Days and Nights of Love and War

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Pluto Press, 2000 - 164 pages
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Records the struggles of the Latin American people; Reissue of a classic work; Prize-winning and internationally known author; In this fascinating journal and eloquent history, Eduardo Galeano records the lives and struggles of the people of Latin America. Spanning more than two decades and covering the entire continent, from Guatemala and Cuba in the north to Chile and Argentina in the south, Galeano vividly conveys what it is like to live in a time of intense violence and repression. Alternating between reportage, personal vignettes, interviews, travelogues, and folklore, Galeano pays tribute to the courage and determination of those who continued to believe in, and fight for, a more human existence.
  

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Review: Days and Nights of Love and War

User Review  - Gurpreet Pannu - Goodreads

Eduardo Galeano has this idiosyncratic way of presenting history as if it was a story, a tell-tale. This is a book of part non-fiction, part-poetry and also has short stories. It is just nourishment ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gabrielle - Goodreads

I should like refined literature better. And indeed, Eduardo Galeano is a very good writer....but I hated it. The only reason I read this was for school (AKA not of my own free will) Read full review

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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.

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