Genesis

Front Cover
Open Road Media, Apr 29, 2014 - History - 336 pages
0 Reviews
“An epic work of literary creation . . . There could be no greater vindication of the wonders of the lands and people of Latin America than Memory of Fire.” —The Washington Post

Eduardo Galeano’s monumental three-volume retelling of the history of the New World begins with Genesis, a vast chain of legends sweeping from the birth of creation to the era of savage colonialism. Through lyrical prose and deep understanding, Galeano (author of the celebrated Open Veins of Latin America) recounts creation myths, pre-Columbian societies, and the brutality of conquest, from the Andes to the Great Plains.

Galeano’s project to restore to history “breath, liberty, and the word” unfolds as a unique, powerful work of literature. This daring masterpiece sets the past free, weaving a new kind of history from mythology, silenced voices, and the clash of worlds. Genesis is the first book of the Memory of Fire trilogy, which continues with Faces and Masks and Century of the Wind.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Preface
1424
The Clouds
1430
The Stars
1436
The Cedar
1442
Snow
1448
The Ovenbird
1454
The Armadillo
1460
The Rabbit
1461
The Ocean Sea The Sun Route to the Indies
1492
Santo Domingo Earthly Paradise
1498
Granada Who Are Spaniards?
1499
Valladolid The Fifth Voyage
1505
Guauravo River Agüeynaba
1511
Acla Pedrarias
1517
Teocalhueyacan Night of Sorrow
1520
Florida Ponce de León
1521

Seeds
1467
The Kitchen
1473
Fear
1479
The Sacred City
1485
Painala Malinche
1523
Madrid To Loosen the Purse Strings
1528
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2014)

Eduardo Galeano (1940–2015) was one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers. He was the author of the trilogy Memory of Fire, Open Veins of Latin AmericaSoccer in Sun and ShadowDays and Nights of Love and WarThe Book of EmbracesWalking WordsVoices of TimeUpside DownMirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, and Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History. Born in Montevideo, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has inspired popular and classical composers and playwrights from all over the world and has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He was the recipient of many international prizes, including the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the American Book Award, the Casa de las Américas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur.

Bibliographic information