros del ao de The Village Voice, EEUU)"e;

El libro de los abrazos

El libro de los abrazos

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2017

"e;Pleno de gracia y de profundidad indudable."e; German Vargas, "e;Cronos"e;, Colombia. "e;Este libro destila America por todos los poros. !Dichosa La tierra que tiene un trovador que La descubre a sus semejantes!"e; Jose Angel Bermejo, Diario 16, Espana "e;Galeano recupera para la literatura la capacidad de recrear el mundo."e; Josep Morreres, Diario de Barcelona, Espana. "e;Una original manera de decir, una escritura eficaz que seduce al lector y establece con el un pacto secreto."e; Ana Ines Larre-Borges, Brecha, Uruguay. "e;Los grandes escritores caminan en La cuerda del equilibrista y arriesgan el cuello con cada palabra. En Memoria del Fuego, Galeano fue un acrobata triunfante. En El Libro de los Abrazos, se desprende de la cuerda y levita en el aire. Alan Ryan, The Washington Post, USA. "e;Galeano no inventa: descubre. Lo real es, para el, mas fantastico que La fantasia. Una obra inclasificable."e; Erich Hackl, Deutsches Allgemeines Sonntagsblatt, Alemania. "e;Las historias mas poeticas que he leido en los ultimos tiempos. y tambien las mas conmovedoras, y las mas divertidas, y las mas..."e; Herman de Coninck, De Morgen, Holanda. "e;Lea una historia por dia y sera usted feliz la mitad del ano. Lea una historia por dia y sera usted triste la otra mitad. Cada pagina es tan hermosa como el libro. Koos Hageraats, HP/De Tijd, Holanda. "e;Estas fabulas inimitables pueden suscitar pocas dudas sobre el genio literario del autor."e; Lucio Lami, Il Giornale, Italia.

Conversaciones con Raimon

Conversaciones con Raimon

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2017

Eduardo Galeano y Raimon, dos autores que compartieron generacion y compromiso, conversaron vivamente en 1977 sobre la musica, la cultura y la responsabilidad hacia el tiempo que les toco vivir. Cuarenta anos despues, y en el ano en que este excepcional cantautorse retira de los escenarios, la Editorial Gedisa homenajea a ambos con la reedicion de este dialogo pleno de actualidad, donde de la mano del magnifico escritor uruguayo y del mayor exponente de la Nova Canco catalana nos adentramos con interes renovado en reflexiones tales como el indisoluble y entrelazado cuerpo de poesia y musica, los paralelismos de trovadores y cantantes modernos o el clima de revolucion cultural que se vivio en los ultimos anos del franquismo; pero su dialogo tambien nos acerca, con el interes anadido de estas cuatro decadas transcurridas, a temas tan debatidos hoy en dia como el principio de de autodeterminacion de los pueblos, la libertad de expresion linguistica o la recuperacion de la memoria historica. Una lectura que enriquecera tanto a los seguidores del escritor uruguayo como del cantante valenciano, dos grandes autores que permanecen en nuestro acervo cultural.

Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas

Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2016

Der weltweite Ruhm Eduardo Galeanos grundet auf einem Buch, das er in neunzig Nachten"e; geschrieben hat: das unorthodoxe Geschichtswerk Die offenen Adern Lateinamerikas"e;. Scharfsinnig, schonungslos und sprachlich brillant zeigt der Autor, dass es keinen Reichtum gibt, der unschuldig ist und formuliert das groe Paradoxon seines Kontinents: Wir Lateinamerikaner sind arm, weil der Boden, auf dem wir gehen, reich ist."e; Der Autor bedauert, dass diese Seiten nicht an Aktualitt verloren haben."e; Eduardo Galeano in seiner Einleitung zur Neuausgabe in 2009 (Die erste Ausgabe erschien im Peter Hammer Verlag in 20 Auflagen zwischen 1973 und 2008).

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.

