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Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History - Eduardo Galeano

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Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History by Eduardo Galeano, translated into English by Mark Fried

From Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's greatest writers, author of the Memory of Fire trilogy, comes Children of the Days, a new kind of history that shows us how to remember and how to live

This book is shaped like a calendar. Each day brings with it a story: a journey, feast or tragedy that really happened on that date, from all possible years and all corners of the world. From Abdul Kassem Ismail, the tenth-century Persian who never went anywhere without his library - all seventeen thousand books of it, on four hundred camels; to the Brazilian city of Sorocaba, which on February 8 1980 responded to the outlawing of public kissing by becoming one huge kissodrome; to July 1 2008, the day the US government decided to remove Nelson Mandela's name from its list of dangerous terrorists, Children of the Days takes aim at the pretensions of official history and illuminates moments and heroes that we have all but forgotten. Through this shimmering historical mosaic runs a common thread, one that joins humanity's darkest hours to its sweetest victories. Children of the Days is the story of our lives.

"Passionate and humane ... so funny and at the same time so moving" Philip Pullman

"Galeano performs the sort of extraordinary feats of compassion, artistry, and imagination achieved in fiction by his fellow visionary Latin American writers, especially Borges, García Márquez, and Bolaño" Booklist

Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History by Eduardo Galeano, translated into English by Mark Fried - About the Author

Eduardo Galeano is one of Latin America's most distinguished writers. He is the author of the three-volume Memory of Fire, Open Veins of Latin AmericaSoccer in Sun and ShadowThe Book of Embraces, Walking WordsUpside Down, and Voices in Time. Born in Montevideo in 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He is the recipient of many international prizes.

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Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History by Eduardo Galeano, translated into English by Mark Fried

From Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's greatest writers, author of the Memory of Fire trilogy, comes Children of the Days, a new kind of history that shows us how to remember and how to live

This book is shaped like a calendar. Each day brings with it a story: a journey, feast or tragedy that really happened on that date, from all possible years and all corners of the world. From Abdul Kassem Ismail, the tenth-century Persian who never went anywhere without his library - all seventeen thousand books of it, on four hundred camels; to the Brazilian city of Sorocaba, which on February 8 1980 responded to the outlawing of public kissing by becoming one huge kissodrome; to July 1 2008, the day the US government decided to remove Nelson Mandela's name from its list of dangerous terrorists, Children of the Days takes aim at the pretensions of official history and illuminates moments and heroes that we have all but forgotten. Through this shimmering historical mosaic runs a common thread, one that joins humanity's darkest hours to its sweetest victories. Children of the Days is the story of our lives.

"Passionate and humane ... so funny and at the same time so moving" Philip Pullman

"Galeano performs the sort of extraordinary feats of compassion, artistry, and imagination achieved in fiction by his fellow visionary Latin American writers, especially Borges, García Márquez, and Bolaño" Booklist

Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History by Eduardo Galeano, translated into English by Mark Fried - About the Author

Eduardo Galeano is one of Latin America's most distinguished writers. He is the author of the three-volume Memory of Fire, Open Veins of Latin AmericaSoccer in Sun and ShadowThe Book of Embraces, Walking WordsUpside Down, and Voices in Time. Born in Montevideo in 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He is the recipient of many international prizes.

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Book Genre Short Stories
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Paperback
Publisher Penguin
Number of pages 448
Dimensions 19.8 x 2.7 x 14 cm
ISBN 9780141975986
Date of Publication 25 Sep 2014
Media Type Book
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