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The Book of Embraces (Norton Paperback)by Eduardo Galeano
"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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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.
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.
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