The Book of Embraces

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393308556
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About the Author

EDUARDO GALEANO is the author of Open Veins of Latin America, Memory of Fire Trilogy, Book of Embraces and the forthcoming Upside Down
Cedric Belfrage was an author, journalist, translator, and co-founder of the radical weekly newspaper the National Guardian. English by birth, he was deported by the U.S. government back to England in 1955, and later became the translator for the Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano.

Reviews

In an enchanting book of wonders, Uruguayan writer Galeano applies the collage-like technique of "Memory of Fire" . . . to his own life and the contemporary scene . . . Galeano's surreal drawings complement the text, blending wild imagination, pointed satire and old-fashioned charm. "
The factual skeleton of the author's life is given flesh and blood in his strangely beautiful book, in which poetry, fiction, autobiography, history, fantasy and political commentary mingle and reinforce each other in unexpected ways. --Jay Parini"
In "The Book of Embraces", Galeano goes out on the tightrope and then levitates in the air above it. . . . [His] subject is nothing less that the variety of human life and love. --Alan Ryan"
[Galeano] is a dangerous radical storyteller, like Gabriel Garcia Marquez, like Isabel Allende, and like Pablo Neruda before them. . . . The Book of Embraces is a mosaic, or Deigo Rivera mural in words. --John Leonard"
In The Book of Embraces, Galeano goes out on the tightrope and then levitates in the air above it. . . . [His] subject is nothing less that the variety of human life and love. --Alan Ryan"