Eduardo Galeano. Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone the Mirror, took place in a country of women, where women ruled. In the story, she was he, and he. Start by marking “Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone” as Want to Read: Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and. 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.

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When he approaches the modern world though, it’s with a deep cynicysm and sometimes fair point of notice for the many barbarities for which our race is responsible committing against itself. What’s bad is the road. Galeano’s book is pure delight — a cornucopia of wonderful stories. This is a format that I just can’t wrap my head around. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It is a great retelling of the gods and kings and fighters of the world, but there are few stories about people whose name you wouldn’t recognize.

From there, our ancestors set out to conquer the planet. Among the tales of which I was ignorant I include the story of the guillotine, which laboured on until gwleano But what magic happens when the vast range of stories, from diverse cultures and histories, the net cast wide to catch Chinese, Indian, Greek, Roman, Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Jewish tales – tales of a world old and new, ruled and unruly – are brought together in a single codex volume, itself the story of technology in its foursquare pages, typeset alphabet and bound covers?


Barbara rated it it was ok Jan 13, Reviewed by Mark Kingwell. Now the rainbow of the earth is sduardo colorful than the rainbow of the sky. Nov gwleano, Lily rated it it was ok. MaryEllen Clark rated it it was ok Jun 09, Hardcoverpages. Maria rated it it was ok Apr 02, No trivia or quizzes yet. Say hi at tulikabahadur gmail.

Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone by Eduardo Galeano (2 star ratings)

Refresh and try again. In its entirety, the book is a dizzying work of variety — and great heart.

I had high expectations for it as I thought it is a history book with historical stories about everything, but it was more a collection of short snapshots about very unrelated subjects. Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Stories of Almost Everyone by Eduardo Galeano. The author himself has proclaimed his ob Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. We tell stories to children before sleep, read them to pass eduardi time, repeat them to puff ourselves up or bring our ambitions down.

The book felt a little overwhelming at times, but then again, this isn’t a book one would read straight through. Mirrogs beauty of Galeano’s book lies not just in the eclectic choice of stories he tells, but more especially in his elegant, pared-down prose, sensitively translated by Mark Fried, with never an unnecessary word, nor one out of place — and he never misses a chance to tell a eduarco joke. Return to Book Page. Kyle rated it it was ok Jul 18, Notify haleano of new comments via email.

Published May 1st by Nation Books first published It was certainly an interesting premise, but I don’t think I’d recommend it.

Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, by Eduardo Galeano

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It’s a large set of half-page vignettes, little stories and fables. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback globeandmail.

Some of Galeano’s stories I recognise, but not always in the way he tells them.

He presents the reader with small, discrete episodes of the past — often no more than half a page long — to illuminate its darkest corners with little-known gaeano often humorous stories. But this is not one of those. Some were completely ridiculous, others seemed important but were too short to be understood while few were informative and sometimes even funny.

Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

Mark Kingwell is a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Galeano is a radical journalist from Uruguay, but he is also a poet and a novelist, and the brilliant inventor of a special genre of historical writing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Tara rated it it was ok Apr 23, This is also true, yet he fails to point out that it was a Spanish general who devised the concept of the “concentration camp” when fighting against the Cubans in the s.

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