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ESPEJOS

ESPEJOS

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Siglo XXI de España Editores
ISBN: 8432315206
Pages: 365
Year: 2017-09-05
Este libro ha sido escrito para que no se vayan. En estas páginas se unen el pasado y el presente. Renacen los muertos, los anónimos 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.
Mirrors

Mirrors

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 0786744707
Pages: 400
Year: 2009-05-26
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 Núñez 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.
Walking Words

Walking Words

Author: Eduardo Galeano, Jose Francisco Borges, Mark Fried
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393315142
Pages: 328
Year: 1997-01-01
Presents aphorisms, folktales, and parables featuring angels, lizards, shadows, witchcraft, shoemakers, a buried treasure, and death
Days and Nights of Love and War

Days and Nights of Love and War

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 0745317227
Pages: 168
Year: 2000
'[A] masterpiece of reportorial thoroughness, painstaking research, and serious reflection.' Edward Said
Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0853459916
Pages: 360
Year: 1997-01-01
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. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.
Hunter of Stories

Hunter of Stories

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568589913
Pages: 272
Year: 2017-11-14
The internationally acclaimed last work by the legendary 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. 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

Children of the Days

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568589719
Pages: 432
Year: 2013-04-30
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 "smooch-in" to protest against a dictatorship for banning kisses that "undermined public morals;" the astonishing day Mexico invaded the United States; and the "sacrilegious" 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.
Knowing Mandela

Knowing Mandela

Author: John Carlin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062323954
Pages: 160
Year: 2013-12-03
Equal parts freedom fighter and statesman, Nelson Mandela bestrode the world stage for the past three decades, building a legacy that places him in the pantheon of history's most exemplary leaders. As a foreign correspondent based in South Africa, author John Carlin had unique access to Mandela during the post-apartheid years when Mandela faced his most daunting obstacles and achieved his greatest triumphs. Carlin witnessed history as Mandela was released from prison after twenty-seven years and ultimately ascended to the presidency of his strife-torn country. Drawing on exclusive conversations with Mandela and countless interviews with people who were close to him, Carlin has crafted an account of a man who was neither saint nor superman. Mandela's seismic political victories were won at the cost of much personal unhappiness and disappointment. Knowing Mandela offers an intimate understanding of one of the most towering and remarkable figures of our age.
The Book of Embraces

The Book of Embraces

Author: Eduardo Galeano, Cedric Belfrage
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 0393308553
Pages: 281
Year: 1992
The author shares brief anecdotes about life in South America, memories of incidents from his own past, and meditations on reading, literature, and freedom
Upside Down

Upside Down

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1466869380
Pages: 320
Year: 2014-05-13
From the winner of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, a bitingly funny, kaleidoscopic vision of the first world through the eyes of the third Eduardo Galeano, author of the incomparable Memory of Fire Trilogy, combines a novelist's intensity, a poet's lyricism, a journalist's fearlessness, and the strong judgments of an engaged historian. Now his talents are richly displayed in Upside Down, an eloquent, passionate, sometimes hilarious exposé of our first-world privileges and assumptions. In a series of lesson plans and a "program of study" about our beleaguered planet, Galeano takes the reader on a wild trip through the global looking glass. From a master class in "The Impunity of Power" to a seminar on "The Sacred Car"--with tips along the way on "How to Resist Useless Vices" and a declaration of "The Right to Rave"--he surveys a world unevenly divided between abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, power and helplessness. We have accepted a reality we should reject, Galeano teaches us, one where machines are more precious than humans, people are hungry, poverty kills, and children toil from dark to dark. A work of fire and charm, Upside Down makes us see the world anew and even glimpse how it might be set right. "Galeano's outrage is tempered by intelligence, an ineradicable sense of humor, and hope." -Los Angeles Times, front page
Patas arriba

Patas arriba

Author: Eduardo H. Galeano
Publisher: Siglo XXI de España Editores
ISBN: 8432315273
Pages: 365
Year: 2010-07-01
Hace ciento treinta años, después de visitar el país de las maravillas, Alicia se metió en un espejo para descubrir el mundo al revés. Si Alicia renaciera en nuestros días, no necesitaría atravesar ningún espejo: le bastaría con asomarse a la ventana. En el nuevo milenio, el mundo al revés está 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 qué el mundo está al revés. Recuerda a Alicia en su viaje a través del espejo y así, 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 poesía, la narración y la crónica para mostrar sin tapujos las miserias de la sociedad contemporánea. «Un libro magistral. Parece obra de un fabulista, pero las fábulas son verdaderas.» (Jean-Pierre Thibaudat, Libération, Francia) «Tiene la acidez y el humor de Jonathan Swift. ¿Qué otro escritor puede hacer que los esqueletos dancen, como Galeano hace?» (The New Yorker, EEUU) «Escuchar la voz de Galeano no sólo es útil. Es un placer.» (Fernando Parra, Le Monde Diplomatique, España) «Eléctrico y estimulante. Galeano es un escritor de feroz integridad, un poeta de la condición humana...» (selección de los mejores libros del año de The Village Voice, EEUU)
Century of the Wind

