Walking Words by Eduardo Galeano

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These stories of ghouls and fools are found in the folklore of rural and urban Latin America, but are far more than an exercise in literary anthropology. Instead, these tales, riddles, aphorisms and paradoxes become testaments to the power of stories to make and remake and enchant the world. Woodcut illustrations.
 

About Eduardo Galeano

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Eduardo Galeano, born September 3, 1940, in Montevideo, Uruguay, has had a long and active career as a journalist, historian, and political activist. At the age of 13, he began publishing cartoons for the Uruguayan socialist newspaper El Sol. When he was in his early 30s, Galeano was imprisoned during a right-wing military coup and later forced to flee from Uruguay to Argentina. Later, another coup and several death threats forced him to leave Argentina for Spain where he lived in exile until he was permitted to return to Uruguay in 1984. Days and Nights of Love and War resulted from an open conversation with his own memory as he tried to understand what had really happened in his life. He has written numerous books including Football in Sun and Shadow; Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent; Guatemala: Occupied Country; and The Book of Embraces. In 1989, Galeano won the American Book Award for Memory of Fire. Mark Fried coordinates advocacy for Oxfam Canada and writes regularly on policy issues related to international development.
 
Published June 1, 1995 by W W Norton & Co Inc. 328 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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According to PW, ""Galeano brings intense lyricism, subversive humor and spellbinding storytelling to this assemblage of tales, fables and parables."" Woodcuts by Jose Francisco Borges.

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``Story of the Female Avenger and the Archangel in the Palace of Sinners,'' features Calamity Jane, who belly-dances in a brothel where enterprising hookers extract confessions from guilt-ridden Johns, until she is rescued by an archangel.

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