Genesis (Paperback)

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Weaving together fact and fiction, poetry and myth, Galeano gives us a new and vibrantly alive history of the Americas - at once a lament, and indictment, and a testament of hope.

— From Sarah

Weaving together fact and fiction, poetry and myth, Galeano gives us a new and vibrantly alive history of the Americas — at once a lament, an indictment, and a testament of hope.

— From Sarah

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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.

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 Books of Embraces; Upside Down; and Mirrors. 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781568584447
ISBN-10: 156858444X
Publisher: Nation Books
Publication Date: August 24th, 2010
Pages: 306
Language: English
Series: Memory of Fire Trilogy