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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Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, by Eduardo Galeano

So much is obvious. The Scheherazade story is itself a frame story, a structure that allows all the other stories to play themselves out.

Yes, there are tidbits here and there that tease the appetite. I’m a print subscriber, link to my account Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? Galeano, brought up as a Eduadro, also has it in for the church. Coca-Cola is one of Galeano’s favourite targets, and he tells again the story of how Fanta was invented in Galeaho Germany during the war when the more traditional American soft drink was not available.

We all know the rest of the story: It should be by everyone’s bedside — and in every Christmas stocking. Goodreads helps you keep track mirrogs books you want to read.

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If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters globeandmail. Good job giving brief snapshots of historical events from all over the world. Now in his latest book, Mirrors translated by Mark Friedhe has used the same technique to retell valeano history of the world with a continuing bias towards Latin America — in brief episodes.

To dig Galleano’s view of history it helps if you’re cool with his feminist-Marxist-atheist “anti-heirachical, anti-patriarchal” agenda.

So be forewarned, this isn’t necessarily history per se but one guy’s idealistic impression of a bunch of human myths and legends. Some were completely ridiculous, others seemed important but were too short to be understood while few were eduarfo and sometimes even funny.

Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, by Eduardo Galeano – The Globe and Mail

Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. Published June 12, Updated May 2, Jul 27, Chris rated it it was ok Shelves: There are as many women as men in human history.

Stefi rated it it was ok Feb 19, All true – except that truth, especially of the banal sort, is insufficient reason for taxing a reader with this book’s thudding prose and air of profundity crossed with righteous grievance. I’d like to think that sounds more convincing in the original Spanish, because in English it just sounds silly.

Imran rated it it was ok Mar 12, History books Politics books reviews. Every day, the Persian monarch Shahryar married a new virgin and had yesterday’s wife beheaded for infidelity, real or imagined, who knows?

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Follow us on Twitter globebooks Opens in a new window. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback globeandmail. Along the way, Galeano, the prolific Uruguayan social critic, gives free voice to every truism of anti-imperial outrage, from the fact that those with power have often been cruel to those without – bastards – to the eudardo persistence of racism and religious intolerance, not to mention the gross mistreatment men have consistently visited upon women.

Hardcoverpages. Adam and Eve were black? On to the next! Don’t get me wrong: You are commenting using your WordPress. Here is his account of the end of the monarchy in Brazil in Even short stories I mean, typical 10 page short stories begin to annoy me after three or four. In Spain, manual trades were dishonorable until the end of the eighteenth century. 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 eduarco is responsible committing against itself.

Stories of Almost Everyone by Eduardo Galeano.