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by Eduardo Galeano

"Days and Nights succeeds not only because of its socio-political authenticity and lyrical style but because of its interweaving of anger and tenderness, elation and sorrow."--The Nation

Days and Nights of Love and War is the personal testimony of one of Latin America's foremost contemporary political writers. In this fascinating journal and eloquent history, Eduardo Galeano movingly records the lives of struggles of the Latin American people, under two decades of unimaginable violence and extreme repression. Alternating between reportage, personal vignettes, interviews, travelogues, and folklore, and richly conveyed with anger, sadness, irony, and occasional humor, Galeano pays loving tribute to the courage and determination of those who continued to believe in, and fight for, a more human existence. The Lannan Foundation awarded the 1999 Cultural Prize for Freedom to Eduardo Galeano, in recognition of those "whose extraordinary and courageous work celebrates the human right to freedom of imagination, inquiry and expression."

Originally published in Cuba, Days and Nights of Love and War won the Casa de las Américas prize in 1978.

Download Days and Nights of Love and War epub
ISBN: 1583670238
ISBN13: 978-1583670231
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Language: English
Publisher: Monthly Review Press (December 2000)
Pages: 220 pages
ePUB size: 1479 kb
FB2 size: 1884 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 727
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This book is for anyone immersed in the human condition, waging a war internally and silently stuggling externally. Galeano's collection of thoughts and essays and stories stirs the emotions of the reader and forces them to consider the entirety of the Latin American canon of literature as a formidable one. It encompasses genres such as autobiography, biography, testimony, prose, and short story. This is poetry of the soul for the soul, and shouldn't be limited to those obscure literature classes dealing with oppression
Eduardo Galeano's 'Days and Nights of Love and War' moved me in a way few books have the power to do. It is an extensive journey through the horrifying realities of Latin America during the 1970s. There is a seamless integration of the personal and the wider political landscape, with Galeano's journalistic accuracy interwoven with intensely beautiful, poetic and descriptive prose. The minute details of everyday lives merge with the brutal and overarching context of their existence, in which obliteration is swift, easy and abrupt. A phenomenal book.
Food for thought. Prize winning author. To read this book is to expand the universe of the mind.
Revealing! A real mind opener on Latin America and U.S. foreign policy! Should we call it imperialism? A must read! Thank you Amazon for bringing this out in a Kindle edition because the book is WAY OUT of print. A must read if Americans want to know the damage caused by its policies and those of its corporations in Latin America.
Days and Nights of Love and War might be the most moving and inspirational book I've ever read. It weaves together organically like many memories: without chronology, in snippets that each form the tiny brushstrokes of a life. Struggle for a better world can never exist only in antagonism. In fighting the dominant system, one must remember and care for the tiny and profound details that make the world a place worth fighting for. Galeano knows this intimately. Between scenes of bloody state repression he gracefully intertwines stories of lovers, children, lore, and friendship. It is in this juxtaposition that life gains potency and motion. It is precisely why (a la Che Guevara) because of deep love, one fights.
Lacks the poetry and intensity of the
trilogy"Memory of fire".Its ok
but fails to take flight.
One of the best books I've ever read.
awesome book.