Mirrors

June 1, 2009 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

HCEduardo Galeano was interviewed by The Globe and Mail‘s Simon Houpt in advance of his appearance last night in Ottawa, at the Ottawa Writers Festival to a sold-out house.  Here’s a quote from the article, entitled “The author Hugo Chavez recommended to Barack Obama”:

While in exile, he composed a monumental work that remains his greatest achievement, a trilogy known as Memory of Fire , made up of thousands of short stories, many of which had been lost in time. That work, which covers the Americas from pre-Columbian times to 1985, and his latest book, Mirrors , which has just been published, offer an alternative history of the world. And if not explicitly political, they clearly articulate the ways in which the expressions of a culture serve those who wield power.

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