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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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The better portion of his stories he’s included from deep past history have no corroborating notes, so all you have to go on, for the entire slog, is Galleano’s word for it, alone. In its entirety, the book is a dizzying work of variety — and great heart. He did this for 3, days, if nothing else steadily raising the value of virgins by depleting the realm’s supply.

But there’s no actual narrative flow. Adam and Eve were black?

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You are commenting using your WordPress. Deiaa rated it it was ok Jul 11, View all posts by Tulika Bahadur.

Were the people who lived there blind?? This blog runs in association with eLucidAction. So much is obvious.

We all know the rest of the story: What a useful story to be reminded of when considering the flaws in the democratic process imposed on contemporary Afghanistan. Even short stories I mean, typical 10 page short stories begin to annoy me after three or four.

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He also emphasises the permanent repression of women, the never-ending story of slavery and racism, and the continuing waste of the world’s resources. 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 eduaardo foursquare pages, typeset galeank and bound covers?


Rikki rated it it was ok Mar 23, And when it was over, as dawn was breaking, she promised another, even more exciting one the mrirors night. Maybe you would do the same thing if you were an all-powerful king. And it is eternal”.

Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

Not only does her tale suggest the deep pull that narrative has on us, even the mad murderous ones among us, but it does so by performing one of the key narrative tricks, the story within the story.

Click here to subscribe. Email required Address never made public. Which appeals to me, since I’m always pursuing the un-written or less-commonly-written histories. All true – except that truth, especially of the banal sort, is insufficient reason for taxing a reader with this book’s thudding prose and air of profundity crossed with righteous grievance.

MaryEllen Clark rated it it was ok Jun 09, The author himself has proclaimed his ob Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. A New History Yale. No trivia or quizzes yet. I’m sorry but that’s just not good enough for someone who can’t really take anyone else’s word for anything, when it comes to screening the past of humanity through a sieve.

Mark Kingwell is a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. Some were completely ridiculous, others seemed important but were too short to be understood while few were informative and sometimes even funny.

Sometimes, one can enjoy catching Galeano out. All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site. Over her father’s objections, she agreed to spend a night in Shahryar’s chamber.

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The 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 good joke.

Books by Eduardo Galeano. The whole point is to smash the reflection of conventional history, gather and arrange the shards in new patterns so that the past may be revealed in a radically renewed form.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Among the tales of which I was ignorant I include the story of the guillotine, which laboured on until Richard Gott’s books include Cuba: Barbara rated it it was ok Jan 13, At the same time, Ezra Pound was book-ending his broadcasts from fascist Italy with the music of Vivaldi. Diana Khoury rated it it was ok Sep 21, To dig Galleano’s view of history it helps if you’re cool with his feminist-Marxist-atheist “anti-heirachical, anti-patriarchal” agenda.

Jul 27, Chris rated it it was ok Shelves: Hundreds of micro-stories soon became pure torture.

Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, by Eduardo Galeano

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