Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 0853459916
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Veins of Latin America Book Excerpt:

Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

Open Veins of Latin America Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

Open Veins of Latin America   Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Author: By - Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN: 9788188789665
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Veins of Latin America Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent Book Excerpt:

Erudite, angry, sweeping in its scope, Open Veins of Latin America is a powerful survey of a continent's under-development and the role of foreign capital and national politics in that process. Eduardo Galeano traces Latin America's exploitation and impoverishment through the history of its principal commodities. Over five centuries, he explores the minerals and crops which have made a rich region poor, while building the fortunes of US and European transnationals. From the gold and silver sought by the Spanish conquistadores to the oil and copper extracted by present-day foreign corporations, Galeano presents a disturbing and fascinating picture of economic injustice. Blending historical fact with poetic imagery, Open Veins of Latin America is both an impassioned critique of transnational exploitation and a tribute to the passions of a plundered and suffering people. Isabel Allende's inspiring Foreword to this classic text testifies to Eduardo Galeano's status as one of Latin America's foremost writers.

Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Latin America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Open Veins of Latin America

The Open Veins of Latin America
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Latin America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 1997
ISBN: 0853459908
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Veins of Latin America Book Excerpt:

[In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of ... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the Latin American bourgeoisies and their subservience to foreign powers, and how they interacted to create increasingly unequal capitalist societies in Latin America.-Back cover.

Days and Nights of Love and War

Days and Nights of Love and War
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Pluto Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2001-01-20
ISBN: 9780745317229
Category: Authors, Uruguayan
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Days and Nights of Love and War Book Excerpt:

'[A] masterpiece of reportorial thoroughness, painstaking research, and serious reflection.' Edward Said

The Most Intimate Revelations about Open Veins of Latin America

The Most Intimate Revelations about Open Veins of Latin America
Author: Owen Birling
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-02
ISBN: 9785458828239
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History
Author: John Charles Chasteen,James A. Wood
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780842050609
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Problems in Modern Latin American History Book Excerpt:

This is a completely revised and updated edition of SR Books' classic text, Problems in Modern Latin American History. This book has been brought up to date by Professors John Charles Chasteen and James A. Wood to reflect current scholarship and to maximize the book's utility as a teaching tool. The book is divided into 13 chapters, with each chapter dedicated to addressing a particular 'problem' in modern Latin America-issues that complement most survey texts. Each chapter includes an interpretive essay that frames a clear central issue for students to tackle, along with excerpts from historical writing that advance alternative-or even conflicting-interpretations. In addition, each chapter contains primary documents for students to analyze in relation to the interpretive issues. This primary material includes passages of Latin American fiction in translation, biographical sketches, and images. Designed as a supplemental text for survey courses on Latin American history, this book's provocative 'problems' approach will engage students, evoke lively classroom discussion, and promote critical thinking.

Hunter of Stories

Hunter of Stories
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN: 1472128850
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunter of Stories Book Excerpt:

'Not since Guy de Maupasant has the short literary form been imbued with such grace, elegance and poignancy . . . these quintessential and often poetic pearls astonish, inspire reflection and entertain' Morning Star The internationally acclaimed last work by the bestselling Latin American writer Master storyteller Eduardo Galeano was unique among his contemporaries (Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa among them) for his commitment to retelling our many histories, including the stories of those who were disenfranchised. A philosopher poet, his nonfiction is infused with such passion and imagination that it matches the intensity and the appeal of Latin America's very best fiction. Published here for the first time in an elegant English translation by long-time collaborator Mark Fried, Hunter of Stories is a deeply considered collection of Galeano's final musings on history, memory, humour, tragedy and loss. Written in his signature style - vignettes that fluidly combine dialogue, fables, and anecdotes - every page displays the original thinking and compassion that made Galeano one of the most original and beloved voices in world literature.

