Genesis, the first volume in Eduardo Galeano's
Memory of Fire trilogy, is both a meditation on the
clashes between the Old World and the New and, in the author's
words, an attempt to rescue the kidnapped memory of all America."
It is a fierce, impassioned, and kaleidoscopic historical
experience that takes us from the creation myths of the Makiritare
Indians of the Yucatan to Columbus's first, joyous moments in the
New World to the English capture of New York.