A striking mosaic of memories, observations, and legends that together reveal the author?s own story and a grand, compassionate vision of life itself
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In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American
author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to
love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In
the signal style of his bestselling and much-admired Memory
of Fire trilogyâ€”brief fragments that build steadily into an
organic wholeâ€”Galeano offers a rich, wry history of his life
and times that is both calmly philosophical and fiercely
Beginning with blue algae, the earliest of life forms, these
333 vignettes alight on the Galeano familyâ€™s immigration to
Uruguay in the early twentieth century, the fate of love
letters intercepted by a military dictatorship, abuses by
the rich and powerful, the latest military outrages, and the
authorâ€™s own encounters with all manner of living matter,
including generals, bums, dissidents, soccer stars, ducks,
and trees. Out of these meditations emerges neither anger
nor bitterness, but a celebration of a blessed life in a
Poetic and passionate, scathing and lyrical, delivered with
Galeanoâ€™s inimitable mix of gentle comedy and fierce moral
judgment, Voices of Time is a deeply personal statement from
a great and beloved writer.
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