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Stories of Almost Everyone

By Eduardo Galeano

Nation Books, Hardcover, 9781568584232, 400pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009


From one of the world’s most celebrated writers, his most ambitious book to date—an epic history of the human adventure, told backwards, forwards, sideways, through past, present, and future

About the Author
Eduardo Galeano's works, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages, include "Memory of Fire" (three volumes); "Open Veins of Latin America"; "Soccer in Sun and Shadow"; "Days and Nights of Love and War"; "The Book of Embraces"; "We Say No"; "Walking Words"; "Upside Down"; and "Voices of Time." Born in Montevideo, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom and the front-runner for Spain's esteemed Cervantes award.

Monday, Aug 24, 2009

Once exiled for 12 years, the Uruguayan author now spends his days at his hometown cafe, writing about themes that have preoccupied him for a lifetime. His latest book, Mirrors, is an unofficial — and unconventional — history of the past 5,000 years. More at

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