Children of the Days

Children of the Days
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-05-09
ISBN: 0141975997
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of the Days Book Excerpt:

From Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's greatest living writers, author of the Memory of Fire trilogy, comes Children of the Days a new kind of history that shows us how to remember and how to live This book is shaped like a calendar. Each day brings with it a story: a journey, feast or tragedy that really happened on that date, from all possible years and all corners of the world. From Abdul Kassem Ismail, the tenth-century Persian who never went anywhere without his library - all seventeen thousand books of it, on four hundred camels; to the Brazilian city of Sorocaba, which on February 8 1980 responded to the outlawing of public kissing by becoming one huge kissodrome; to July 1 2008, the day the US government decided to remove Nelson Mandela's name from its list of dangerous terrorists, Children of the Days takes aim at the pretensions of official history and illuminates moments and heroes that we have all but forgotten. Through this shimmering historical mosaic runs a common thread, one that joins humanity's darkest hours to its sweetest victories. Children of the Days is the story of our lives. 'Galeano performs the sort of extraordinary feats of compassion, artistry, and imagination achieved in fiction by his fellow visionary Latin American writers, especially Borges, García Márquez, and Bolaño' Booklist, starred review 'Galeano's prose is nearly lulling in its lyricism' Neil Gordon, New York Times Book Review 'The elegance of Galeano's words - they're just penetrating, so beautiful' San Francisco Chronicle, Danny Glover Eduardo Galeano is one of Latin America's most distinguished writers. He is the author of the three-volume Memory of Fire; Open Veins of Latin America; Soccer in Sun and Shadow; The Book of Embraces; Walking Words; Upside Down; and Voices in Time. Born in Montevideo in 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He is recipient of many international prizes.

Las venas abiertas de Am rica Latina

Las venas abiertas de Am  rica Latina
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: América Latina
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Genesis

Genesis
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN: 1480481386
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genesis Book Excerpt:

“An epic work of literary creation . . . There could be no greater vindication of the wonders of the lands and people of Latin America than Memory of Fire.” —The Washington Post Eduardo Galeano’s monumental three-volume retelling of the history of the New World begins with Genesis, a vast chain of legends sweeping from the birth of creation to the era of savage colonialism. Through lyrical prose and deep understanding, Galeano (author of the celebrated Open Veins of Latin America) recounts creation myths, pre-Columbian societies, and the brutality of conquest, from the Andes to the Great Plains. Galeano’s project to restore to history “breath, liberty, and the word” unfolds as a unique, powerful work of literature. This daring masterpiece sets the past free, weaving a new kind of history from mythology, silenced voices, and the clash of worlds. Genesis is the first book of the Memory of Fire trilogy, which continues with Faces and Masks and Century of the Wind.

Mirrors

Mirrors
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN: 0786744707
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mirrors Book Excerpt:

Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works "invade the reader's mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism." 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: "Official history has it that Vasco Núde Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??" 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.

Football in Sun and Shadow

Football in Sun and Shadow
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN: 0241355362
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Football in Sun and Shadow Book Excerpt:

'Football is a pleasure that hurts' This unashamedly emotional history of football is a homage to the romance and drama, spectacle and passion of a 'great pagan mass'. Through stories of superstition, heartbreak, tragedy, luck, heroes and villains, those who lived for football and those who died for it, Eduardo Galeano celebrates the glory of a game that - however much the rich and powerful try to control it - still retains its magic. 'The Uruguayan whose writing got right to the heart of football ... readers were never in doubt of the warmth of the blood running through his veins' Guardian 'Galeano can run rings round our glamorous football intelligentsia' When Saturday Comes 'Stands out like Pele on a field of second-stringers' New Yorker

The Memory of Fire Trilogy

The Memory of Fire Trilogy
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 984
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN: 1480481432
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory of Fire Trilogy Book Excerpt:

All three books in the American Book Award–winning Memory of Fire Trilogy available in a single volume for the first time. Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire Trilogy defies categorization—or perhaps creates its own. It is a passionate, razor-sharp, lyrical history of North and South America, from the birth of the continent’s indigenous peoples through the end of the twentieth century. The three volumes form a haunting and dizzying whole that resurrects the lives of Indians, conquistadors, slaves, revolutionaries, poets, and more. The first book, Genesis, pays homage to the many origin stories of the tribes of the Americas, and paints a verdant portrait of life in the New World through the age of the conquistadors. The second book, Faces and Masks, spans the two centuries between the years 1700 and 1900, in which colonial powers plundered their newfound territories, ultimately giving way to a rising tide of dictators. And in the final installment, Century of the Wind, Galeano brings his story into the twentieth century, in which a fractured continent enters the modern age as popular revolts blaze from North to South. This celebrated series is a landmark of contemporary Latin American writing, and a brilliant document of culture.

