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

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Hardcoverpages. Say hi at tulikabahadur gmail. Barbara rated it it was ok Jan 13, Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter. Maybe you would do the same thing if you were an all-powerful king.

Now in his latest book, Mirrors translated by Mark Friedhe has used the same technique to retell the history of the world with a continuing bias towards Latin America — in brief episodes.

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.

Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone by Eduardo Galeano

Published June 12, Updated May 2, This is a great, concise, entertaining story of world history written from an alternative perspective, but there are no unwritten histories here. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Due to technical reasons, we have mirroors removed mirrogs from our articles. 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.


Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, by Eduardo Galeano

Among the tales of which I was ignorant I include the story of the guillotine, which laboured on until If you want galeanl write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters globeandmail.

It was certainly an interesting premise, but I don’t think I’d recommend it. The Scheherazade story is itself a frame story, a structure that allows all the other stories to play themselves out.

Refresh and try again. Part of the charm of such a collection is in being reminded of the stories that you know, and surprised by those you do not.

The beauty of Galeano’s book lies not just in the eclectic choice of stories he tells, but more mitrors in his elegant, pared-down prose, sensitively translated by Mark Fried, with never an unnecessary word, nor one imrrors of place — and he baleano misses a chance to tell a good joke.

Coca-Cola is one of Galeano’s favourite targets, and he tells again the story of how Fanta was invented in Nazi Germany during the war when the more traditional American soft drink was not available.

But we are all emigrants from Africa. 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.

Some of Galeano’s stories I recognise, but not always in the way he tells them. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! From there, our ancestors set out to conquer the planet.


Here is his account of the end of the monarchy in Brazil in And now and then Galeano goes out on a provocative limb, as in an apparently sincere defence of cocaine use: Many paths led them to many destinies, and the sun took care of handing out colors from the palette. 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.

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I think the vignette structure of this book made it really hard for me to get into it and even absorb much. Stories of Almost Everyone by Eduardo Galeano.

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Njoud rated it it was ok Aug 01, On to the next! And some writers complain about deadline pressure The answer, alas, is not much. And it is eternal”.

He did this for 3, days, galeajo nothing else steadily raising the value of virgins by depleting the realm’s supply. Aug 21, Wendy Lu rated it it was ok.