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Soccer in Sun and Shadow

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Publisher Comments:

The passion and the glory of the beautiful game, captured on the eve of the World Cup. From the origins of soccer to the World Cup played in the US in 1994, one of Latin America’s most fluent and widely read commentators captures the enduring appeal of the world’s greatest game. Eduardo Galeano seeks out the mystical and the bewitched, the romance and the emotional destitution experienced by players and fans the world round. Here is a story of love and death: of the suicide of Abdon Porte, who shot himself in the center circle of the National Stadium; of the Argentine manager who wouldn’t let his team eat chicken because it would bring bad luck; of the Russian goalkeeper who prepared his min and soothed his nerves with a cigarette and a dash of vodka before each game. Published in the run-up to the 1998 World Cup, this is the glory of soccer in all its international hues, with its multilingual cries of despair, victory and passion. No one who has ever played in or cheered on a soccer side will want to miss this book.

Description:

1312069 Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-230) and index.

About the Author

Eduardo Galeano is 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:
9781859842300
Translator:
Fried, Mark
Author:
Fried, Mark
Author:
Galeano, Eduardo
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soccer
Subject:
World cup (soccer)
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
318
Publication Date:
19990517
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
7.53x5.33x.64 in. .67 lbs.

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