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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In its entirety, the book is a dizzying work of variety — and great heart.

Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

These embedded stories allay the king’s wrath; centuries later, a play within a play would catch esuardo conscience of a different king. Open Preview See a Problem? Dec 14, Evangelos rated sduardo it was ok. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He did this for 3, days, if nothing else steadily raising the value of virgins by depleting the realm’s supply. Maybe you would do the same thing if you were an all-powerful king.

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Follow us on Twitter globebooks Opens in a new window. Every day, the Persian monarch Shahryar married a new virgin and had yesterday’s wife beheaded for infidelity, real or imagined, who knows? We hope to have this fixed soon. Caitlin Reilly rated it it was ok Nov wduardo, It was certainly an interesting premise, but I don’t think I’d recommend it.

Some of Galeano’s stories I recognise, but not always in the way he tells them. Stories of Almost Everyone by Eduardo Galeano. Article text size A. Treat others as you wish to eduarrdo treated Criticize ideas, not people Stay on topic Avoid the eduado of toxic and offensive language Flag bad behaviour Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site.


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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your Facebook account. The Scheherazade story is itself a frame story, a structure that allows all the other stories to play themselves out. It passed on a world much more unjust than the one it inherited.

Now the rainbow of the earth is more colorful than the rainbow of the sky. Imran rated it it was ok Mar 12, Reviewed by Mark Kingwell. Eduardo Galeano’s new book takes its title from a shopworn conceit – stories mirror us, and various stories mirror each other, in their concerns – and moves from there to a numbing catalogue of brief narratives, each less than a page, that runs from ancient origin myths to contemporary reports of American perfidy.

Passing allusions midrors well-known stories, such as mine to Hamlet in the previous paragraph, fduardo complex ideas with economy.

There are as many women as men in human history. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Toronto-area woman at centre of court fight over brain death has died, family says. We all know the rest of the story: Email eduarddo Address never made public. Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. He also emphasises midrors permanent repression of women, the never-ending story of slavery and racism, and the continuing waste of the world’s resources.


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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I think the vignette structure of this book made it really hard for me to get into it and even absorb much. Galeano, brought up as a Catholic, also has it in for the church.

The author himself has proclaimed his ob Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. Open this photo in gallery: History books Politics books reviews. This is a great, concise, entertaining story of world history written from an miirrors perspective, but there are no unwritten histories here.

Lists with This Book. Deiaa rated it it was ok Jul 11, Maybe we refuse to acknowledge our common origins because racism causes amnesia, or because we find it unbelievable that in those days long past the entire world mirrora our kingdom, midrors immense map without borders, and our legs were the only passport required. Vanni rated it it mirorrs ok Jan 21, Now in his latest book, Mirrors translated by Mark Friedhe has used the same technique to retell the history of the world with a continuing bias towards Latin America — in brief episodes.

I’d like to think that sounds more convincing in the original Spanish, because in English it just sounds silly.

Sometimes, one can enjoy catching Galeano out. Hardcoverpages.