by Eduardo Galeano and Mark Fried
Hardcover, 391 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $26.95 |
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Presents a series of historical anecdotes and vignettes that challenge accepted views of human history and accomplishment.
August 24, 2009 Once exiled for 12 years, the Uruguayan author now spends his days at his hometown cafe, writing about themes that have preoccupied him for a lifetime. His latest book, Mirrors, is an unofficial — and unconventional — history of the past 5,000 years.
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July 14, 2009 From brief essays combining myth and history, Eduardo Galeano assembles a mosaic of global civilization. Though often depicting cruelty and oppression, the lyrical, accessible Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone is tinged with hope.
June 11, 2009 Composed of brief, enigmatic prose poems inventively organized, Mirrors ambitiously strives to paint a history of the whole world.
June 11, 2009 Your reading this summer may involve brushing the sand off page five — or firing up your Kindle. However you do it, we have some reading suggestions for you, straight from independent booksellers around the country.
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