Upside Down

Upside Down
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN: 1466869380
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Upside Down Book Excerpt:

From the winner of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, a bitingly funny, kaleidoscopic vision of the first world through the eyes of the third Eduardo Galeano, author of the incomparable Memory of Fire Trilogy, combines a novelist's intensity, a poet's lyricism, a journalist's fearlessness, and the strong judgments of an engaged historian. Now his talents are richly displayed in Upside Down, an eloquent, passionate, sometimes hilarious exposé of our first-world privileges and assumptions. In a series of lesson plans and a "program of study" about our beleaguered planet, Galeano takes the reader on a wild trip through the global looking glass. From a master class in "The Impunity of Power" to a seminar on "The Sacred Car"--with tips along the way on "How to Resist Useless Vices" and a declaration of "The Right to Rave"--he surveys a world unevenly divided between abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, power and helplessness. We have accepted a reality we should reject, Galeano teaches us, one where machines are more precious than humans, people are hungry, poverty kills, and children toil from dark to dark. A work of fire and charm, Upside Down makes us see the world anew and even glimpse how it might be set right. "Galeano's outrage is tempered by intelligence, an ineradicable sense of humor, and hope." -Los Angeles Times, front page

Conspiracy Theories and Latin American History

Conspiracy Theories and Latin American History
Author: Luis Roniger,Leonardo Senkman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2021-09-10
ISBN: 1000438724
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conspiracy Theories and Latin American History Book Excerpt:

This book is a systematic inquiry of conspiracy theories across Latin America. Conspiracy theories project not only an interpretive logic of reality that leads people to believe in sinister machinations, but also imply a theory of power that requires mobilizing and taking action. Through history, many have fallen for the allure of conspiratorial narratives, even the most unsubstantiated and bizarre. This book traces the main conspiracy theories developing in Latin America since late colonial times and into the present, and identifies the geopolitical, socioeconomic and cultural scenarios of their diffusion and mobilization. Students and scholars of Latin American history and politics, as well as comparatists, will find in this book penetrating analyses of major conspiratorial designs in this multi-state region of the Americas.

Voices of Time

Voices of Time
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 1429900350
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of Time Book Excerpt:

A striking mosaic of memories, observations, and legends that together reveal the author's own story and a grand, compassionate vision of life itself In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his bestselling and much-admired Memory of Fire trilogy—brief fragments that build steadily into an organic whole—Galeano offers a rich, wry history of his life and times that is both calmly philosophical and fiercely political. Beginning with blue algae, the earliest of life forms, these 333 vignettes alight on the Galeano family's immigration to Uruguay in the early twentieth century, the fate of love letters intercepted by a military dictatorship, abuses by the rich and powerful, the latest military outrages, and the author's own encounters with all manner of living matter, including generals, bums, dissidents, soccer stars, ducks, and trees. Out of these meditations emerges neither anger nor bitterness, but a celebration of a blessed life in a harsh world. Poetic and passionate, scathing and lyrical, delivered with Galeano's inimitable mix of gentle comedy and fierce moral judgment, Voices of Time is a deeply personal statement from a great and beloved writer.

Soccer in Sun and Shadow

Soccer in Sun and Shadow
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781859844236
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soccer in Sun and Shadow Book Excerpt:

Cover note: Revisd edition including commentary on the 2002 World Cup.

Brazil Emerging Forever

Brazil   Emerging Forever
Author: Victor Krasilshchikov
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030502082
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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