Mirrors – Eduardo Galeano
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Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works invade the readers mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.
Mirrors, Galeanos most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through historys unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: Official history has it that Vasco Nez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind?? Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by mens fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.