Eduardo Galeano

Eduardo Galeano is one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers.  He is the author of Open Veins of Latin America, the Memory of Fire Trilogy, Mirrors, and many other works. His newest book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History (Nation Books) is now out in paperback.He is the recipient of many international prizes, including the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the American Book Award, and the Casa de las Américas Prize.

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Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:15am
A World of Violence
[ The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s book Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History , just out in paperback (Nation Books). ] The Shoe (January 15) In 1919 Rosa Luxemburg, the revolutionary, was murdered in Berlin. Her killers bludgeoned her with rifle blows and...
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 9:45am
Century of Disaster
[ The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s history of humanity, Mirrors (Nation Books). ] Stalin He learned to write in the language of Georgia, his homeland, but in the seminary the monks made him speak Russian. Years later in Moscow, his south Caucasus accent still gave him...
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Monday, June 9, 2014 - 6:45am
The World Cup and the Corporatization of Soccer
[ The following passages are excerpted at TomDispatch from Eduardo Galeano’s Soccer in Sun and Shadow (Nation Books, Open Road Media ebooks ). ] The Stadium Have you ever entered an empty stadium? Try it. Stand in the middle of the field and listen. There is nothing less empty than an empty stadium...
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 12:45pm
Iraq Invades the United States
[ The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s new book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History (Nation Books). ] The Day Mexico Invaded the United States (March 9) On this early morning in 1916, Pancho Villa crossed the border with his horsemen, set fire to the city of...
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:43am
The Life and Death of Words, People, and Even Nature
[ The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s new book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History (Nation Books). ] Memory on Legs (January 3)
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