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Eduardo Galeano (1) (1940–2015)

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About the Author

Eduardo Galeano was born on September 3, 1940 in Montevideo, Uruguay. At the age of 13, he began publishing cartoons for the Uruguayan socialist newspaper El Sol. He worked as a journalist, historian, and political activist. While in his early 30s, he was imprisoned during a right-wing military näytä lisää coup and later forced to flee from Uruguay to Argentina. Later, another coup and several death threats forced him to leave Argentina for Spain where he lived in exile until he was permitted to return to Uruguay in 1984. During his lifetime, he wrote numerous fiction and non-fiction works including Days and Nights of Love and War, Football in Sun and Shadow, Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, Guatemala: Occupied Country, The Book of Embraces, and Children of the Days. In 1989, he won the American Book Award for Memory of Fire. He died of cancer on April 13, 2015 at the age of 74. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Photo by Robert Birnbaum (courtesy of the photographer)


Tekijän teokset

Book of Embraces (1989) 693 kappaletta
Jalkapallo valossa ja varjossa (1995) 614 kappaletta
Days and Nights of Love and War (1978) 267 kappaletta
Walking Words (1993) 209 kappaletta
Voices of Time: A Life in Stories (1901) 182 kappaletta
An Uncertain Grace (1990) 123 kappaletta
We Say No: Chronicles 1963-1991 (1989) 112 kappaletta
Memory of Fire [3-volume set] (1982) 110 kappaletta
Mujeres (1990) 97 kappaletta
Hunter of Stories (2014) 96 kappaletta
Uselo y Tirelo (Spanish Edition) (1980) 41 kappaletta
La canción de nosotros (1975) 41 kappaletta
Vagamundo (1975) 35 kappaletta
Vagamundo y otros relatos (2009) 28 kappaletta
Ser como ellos y otros artículos (1992) 23 kappaletta
Amares (1997) 22 kappaletta
Guatemala: Occupied Country (1967) 21 kappaletta
Cerrado por fútbol (2014) 11 kappaletta
Sueños de Helena (2011) 7 kappaletta
Tejidos : antología (2001) 6 kappaletta
Aynalar (2009) 6 kappaletta
Apuntes Para El Fin De Siglo (1998) 4 kappaletta
Fotbollens himmel och helvete (1998) 3 kappaletta
Cuentos de fùtbol (2002) 3 kappaletta
Biz Hayir Diyoruz (2013) 3 kappaletta
Hikaye Avcisi (2017) 3 kappaletta
Ventanas de Espana (Antología) (2010) 3 kappaletta
Ates Anilari 1 - Yaratilis (2016) 3 kappaletta
Net als zij zijn — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Contraseña (artículos) (1985) 2 kappaletta
PapaganI;n Dirilis Öyküsü (2010) 2 kappaletta
L'avant-garde du monde (2012) 2 kappaletta
Ventanas 2 kappaletta
Querido Che (1987) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Genesis 1 kappale
Les boîtes à mots (2014) 1 kappale
Omfamningarnas bok (2019) 1 kappale
Reportajes 1 kappale
Vagabundo 1 kappale
Galeanas 1 kappale
Crónicas Latinoamericanas (1968) 1 kappale
Biti kao oni 1 kappale
Diablos del Diablo, los (2014) 1 kappale
Let the children play (2007) 1 kappale
Papagayo (2014) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Fire from the Mountain: The Making of a Sandinista (1982) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset163 kappaletta
Memorias del calabozo (1993) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset12 kappaletta
Queremos tanto a Julio: 20 autores para Cortázar (1984) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Le livre Terre humaine (1993) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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This is a book of stories, no doubt, but the vast majority are a minute or shorter! Less than a handful are 3 or fewer minutes. It could be hard to grasp some of it since they are so short and I listened to it rather than read it. But some “stories” were so profound, I’m going to have to find the IRL book. The author was from Uruguay but he shared morsels from all over the world: quotes, news, history, thoughts. But I did love his references to his love of soccer (football) and the team from Uruguay that won the World Cup in 1950. The storyteller went from thoughtful and sedate to leaping out of the speakers with delight talking about soccer. While a few things I didn’t like, including his reverence for some politics, I found this book so rewarding. A completely unexpected and delightful choice to read.… (lisätietoja)
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KarenMonsen | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 24, 2023 |
Really great and highly readable and comprehensive look at the history of Latin America in terms of military and economic interventions (kind of a euphemistic term, really) from Europe and the USA. Really shows just how much Europe destroyed Latin America and how it continues to do so - gives a particularly good look at how imperialism works and its effects without being too tough to understand. Has lots of statistics and stories as evidence of just how bad things are that help make it convincing even for sceptics. Also talks about "home grown" problems but makes clear that they have often been promoted by capital to make conditions for profit better. Some parts are outdated - it's sad reading stuff about the possibilities of Allende - but the points are still as important now as then and the history is essential to understanding things today, as well as the process in other countries. A really great book I highly recommend if you're at all interested in imperialism, with applications to many things going on in the world today.… (lisätietoja)
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tombomp | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 31, 2023 |
Highly idiosyncratic but moving series of very short stories about people from all over the world throughout history. I recognised a few details as being wrong but in general it's pretty decent at accuracy - although sometimes it feels things are talked about specifically to give a moral at the end of each story.

Because each story is so short it doesn't really give a good history lesson - you obviously miss a huge amount of context and without that and because of the focus on those under-represented elsewhere stories can seem a bit samey, with people being brave and then usually getting killed. However, it gives you a great sample of the huge diversity of people and stories and places and histories out there. Most of the stories are pretty affecting, his writing style is great. There's sometimes a bit of "African mythology says" or whatever but he does make an effort at other times to properly attribute it to a group.

Honestly the biggest place it falls down is the length of each story. If they were longer it'd obviously be a very different book but it's often a bit much all at once and it tends to make really reductive stories (the someone is brave and good, gets killed thing I mentioned earlier). It's sad seeing some people take away from it that it shows humanity is just bad and it's not worth fighting injustices. I wished there were more positive stories about revolutions and stuff - he does mention some although they're often balanced out with negatives about them if they were successful. Maybe that's a bit of a pathetic want though. It is a pretty deeply affecting experience - I was really moved by some of the stories. He's a great writer and I do recommend this book if you're interested in having your eyes opened to some of those people who've been widely ignored and moved at the same time.

(As a side note: as a Marxist I feel I have to take exception to his bits on Marxism - he's obviously not hostile to it and says positive things but it's tempered with "oh they all ended in disaster". For example, he writes as if the Cultural Revolution never happened and it just went Great Leap Forward - Deng. Given he obviously focuses far far more on capitalism etc it's no big deal, it just contributes a bit to a very pessimistic/fatalistic tone and I'm being a baby)
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tombomp | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 31, 2023 |
As veias abertas da América Latina nasceu pretendendo difundir informações desconhecidas. O livro compreende muitos temas, mas talvez nenhum deles tenha tanta atualidade como esta obstinada rotina da desgraça: a monocultura é uma prisão. A diversidade, ao contrário, liberta.
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JEANACERVOPESSOAL | 40 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 13, 2023 |



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