Eduardo Galeano

Uruguay, 1940

Eduardo Galeano is generally considered one of the most influential left-wing journalists and writers in Latin America.
His books have been translated into more than twenty different languages and transcend orthodox genres, combining reportage, fiction, journalism and political and historical analysis.

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By Eduardo Galeano

  • Use it and Dispose it

    NON FICTION, 2023

    Ecological collapse - and the discourse that continues to promote planetary disaster - have become a part of our everyday world. In this anthology, Eduardo Galeano proposes an alternative...

  • Open Veins of Latin America

    NON FICTION, 2022

    "I wrote Open Veins ... to share other people's ideas and experiences of my own that I thought might be of some help, realistically, in addressing the questions that have always plagued us: Is...

  • Football in Sun and Shadow

    NON FICTION, 2001

    This book pays homage to football, its bodily music and dancing eyes, while also denouncing the power structures of one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. ‘The technocracy of...

  • Children of the Days

    NARRATIVE, 2021

    Did you know that supposedly the most famous episode in Genesis, featuring Adam, Eve and the apple, doesn't actually appear in the Bible? That the Greek mathematician Eratosthenes measured the...

  • Guatemala. General Essay on Political Violence in Latin America

    ESSAY, 2020

    In 1967, a very young Eduardo Galeano undertook a trip that would mark his career as a journalist and his political sensitivity forever: he spent several months in Guatemala with the aim of...

  • Women

    ANTOLOGY, 2019

    Women who were major historical figures and women who were erased from its pages, women who dream and women punished for dreaming, women who survive and women who help us to survive. The women in...

  • Amares

    ANTHOLOGY, 2018

    «That's what the world is. A lot of people, a sea of little fires. Each person shines with his or her own light among all the others. In the end, we are what we do to change who we are. They...

  • Be like them and other articles

    ANTHOLOGY, 2017.

    «End of History? For us, it is nothing new. Already five centuries ago, Europe decreed that the memory and dignity of America were crimes. The new owners of these lands forbade to remember...

  • Days and Nights of Love and War

    NON FICTION, 2017

    In 1976, at the age of 36, Galeano begins a long exile that takes him first to Buenos Aires and later to Catalonia. Stricken by the disappearance, murder or exile of his companions, there he...

  • Vagamundo and Other Stories

    TALES, 2017

    If anything characterizes Vagamundo, it is to introduce us to Galeano as a storyteller. The characters of these articles and short stories cross the stories and themes that the author deals with...

  • Closed for Soccer

    ANTHOLOGY. 2017

    This book gathers all the texts Galeano wrote about soccer, most of them scattered in his published work, but also several unpublished and true finds, such as the chronicle in which, at only 23...

  • Walking Words

    NARRATIVE, 2017

    «I have come to José Borges' workshop to invite him to work together. I explain my project to him: images of him, his engraving arts, and words of mine. He is silent. And I talk and...

  • The Song of Us

    NOVEL, 2017

    The Song of Us is a novel of exile: the author evokes his forbidden land and recreates it through the adventures that intersect in its pages, on the background of the military dictatorship, in...

  • Hunter of Stories

    NON FICTION, 2016 (POSTHUMOUS BOOK)

    The 21st century is not turning out to be a great one. The abuses of a system made up of rich people getting richer and richer and screwed really screwed are the order of the day. The fleas are...

  • The Book of Embraces

    NON FICTION, 2015

    The Book of Embraces is a perfect example of the author's imagination at its most inspired. Celebrations, events, prophecies, chronicles, dreams, memories and hallucinations; extraordinarily...

  • Memory of Fire. 1. Genesis

    NON FICTION, 2015

    "Latin America has not just suffered the pillaging of its gold and silver, its rubber, copper and oil. Its memory has also been stolen so that it doesn't know where it comes from and can't tell...

  • Memory of Fire. 2. Faces and Masks

    NON FICTION, 2015

    Latin America has not just suffered the pillaging of its gold and silver, its rubber, copper and oil. Its memory has also been stolen so that it doesn't know where it comes from and can't tell...

  • Memory of Fire. 3 Century of the Wind

    NON FICTION, 2015

    Latin America has not just suffered the pillaging of its gold and silver, its rubber, copper and oil. Its memory has also been stolen so that it doesn't know where it comes from and can't tell...

  • Upside Down. The School of the World in Reverse

    NON FICTION, 2015

    After visiting Wonderland, Alice goes through the looking glass into an upside-down world. If Alice were to come back today, she wouldn't need a mirror, she'd just have to glance out the window....

  • Voices of time

    NARRATIVE, 2014

    This book offers a multitude of small stories that together tell a single story. The themes, diverse, build a plot capable of evoking the most pleasant aspects of human life, such as the links...

  • Helena's Dreams

    CHILDREN, 2011

    «Helena humbles me every morning, at breakfast time, by telling me her prodigious dreams. She enters the night like a movie theater, and every night a new dream awaits her. While she tells,...

  • We Say No. Chronicles (1963-1988)

    NON FICTION, 2010

    This book gathers articles and reports published between 1963 and 1988, dealing with topics ranging from Latin American revolutions to the colonial heritage, passing through indigenous myths and...

  • Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

    NARRATIVE, 2008

    This book has been written so that they will not leave. In these pages the past and the present come together. The dead are reborn, the anonymous are named: the men who raised the palaces and...

  • Story of the parrot's resurrection

    CHILDREN, 2008

    «The man regained his speech, and told how the parrot had drowned and the girl had cried and the orange had been stripped and the fire had gone out and the wall had lost a stone and the tree...

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