"From pre-Columbian creation myths and the first European voyages of discovery and conquest to the Age of Reagan, here is 'nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere... recounted in vivid prose.'"--The New Yorker
A unique and epic history, Eduardo Galeano's Memory of Fire trilogy is an outstanding Latin American eye view of the making of the New World. From its first English language publication in 1985 it has been recognized as a classic of political engagement, original research, and literary form.
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"Not an anthology, but a work of literary creation. The author proposes to narrate the history of America, and above all, the history of latin America, reveal its multiple dimensions and penetrate its secrets. ... Faces and masks embraces the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." -- p. xv.… (more)