Search Results: "Eduardo Galeano"


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SOCCER IN SUN AND SHADOW by Eduardo Galeano
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 >

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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 >

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MIRRORS by Eduardo Galeano
NON-FICTION
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 >

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VOICES OF TIME by Eduardo Galeano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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WE SAY NO by Eduardo Galeano
NON-FICTION
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 >

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UPSIDE DOWN by Eduardo Galeano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A sometimes abstract, sometimes philosophical and sometimes anecdotal mélange of chapters not always easy to follow, but almost always interesting."
A sweeping examination of the relationships between humans and money. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES by Eduardo Sacheri
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A view of the world as a dark place illuminated by personal loyalties."
A brutal murder is the starting point for this strange, compelling journey through Argentina's criminal-justice system; the Argentinian writer's 2005 novel inspired the same-named film that won the 2009 Foreign Language Oscar. Read full book review >

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SIMONE by Eduardo Lalo
by Eduardo Lalo, translated by David Frye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Like the song says, you can't always get what you want."
Ah, love: if it didn't end badly, it wouldn't end at all, especially for two star-crossed lovers in modern-day Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

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MONASTERY by Eduardo Halfon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A rising star among Latin writers, Halfon is a lively traveling companion, even at his most pessimistic."
With this sly, quietly penetrating account of life on the road—a quasi-fictional journey containing sharp reflections on his Jewish ancestry—gifted young Guatemalan writer Halfon picks up where he left off with his acclaimed The Polish Boxer (2012).Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SAVOLTA CASE by Eduardo Mendoza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Nemesio Cabra Gomez wasn't stupid and knew that if those above could get their hands on those below by means of the police, those below could also use the same means, ever though it would take more effort and lot of tact''), and the ever more inventive forms its theme, dishonesty, takes."
Spanish novelist Mendoza (The City of Marvels, 1988) concocts an involved mystery set in pre-WW I Barcelona: anarchism, arms deals, sexual politics, and cynical manipulations of power. Read full book review >