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Mirrors
Stories of Almost Everyone

Summary

Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works ginvade the reader's mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.h

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. As Galeano notes: gOfficial history has it that Vasco N??ez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??h

Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men's fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.

about Eduardo Galeano

  • Eduardo Galeano‘s works, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages, include Memory of Fire (three volumes); Open Veins of Latin America; Soccer in Sun and Shadow; Days and Nights of Love and War; The Books of Embraces; Upside Down; and Mirrors. Born in Montevideo, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom and the front-runner for Spain's esteemed Cervantes award.

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