Faces and Masks - eBook
Faces and Masks - eBook  -     By: Eduardo Galeano
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781480481411
ISBN-13: 9781480481411
Series: Memory of Fire

Publisher's Description

"A book as fascinating as the history it relates . . . Galeano is a satirist, realist, and historian." —Los Angeles Times

For centuries, Europe’s imperial powers brutally exploited the peoples and resources of the New World. While soldiers of fortune marched across continents in search of El Dorado, white settlers established plantations and trading posts along the coasts, altering the land and bringing disease and slavery with them. In the midst of a bloody collision of civilizations, the West has birthed new societies out of the old.

In the second book of his Memory of Fire trilogy, Eduardo Galeano forges a new understanding of the Americas, history retold from a diverse collection of viewpoints. Spanning the end of empire and the age of revolutions, Faces and Masks brilliantly collects the strands of the past into an iridescent work of literature.

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

"From pre-Columbian creation myths and the first European voyages of discovery and conquest to the Age of Reagan, here is ’nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere . . . recounted in vivid prose.’ " —The New Yorker

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

"An extraordinary canter through the history of the Americas." —Isabel Fonseca

"[Galeano’s] tenderness is devastating, his truthfulness furious." —John Berger

"History has been rescued by Galeano’s prodigious talent. No book ever breathed more vibrantly than this one." —Houston Chronicle

"Passionate and lyrical, lucidly visual." —The New Statesman

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

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