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Mirrors Stories Of Almost Everyone

by Eduardo Galeano

Mirrors Stories Of Almost Everyone Synopsis

In Mirrors, Galeano smashes aside the narrative of conventional history and arranges the shards into a new pattern, to reveal the past in radically altered form. From the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century cityscapes, we glimpse fragments in the lives of those who have been overlooked by traditional histories: the artists, the servants, the gods and the visionaries, the black slaves who built the White House, and the women who were bartered for dynastic ends

Mirrors Stories Of Almost Everyone Press Reviews

'Brightly coloured commonplace book of a kind that was once popular in our culture but has now almost disappeared - The beauty of Galeano's book lies not just in the eclectic choice of stories he tells, but more especially in his elegant, pared-down prose, sensitively translated by Mark Fried, with never an unnecessary word, nor one out of place - Galeano's book is pure delight - a cornucopia of wonderful stories. It should be by everyone's bedside - and in every Christmas stocking' Richard Gott, Guardian (28/11/09) 'Galeano charts the rise and fall of civilisations with compassion and wry humour - [He is] an enchanting interpreter of history and its resonances, and a poetic voice of political dissent' Siobhan Murphy, Metro (26/11/09) 'In his most ambitious work since Memory of Fire Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano retells the history of the world from the point of view of the powerless, the voiceless and the dispossessed. As in Memory of Fire, he presents his story as a series of short vignettes, one longer than a page and most a good deal shorter; their cumulative effect is shattering' London Review of Books (03/12/09)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846272202
Publication date: 2nd September 2010
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: General & world history, History: earliest times to present day,

About Eduardo Galeano

EDUARDO GALEANO's works, which have been translated into 28 languages, include Memory of Fire; Soccer in Sun and Shadow; Days and Nights of Love and War; The Book of Embraces; Open Veins; and Voices of Time. Born in Montevideo, he fled in 1973 after the military coup's leaders imprisoned him, and lived in exile first in Argentina until death threats there forced him onward to Spain, until returning to Uruguay in 1985 upon the collapse of the military dictatorship. He has lived there since, active in journalism, television and politics. He was awarded the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom.

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