El futbol a sol y sombra

El futbol a sol y sombra

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2014

Este libro rinde homenaje al futbol, musica del cuerpo, fiesta de los ojos, y tambien denuncia las estructuras de poder de uno de los negocios mas lucrativos del mundo. "e;La tecnocracia del deporte profesional -escribe el autor- ha ido imponiendo un ftbol de pura velocidad y mucha fuerza, que renuncia a la alegra, atrofia la fantasa y prohbe la osada. Por suerte todava aparece en las canchas, aunque sea muy de vez en cuando, algn descarado carasucia que se sale del libreto y comete el disparate de gambetear a todo el equipo rival, y al juez, y al pblico de las tribunas, por el puro goce del cuerpo que se lanza a la prohibida aventura de la libertad"e;. Escribiendo este libro, el autor ha querido hacer con las manos lo que nunca pudo hacer con las piernas. Cuando era nio, Galeano quera ser jugador de ftbol, pero slo jugaba bien, y hasta muy bien, mientras dorma.

Soccer in Sun and Shadow

Soccer in Sun and Shadow

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback / softback 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.

Los hijos de los dias

Los hijos de los dias

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2012

Sabia usted que el episodio mas popular del catecismo catolico, Adan y Eva mordiendo la manzana, en la Bibliano figura? Que el griego Eratstenes midi la cintura del mundo, hace dos mil trescientos aos, y se equivoc en noventa kilmetros? Que Aristteles escribi sobre la mujer que esun hombre incompleto?, y Santo Toms de Aquino, que es un error de la naturaleza... Que hasta 1990 la homosexualidad fue una enfermedad mental, segn la Organizacin Mundialde la Salud? Que al entierro de Karl Marx acudieron slo once personas, contando al enterrador? Que hasta el ao 2008 Nelson Mandela integrla lista de terroristas peligrosos para la seguridad de los Estados Unidos? Que en Hait segn una antigua tradicin, el cortejo fnebre debe conducir el atad en zig-zag para despistar al difunto y que ya no pueda encontrar el camino de regreso? Que cada dos semanas muere una lengua?

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 / softback 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.

Cancion de nosotros

Cancion de nosotros

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2010

"e;Una muy buena novela, que se lee rapido y que deja un buen pedazo de espina metido entre vena y vena."e;Poli Dlano, Cambio, Mxico"e;Esta voz, lcida y clida, es uno de los ltimos mojones antes del desierto de la barbarie y el horror."e;Claude Fell, Le Monde, Francia"e;Alucinante testimonio sobre la tragedia de nuestro tiempo: presencia estremecedora de lo real en el mundo mtico de lo imaginario, en mbito imperecedero de un cantar de gesta."e;Augusto Roa Bastos, Crisis, Argentina"e;Restos del naufragio que Galeano transforma en una totalidad artstica, metfora de un mundo en trance de destruccin y, ante todo, conciencia del lenguaje, bsqueda creativa a partir de los fragmentos del recuerdo y del deseo."e;Hugo J. Verani, Revista de Crtica Literaria"e;

Genesis: Memory of Fire, Volume 1

Genesis: Memory of Fire, Volume 1

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: Paperback / softback 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

Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America

Author: Eduardo Galeano Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2009

Since its US debut, 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 organised the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Natural resources-such as gold, coffee, and copper-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. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honoured by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognised as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

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 / softback 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

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 / softback Release Date: 31/03/2000

Days and Nights succeeds not only because of its socio-political authenticity and lyrical style but because of its interweaving of anger and tenderness, elation and sorrow. --The Nation Days and Nights of Love and War is the personal testimony of one of Latin America's foremost contemporary political writers. In this fascinating journal and eloquent history, Eduardo Galeano movingly records the lives of struggles of the Latin American people, under two decades of unimaginable violence and extreme repression. Alternating between reportage, personal vignettes, interviews, travelogues, and folklore, and richly conveyed with anger, sadness, irony, and occasional humor, Galeano pays loving tribute to the courage and determination of those who continued to believe in, and fight for, a more human existence. The Lannan Foundation awarded the 1999 Cultural Prize for Freedom to Eduardo Galeano, in recognition of those whose extraordinary and courageous work celebrates the human right to freedom of imagination, inquiry and expression. Originally published in Cuba, Days and Nights of Love and War won the Casa de las Am ricas prize in 1978.

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 / softback 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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