Century of the Wind - eBook
Century of the Wind - eBook  -     By: Eduardo Galeano
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781480481428
ISBN-13: 9781480481428
Series: Memory of Fire

Publisher's Description

"Nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere." —The New Yorker

From Guatemala to Rio de Janeiro, La Paz to New York City, Managua to Havana, Century of the Wind ties together the events and people—both large and small—that define the Americas. In hundreds of lyrical and vivid narratives, the final installment of Galeano’s indispensible trilogy sees the building of the Panama Canal, the disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples living over Colombia’s oil fields, the creation of Superman and the heyday of Faulkner, and coups and upheavals that cleaved an already fragmented continent. Galeano’s elegy moves year by year through the century of Castro, Picasso, and Reagan, blending the many voices and varying locales of North and South America and forming a history that is stunning in its scope and savage beauty.

Author Bio

Eduardo Galeano (1940–2015) was one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers. He was the author of the trilogy Memory of Fire, Open Veins of Latin AmericaSoccer in Sun and ShadowDays and Nights of Love and WarThe Book of EmbracesWalking WordsVoices of TimeUpside DownMirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, and Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History. Born in Montevideo, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has inspired popular and classical composers and playwrights from all over the world and has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He was the recipient of many international prizes, including the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the American Book Award, the Casa de las Américas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur.

Editorial Reviews

"[Galeano’s] works invent genre by smashing categories and joining fragments to yield a ’voice of voices.’ . . . Memory of Fire is devastating, triumphant . . . sure to scorch the sensibility of English-language readers." —The New York Times Book Review

"A massive fresco of Latin American history since the pre-Columbian era to modern times." —Isabel Allende

"An epic work of literary creation . . . There could be no greater vindication of the wonders of the lands and people of Latin America." —The Washington Post

"Galeano’s outrage is tempered by intelligence, an ineradicable sense of humor, and hope." —Los Angeles Times

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