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Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

Galeano, Eduardo

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ISBN 10: 1568584237 / ISBN 13: 9781568584232
Published by Nation Books, New York, 2009
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Octavo in red boards with white dust jacket; b&w illus.; 391 p., 22 cm. Abstract: "The unofficial history of the world seen--and mirrored to us--through the eyes and voices of history's unseen, unheard, and forgotten, over 5000 years of history." Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Signed by Galeano on half-title page; Dust jacket has only some minor bumps at head and foot of spine; boards are clean and free of bumps; pages are clean, bright, crisp and free of marks and creases; binding is tight and square. Like new. First edition, first printing (full number line). Bookseller Inventory # 84612

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Title: Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

Publisher: Nation Books, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works invade the reader's mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.”

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. As Galeano notes: Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??”

Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men's fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.

About the Author:

Eduardo Galeano’s works, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages, include Memory of Fire (three volumes); Open Veins of Latin America; Soccer in Sun and Shadow; Days and Nights of Love and War; The Book of Embraces; We Say No; Walking Words; Upside Down; and Voices of Time. Born in Montevideo, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom and the front-runner for Spain's esteemed Cervantes award. 

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