|Pages/Publication Date:||272 / 2017|
Uruguayan journalist, writer, and storyteller Eduardo Galeano was "a literary giant of the Latin American left" (Kirkus Reviews) and unique among contemporaries like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa for his commitment to remembering our histories—particularly in Latin America, a land "condemned to amnesia," as he once said. In this final posthumous collection Galeano has gathered more than 200 vignettes—some verging on poetry—that fluidly combine dialogue, myth, historical events, and anecdotes.
"Trenchant social critique and playful style suffuse these [entries]: some deeply personal, many fiercely political, others simply wise and penetrating, and nearly all humorous, whether satirical or self-mocking."—Library Journal (starred review)