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The Book of Embraces (Norton Paperback)

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Staff Pick

"I write for those who cannot read me: the downtrodden, the ones who have been waiting on line for centuries to get into history, who cannot read a book or afford to buy one." Eduardo Galeano is a Uruguayan journalist whose works tread the border between poetry and historical narrative. The Book of Embraces is composed of nearly 200 vignettes, brief anecdotes an entire universe unto themselves. The breathtaking scope of Galeano's writing is unrivaled: he skillfully muses upon art, history, politics, television, tradition, death, Latin America, laughter, graffiti, paradox, love, dreams, theology, courage, all the myriad moments that have made (and continue to make) our lives upon this planet what they are. His distinctive prose, both elegant and elegiac, has the charm to elicit laughter, the ability to engender rage, the tenderness to provoke tears, and the finesse to inspire awe
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Synopses & Reviews

Synopsis:

Eduardo Galeano employs parable and paradox, anecdote, dream and 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.

Synopsis:

Parable, paradox, anecdote, dream, and autobiography blend into an exuberant world view and affirmation of human possibility.

About the Author

Eduardo Galeanois also the author of Open Veins of Latin America, Days and Nights of Love and War, The Book of Embraces, We Say No, and other works. He is a regular contributor to the Nation. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393308556
Translator:
Schafer, Mark
Translator:
Belfrage, Cedric
Translator:
Schafer, Mark
Author:
Galeano, Eduardo H.
Author:
Galeano, Eduardo
Author:
Belfrage, Cedric
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
South America
Subject:
South America Fiction.
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Norton paperback ed.
Series:
Norton Paperback
Series Volume:
TN-206
Publication Date:
19920431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.27x5.49x.77 in. .61 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393308556 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

"I write for those who cannot read me: the downtrodden, the ones who have been waiting on line for centuries to get into history, who cannot read a book or afford to buy one." Eduardo Galeano is a Uruguayan journalist whose works tread the border between poetry and historical narrative. The Book of Embraces is composed of nearly 200 vignettes, brief anecdotes an entire universe unto themselves. The breathtaking scope of Galeano's writing is unrivaled: he skillfully muses upon art, history, politics, television, tradition, death, Latin America, laughter, graffiti, paradox, love, dreams, theology, courage, all the myriad moments that have made (and continue to make) our lives upon this planet what they are. His distinctive prose, both elegant and elegiac, has the charm to elicit laughter, the ability to engender rage, the tenderness to provoke tears, and the finesse to inspire awe

"Synopsis" by , Eduardo Galeano employs parable and paradox, anecdote, dream and 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.
"Synopsis" by , Parable, paradox, anecdote, dream, and autobiography blend into an exuberant world view and affirmation of human possibility.
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