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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Notify me of new comments via email. At the same mitrors, Ezra Pound was book-ending his broadcasts from fascist Italy with the music of Vivaldi. 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 race is responsible committing against itself. Article text size A.

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Some of Galeano’s stories I recognise, but not always in the way he tells them. Books by Eduardo Galeano. And it is eternal”. Aamir rated it it was ok Jan 12, Maybe it’s a postmodern thing.

Mirrors are Filled with People – On Art and Aesthetics

Agus Wagner rated it it was ok Feb 20, Published by Tulika Bahadur. Galeano is a radical journalist from Uruguay, but he is also a poet and a novelist, and the brilliant inventor of a special genre of historical writing. So be forewarned, this isn’t necessarily history per se but one guy’s idealistic impression of a bunch of human myths and legends. It’s a large set of half-page vignettes, little stories and fables.

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Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone by Eduardo Galeano

Deiaa rated it it was ok Jul 11, Among the tales of which I was ignorant I include the story of the guillotine, which laboured on until 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.

Thus, on Page of Mirrorsin the book’s cosmic final entry: Diana Khoury rated it it was ok Sep 21, Everyone could vote, except women and the illiterate. Every day, the Persian monarch Shahryar married a new virgin and had yesterday’s wife beheaded for infidelity, real or imagined, who knows? Sometimes, one can enjoy catching Galeano out.

MaryEllen Clark rated eduarro it was ok Jun 09, Aug 07, Mark rated it it was ok Shelves: Adam and Eve were black? Post was not sent – check your email addresses! This is also true, yet he fails to point out that it was a Spanish general who devised the concept of the “concentration camp” when fighting against the Cubans in the s. Many paths led them to many destinies, and eduarvo sun took care of handing out colors from the palette.

A New History Yale. Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments. Notify me of new posts via email. Treat others as you wish to be treated Criticize ideas, not people Stay on topic Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language Flag bad behaviour Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. It passed on a world much more unjust than the one eduarfo inherited.

On to the next! Lydia Richards rated it it was ok Apr 30, All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site. It was certainly an interesting premise, but I don’t think Evuardo recommend it.


The whole point is to smash the reflection of conventional history, gather and arrange the shards in new patterns so that the past may be revealed in a radically renewed form.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I really wanted to like this book, but didn’t. We all know the rest of the story: Param Vaswani rated it it was ok Jun 28, Passing allusions to well-known stories, such as mine to Hamlet in the previous paragraph, communicate complex ideas with economy.

Cars and torture are bad. Good job giving brief snapshots of historical events from all over the world. Maybe you would do the same thing if you were an all-powerful king.

Mirrors are Filled with People

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Eve Dean rated it it was ok May gqleano, 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 lamentable persistence of racism and religious intolerance, not to mention the gross mistreatment men have consistently visited upon women.

He did this for 3, days, if nothing else steadily raising the value of virgins by depleting the realm’s supply.