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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
The first volume of a trilogy by the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, Memory of Fire: Genesis has been called remarkable, fascinating, vivid, passionate, angry, celebratory, and triumphant. It could also be called a history of Latin America to 1700, though that gives little sense of its style or scope. In his introduction, the author describes himself as "not a historian," but as "a writer who would like to contribute to the kidnapped memory of all America, but above all of Latin America, that despised and beloved land." To do this he has created a great mosaic of stories, most of them less than a page long.
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