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Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyoneby Eduardo Galeano
Synopses & Reviews
Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works invade the readers mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.”
Mirrors, Galeano's most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history's unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??”
Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men's fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.
From one of the worlds most celebrated writers, his most ambitious book to date—an epic history of the human adventure, told backwards, forwards, sideways, through past, present, and future
Mirrors is a sometimes bawdy, sometimes irreverent, sometimes heartbreaking unofficial history of the world seen— and mirrored to us—through the eyes and ears of historys unseen, unheard, and forgotten. Spanning 5,000 years of history, recalling the lives of artists and writers, visionaries from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first century New York and Mumbai, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes that resurrect the lives of our worlds oft-forgotten thinkers and feelers.” Mirrors is a mosaic of our humanity.
About the Author
Eduardo Galeanos works include Memory of Fire (three volumes), Open Veins of Latin America, and more; they have been translated into twenty-eight languages. Born in Montevideo, Galeano lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom.
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