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A striking mosaic of memories, observations, and legends that together reveal the author's own story and a grand, compassionate vision of life itself

In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his bestselling and much-admired Memory of Fire trilogy--brief fragments that build steadily into an organic whole--Galeano offers a rich, wry history of his life and times that is both calmly philosophical and fiercely political.

Beginning with blue algae, the earliest of life forms, these 333 vignettes alight on the Galeano family's immigration to Uruguay in the early twentieth century, the fate of love letters intercepted by a military dictatorship, abuses by the rich and powerful, the latest military outrages, and the author's own encounters with all manner of living matter, including generals, bums, dissidents, soccer stars, ducks, and trees. Out of these meditations emerges neither anger nor bitterness, but a celebration of a blessed life in a harsh world.

Poetic and passionate, scathing and lyrical, delivered with Galeano's inimitable mix of gentle comedy and fierce moral judgment, Voices of Time is a deeply personal statement from a great and beloved writer.

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A striking, original mosaic of memories, observations, and legends that come together to reveal at once the author's own story and a grand, compassionate vision of life itself

Synopsis:

In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his bestselling Memory of Fire trilogy--brief fragments that build steadily into an organic whole--Galeano offers a rich, wry history that is both calmly philosophical and fiercely political.

About the Author

Eduardo Galeano is the author of Upside Down, the Memory of Fire trilogy (for which he won the 1989 American Book Award), Open Veins of Latin America, and many other works. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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effiemihopoulos, October 23, 2006 (view all comments by effiemihopoulos)
Masterful, poetic writing in sound-bite stories. My favorite is the first one, which comes as close to perfect prose writing as it can get.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805077674
Subtitle:
A Life in Stories
Translator:
Fried, Mark
Translator:
Fried, Mark
Author:
Galeano, Eduardo
Author:
Galeano, Eduardo H.
Author:
Fried, Mark
Publisher:
Picador
Subject:
General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
BIO026000
Edition Description:
American
Publication Date:
20070417
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 150 black-and-white woodcuts
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.811 in

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In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his bestselling Memory of Fire trilogy--brief fragments that build steadily into an organic whole--Galeano offers a rich, wry history that is both calmly philosophical and fiercely political.
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