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Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone (Hardback)

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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 scintillating 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 provocateur, 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 red-rose-tinted 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, entirely 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 our entire sorry, sparkling planet.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500 Publisher: Granta Books Publication Date: 02/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9781846272196  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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; Upside Down; 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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