Football in Sun and Shadow

Eduardo Galeano

NON FICTION, 1995. SIGLO XXI NEW EDITION, 2021. 297 PAGES.

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 professional sport,' writes the author, ‘has imposed a football of sheer speed and strength in which joy is forgotten, fantasy curtailed and courage forbidden. Fortunately, it still makes an appearance out on the pitch, albeit very rarely, when the odd scruffy-faced rebel throws out the playbook and dares to dribble past the opposing team, the referee and the crowd, out of the sheer physical pleasure that comes with embarking on the illicit adventure of freedom.'
Writing this book, Galeano has sought to do with his hands what he could never do with his legs. When he was a boy, he wanted to be a football player, but he only ever played well, sometimes really well, in his sleep.

PUBLISHED BY: Spanish SIGLO XXI EDITORES | Arabic MAMDOUH ADWAN | French LUX | Greece PAPYROS PUBLISHING GROUP | German PETER HAMMER VERLAG | Japan MOKUSEI PUBLISHERS / MISUZU SHOBU | Korea YE-LIM PUBLISHING | Poland SQN / POLITYKA | Slovenia /*CF | Türkiye CAN YAYINLARI | United Kingdom PENGUIN / HACHETTE | USA OPEN ROAD / HACHETTE

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