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by Cedric Belfrage,Eduardo Galeano

  • ISBN: 0394747305
  • Category: History
  • Author: Cedric Belfrage,Eduardo Galeano
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Other formats: azw lit lrf lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pantheon (January 12, 1987)
  • Pages: 306 pages
  • FB2 size: 1331 kb
  • EPUB size: 1895 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 545
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Genesis: Memory of Fire, Volume 1 (Memory of Fire Trilogy). I can't count the number of times I've purchased and given Genesis, and the other books in the Memory of Fire trilogy, to friends and strangers

Genesis: Memory of Fire, Volume 1 (Memory of Fire Trilogy). I can't count the number of times I've purchased and given Genesis, and the other books in the Memory of Fire trilogy, to friends and strangers. Each volume alone is a treasure; the three of them together is an essential component in the library of anyone who lives in and loves the Americas. the story of the pre- and post- conquest Americas is gripping.

Galeano's Memory of Fire trilogy is comprised of short (typically some .

Galeano's Memory of Fire trilogy is comprised of short (typically some part of a couple pages) narratives, usually written in the present tense. That tense has been chosen to bring these memories of the past more vividly into our consciousness. Memory of Fire: Genesis-divided into short chapters, each with a footnote (or footnotes) disclosing their sources-tells the reader what happened to the Americas starting sometime before their colonization (with their mythologies) up to the 16th century.

Sandra Cisneros reads "Los Nadies/The Nobodies" by Eduardo Galeano from Book of Embraces, El libro de los abrazos (1989) "".

Translated by Cedric Belfrage. 1521: Tlatelolco Sword of Fire. 1521: Tenochtitlán The World Is Silenced in the Rain. 1521: Florida Ponce de León. The Sun and the Moon. 1522: Highways of Santo Domingo Feet. 1522: Seville The Longest Voyage Ever Made. 1523: Cuzco Huaina Cápac. 1523: Cuauhcapolca The Chief’s Questions.

Memory of Fire: Volume I, Genesis. In this political context, Open Veins of Latin America was published. This book made Eduardo Galeano famous overnight, although he was already a well-known political journalist in Uruguay. Like all his countrymen, Eduardo wanted to be a soccer player. Volume II, Faces and Masks. Volume III, Century of the Wind. He also wanted to be a saint, but as it turned out, he ended up committing most of the deadly sins, as he once confessed.

It is a fierce, impassioned, and kaleidoscopic historical experience that takes us from the creation myths of the Makiritare Indians of the Yucatan to Columbus's first, joyous moments in the New World to the English capture of New York.

Memory of Fire, Volume One. Genesis. I was a wretched history student. I believe in memory not as a place of arrival, but as point of departure - a catapult throwing you into present times, allowing you to imagine the future instead of accepting it. It would be absolutely impossible for me to have any connection with history if history were just a collection of dead people, dead names, dead facts. That’s why I wrote Memory of Fire in the present tense, trying to keep alive everything that happened and allow it to happen again, as soon as the reader reads it. EDUARDO GALEANO.

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For the first time, you can own all three books of Memory of Fire in a single volume. Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire Trilogy defies categorization - or perhaps creates its own. It is a passionate, razor-sharp, lyrical history of North and South America, from the birth of the continent’s indigenous peoples through the end of the twentieth century. The three volumes form a haunting and dizzying whole that resurrects the lives of Indians, conquistadors, slaves, revolutionaries, poets, and more.

Ever since writer read the first volume of the remarkable "Memory of Fire" trilogy, entitled "Genesis . Talk story abou t Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano. Vol. 1, translated by Cedric Belfrage, was published last year by Pantheon; the second will be published this winter. Ever since writer read the first volume of the remarkable "Memory of Fire" trilogy, entitled "Genesis," he'd been eager to meet its author. Galeano, 45, has been hounded out of one South American country after another and forcibly exiled from Uruguay for over a decade.

A re-creation of the conquest of the Americas and Latin America, divided into 2 parts. In the first are the myths of pre-Columbian America; in the other, the history of America unfolds from the 15th century to 1700.
Reviews about Memory of Fire, Vol. 1: Genesis (2):
Cesar
Galeano admits that he has not written an objective history of the Americas, and that some of the material is pure fiction. He intermingles fact, fiction, poetry, magical realism, historical quotes, myth, religion, social commentary and about anything else you can think of. The combination is very effective. It would make a great textbook for students with the ability to separate the fact from the fictional presentation of his representations of what the facts could have been.

His emphasis is on South & Central America and I'm glad. He does add enough about North American to fill out the time frame, but that's not the "story" he is telling. I need a better of understanding of the other two Americas.

I gave it 4 stars because I felt he could have made it a little more readable. I can't really describe what it is missing, but I found my attention wandering a little too often. I will read the next two books in the series (really - they are sitting on my shelf) because I enjoyed his interpretations of American (North & South) history.

(I don't know where the Product Details above gets "3 pages" - the book is 300 pages.)
Androrim
I can't count the number of times I've purchased and given Genesis, and the other books in the Memory of Fire trilogy, to friends and strangers. Each volume alone is a treasure; the three of them together is an essential component in the library of anyone who lives in and loves the Americas. My favourite of the three is still "Century of the Wind" as its reaches into the modern period and reflects on many of the events of which I am familiar, but Genesis... the story of the pre- and post- conquest Americas is gripping. Beyond good, beyond well-written, beyond engaging characters, Galeano wrote books that are *important*.

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