Synopses & Reviews
"[Galeano] is a dangerous radical storyteller, like Gabriel Garcia Marquez, like Isabel Allende, and like Pablo Neruda before them. . . . is a mosaic, or Deigo Rivera mural in words." John Leonard
"In , Galeano goes out on the tightrope and then levitates in the air above it. . . . [His] subject is nothing less that the variety of human life and love." New York Newsday
"In an enchanting book of wonders, Uruguayan writer Galeano applies the collage-like technique of . . . to his own life and the contemporary scene . . . Galeano's surreal drawings complement the text, blending wild imagination, pointed satire and old-fashioned charm." New York Newsday
"The factual skeleton of the author's life is given flesh and blood in his strangely beautiful book, in which poetry, fiction, autobiography, history, fantasy and political commentary mingle and reinforce each other in unexpected ways." Publishers Weekly
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 Galeano (1940--2015) was 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.Cedric Belfrage was an author, journalist, translator, and co-founder of the radical weekly newspaper the National Guardian. English by birth, he was deported by the U.S. government back to England in 1955, and later became the translator for the Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano.