Books by Mark Fried

HUNTER OF STORIES by Eduardo Galeano
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"Although some of these pieces are on the thin side, this is a fitting final flourish for a literary giant of the Latin American left."
The final work of the esteemed Uruguayan journalist and social critic. Read full book review >
MAP DRAWN BY A SPY by Guillermo Cabrera Infante
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"An exile's plainspoken testimonial, bookending Orwell's Homage to Catalonia in the literature of political disappointment."
A geography of disillusionment as limned by the noted Cuban writer (Guilty of Dancing the Chachachá, 2001, etc.), once a stalwart of the Fidelista revolution. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A welcome update of a classic—Galeano's gift to the game he loves."
A revised and updated version of the Uruguayan author's lyrical exploration of the beautiful game. Read full book review >
CHILDREN OF THE DAYS by Eduardo Galeano
Released: May 1, 2013

"A cynic might say that it's more of the same-old preaching to the choir, but Galeano's many readers will surely find this secular calendar appealing."
In trademark telegraphic style and with familiar themes, Uruguayan social critic Galeano (Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, 2009, etc.) serves up a book of days for our time. Read full book review >
FIREFLY by Severo Sarduy
by Severo Sarduy, translated by Mark Fried
Released: March 19, 2013

"Rich poetry, elusive plotting and layered images make for an interesting read."
The penultimate novel by Cuban author Sarduy (Cobra, 1972, etc.). Read full book review >
MIRRORS by Eduardo Galeano
Released: June 1, 2009

"Galeano's admirers will be content with this more-of-the-same approach to universal history; newbies may find it gimmicky. Either way, this new installment is worth a look."
From the noted Uruguayan author, a broad, global, sometimes glancing look at all the ways humans do wrong. Read full book review >
VOICES OF TIME by Eduardo Galeano
Released: May 9, 2006

"Readers unfamiliar with Galeano's kaleidoscopic presentation may be baffled. Fans of his style will find this a gem."
Never mind James Frey's modest inventions. Uruguayan writer Galeano (Upside Down, 2000, etc.), with delightful daring, assumes that his story is universal, and that our stories are, too—and they need not even be strictly true. Read full book review >
UPSIDE DOWN by Eduardo Galeano
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"Old-time agitprop from south of the border."
Galeano (The Memory of Fire Trilogy, etc.) has set to paper an astonishingly straight-faced indictment of yanqui capitalism that—for all its freshness and wit—could well have been freeze-dried at about the time of Che Guevara's assassination. Read full book review >
WE SAY NO by Eduardo Galeano
Released: July 6, 1992

"For connoisseurs of propaganda only."
Uruguayan journalist Galeano, author of the portentously pastiched Memory of Fire trilogy, collects here almost 30 years of occasional pieces that exhibit a mind set so tightly over its blind convictions that apparently nothing by way of observation or analysis has pierced its essence for three decades. Read full book review >