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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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Cars and torture are bad. Most of written facts and history galewno war and being mean to all. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks to him, our crimes will be remembered. Now the rainbow of the earth is more colorful than the rainbow of the sky. Refresh and try again. Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. Galeano’s subtitle for this book is “stories of almost everyone”.

Follow us on Twitter globebooks Opens in a new window. The Chinese invented pretty much everything before Europeans did. 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. At the same time, Ezra Pound was book-ending his broadcasts from fascist Italy with the music of Vivaldi. There are as many women as men in human history. So be fo To dig Galleano’s view of history it helps if you’re cool with his feminist-Marxist-atheist “anti-heirachical, anti-patriarchal” agenda.

From there, our ancestors set out to conquer the planet.


Richard Gott’s books include Cuba: You are commenting using your Facebook account. One early entry quotes a Sumerian proverb about responsibility: Maria rated it it was ok Apr 02, Stefi rated it it was ok Feb 19, Eduardo Galeano did spark a flame in me to research some of the historical topics he has written about.

Mirrors are filled with people.

Eve Dean rated it it was ok May 29, And now and then Galeano goes out on a provocative limb, as in an apparently sincere defence of cocaine use: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

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.

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

Jul 27, Chris rated it it was ok Shelves: In contrast, exempt from paying taxes were military officers, nobles, and priests. Thanks for telling us about the problem. She told him a story. 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.

I really wanted to like this book, but didn’t. I’d like to think that sounds more convincing in the original Spanish, because in English it just sounds silly. Yet it is useful to recall that refraction is responsible for rainbows, and Galeano’s history is exactly that — a brightly coloured commonplace book of a kind that was once popular in our culture but has now almost disappeared, except in the Guardian’s multiply authored Notes and Queries.


MaryEllen Clark rated it it was ok Jun 09, Aamir rated it it was ok Jan 12, I d I really wanted to like this book, but didn’t. Imran rated it it was ok Mar 12, Say hi at tulikabahadur gmail. Open Veins was more of a conventional history, dealing with the economic exploitation of Latin America by Europe and the United States over five centuries.

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Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, by Eduardo Galeano

Aug eduarvo, Nikki rated it it was ok. In Spain, manual trades were dishonorable until the end of the eighteenth century. Stories of Almost Everyone by Eduardo Galeano. Thus, on Page of Mirrorsin the book’s cosmic final entry: Maybe you would do the same thing if you were an all-powerful king. And when it was over, as dawn was breaking, she promised another, even more exciting one the next night.

There’s a scene in Truman Capote’s unfinished novel, Answered Prayerswhere two bitchy society women discuss a recent party given by a mutual friend. To ask other readers questions about Mirrorsplease sign up. Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.