Walking Words (Paperback)

With Woodcuts by Jose Francisco Borges

By Eduardo Galeano, Mark Fried (Translator), Jose Francisco Borges (Illustrator)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393315141, 328pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 1997

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"Walking Words" is a brilliant feat of storytelling in the tradition of Italo Calvino's "Italian Folktale." In it, Eduardo Galeano, author of the acclaimed "Memory of Fire" trilogy, draws on the folklore of the rural and urban Latin America to discover and retell "the stories of ghouls and fools that I'd like to write." These tales are beautifully illustrated by his collaborator, the Brazilian wood cut artist Jose Francisco Borges, and become testaments to the power of stories to make and remake and enchant the world.