Century of the Wind

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480481424
Pages: 336
Year: 2014-04-29
“Nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere.” —The New Yorker From Guatemala to Rio de Janeiro, La Paz to New York City, Managua to Havana, Century of the Wind ties together the events and people—both large and small—that define the Americas. In hundreds of lyrical and vivid narratives, the final installment of Galeano’s indispensible trilogy sees the building of the Panama Canal, the disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples living over Colombia’s oil fields, the creation of Superman and the heyday of Faulkner, and coups and upheavals that cleaved an already fragmented continent. Galeano’s elegy moves year by year through the century of Castro, Picasso, and Reagan, blending the many voices and varying locales of North and South America and forming a history that is stunning in its scope and savage beauty.
Los hijos de los días

Los hijos de los días

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Siglo XXI de España Editores
ISBN: 8432316342
Pages: 440
Year: 2012-04-03
¿Sabía usted... ... que el episodio más popular del catecismo católico, Adán y Eva mordiendo la manzana, en la Biblia no figura? ... que el griego Eratóstenes midió la cintura del mundo, hace dos mil trescientos años, y se equivocó en noventa kilómetros? ... que Aristóteles escribió sobre la mujer que es “un hombre incompleto”, y Santo Tomás de Aquino, que es “un error de la naturaleza”? ... que hasta 1990 la homosexualidad fue una enfermedad mental, según la Organización Mundial de la Salud? ... que al entierro de Karl Marx acudieron sólo once personas, contando al enterrador? ... que hasta el año 2008 Nelson Mandela integró la lista de terroristas peligrosos para la seguridad de los Estados Unidos? ... que en Haití, según una antigua tradición, el cortejo fúnebre debe conducir el ataúd en zig-zag para despistar al difunto y que ya no pueda encontrar el camino de regreso? ... que cada dos semanas muere una lengua?
Faces and Masks

Faces and Masks

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480481416
Pages: 312
Year: 2014-04-29
“A book as fascinating as the history it relates . . . Galeano is a satirist, realist, and historian.” —Los Angeles Times For centuries, Europe’s imperial powers brutally exploited the peoples and resources of the New World. While soldiers of fortune marched across continents in search of El Dorado, white settlers established plantations and trading posts along the coasts, altering the land and bringing disease and slavery with them. In the midst of a bloody collision of civilizations, the West has birthed new societies out of the old. In the second book of his Memory of Fire trilogy, Eduardo Galeano forges a new understanding of the Americas, history retold from a diverse collection of viewpoints. Spanning the end of empire and the age of revolutions, Faces and Masks brilliantly collects the strands of the past into an iridescent work of literature.
Cerrado por fútbol

Cerrado por fútbol

Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Siglo XXI de España Editores
ISBN: 8432319058
Pages: 232
Year: 2018-01-23
Este libro reúne todos los textos que Galeano escribió sobre fútbol, la mayoría dispersos en su obra publicada, pero también varios inéditos y verdaderos hallazgos, como la crónica en la que, con sólo 23 años, llama «traidor» al Che Guevara en persona por haber adquirido en Cuba la pasión por el béisbol. Las páginas proponen un recorrido por la historia del fútbol, desde la época en que un jugador recibía una vaca por cada gol hasta el tiempo de los jugadores multimillonarios agobiados por el éxito, pasando por el relato de los diez futbolistas que se pintaron la cara de negro en solidaridad con su compañero discriminado por la hinchada; también hablan de Maradona, «el hombre que no podía vivir sin la fama que no lo dejaba vivir», y de Zidane, que en su último partido embistió a un rival y se retiró expulsado de un mundial mediocre. Eduardo Galeano creía que el fútbol expresaba «emociones colectivas», esas que generan «fiesta compartida o compartido naufragio, y existen sin dar explicaciones ni pedir disculpas». De esas pasiones habla Cerrado por fútbol.