Mirrors: Stories Of Almost Everyone (Paperback)
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Mirrors: Stories Of Almost Everyone (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 02/09/2010
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In Mirrors, Galeano smashes aside the narrative of conventional history and arranges the shards into a new pattern, to reveal the past in radically altered form. From the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century cityscapes, we glimpse fragments in the lives of those who have been overlooked by traditional histories: the artists, the servants, the gods and the visionaries, the black slaves who built the White House, and the women who were bartered for dynastic ends

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846272202
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 375 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 27 mm


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'Brightly coloured commonplace book of a kind that was once popular in our culture but has now almost disappeared - 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 - Galeano's book is pure delight - a cornucopia of wonderful stories. It should be by everyone's bedside - and in every Christmas stocking' Richard Gott, Guardian (28/11/09) 'Galeano charts the rise and fall of civilisations with compassion and wry humour - [He is] an enchanting interpreter of history and its resonances, and a poetic voice of political dissent' Siobhan Murphy, Metro (26/11/09) 'In his most ambitious work since Memory of Fire Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano retells the history of the world from the point of view of the powerless, the voiceless and the dispossessed. As in Memory of Fire, he presents his story as a series of short vignettes, one longer than a page and most a good deal shorter; their cumulative effect is shattering' London Review of Books (03/12/09)

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