Book Of Embraces

by Eduardo Galeano

WW Norton | June 1, 1992 | Trade Paperback |

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"The factual skeleton of the author''s life is given flesh and blood in his strangely beautiful book, in which poetry, fiction, autobiography, history, fantasy and political commentary mingle and reinforce each other in unexpected ways".--The New York Times Book Review. Drawings.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: June 1, 1992

Publisher: WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393308553

ISBN - 13: 9780393308556

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Book Of Embraces

Book Of Embraces

by Eduardo Galeano

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: June 1, 1992

Publisher: WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393308553

ISBN - 13: 9780393308556

From the Publisher

"The factual skeleton of the author''s life is given flesh and blood in his strangely beautiful book, in which poetry, fiction, autobiography, history, fantasy and political commentary mingle and reinforce each other in unexpected ways".--The New York Times Book Review. Drawings.

About the Author

Eduardo Galeano, born September 3, 1940, in Montevideo, Uruguay, has had a long and active career as a journalist, historian, and political activist. At the age of 13, he began publishing cartoons for the Uruguayan socialist newspaper El Sol. He attended school in Uruguay and married and divorced several times. When he was in his early 30s, Galeano was imprisoned during a right-wing military coup and later forced to flee from Uruguay to Argentina. Later, another coup and several death threats forced him to leave Argentina for Spain where he lived in exile until he was permitted to return to Uruguay in 1984. Days and Nights of Love and War resulted from an open conversation with his own memory as he tried to understand what had really happened in his life. In 1989, Galeano won the American Book Award for Memory of Fire. His other work includes The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent and Guatemala: Occupied Country.

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"The factual skeleton of the author's life is given flesh and blood in his strangely beautiful book, in which poetry, fiction, autobiography, history, fantasy and political commentary mingle and reinforce each other in unexpected ways".--The New York Times Book Review. Drawings

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FROM: The Best Book I Ever Read

This is a difficult book to categorize. It is fiction, autobiography, short story, poetry, history, fantasy and political commentary. It moved me to laughter, tears, wonder, anger, and joy. It is a book which is best digested in small doses, easily done as it is a series of vignettes, all less than two pages long. I have read the book multiple times, and always found some gem I had missed before. This has become my favorite book to give as a gift.

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