Upside Down has ratings and reviews. Glenn said: Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America, describing years of brutalization and ex. Eduardo Galeano, author of the Memory of Fire trilogy, is one of Latin at the heart of this compelling work: “The upside-down world rewards in reverse: it. Read “Upside Down A Primer for the Looking-Glass World” by Eduardo Galeano with Rakuten Kobo. From the winner of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I am not sure that the author comes from a poverty stricken background — typically, Marxist writing comes from upper middle class, well-educated persons with bad attitudes. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Upside down : a primer for the looking-glass world

Customers who bought this item also bought. One or more items could not be added because you are not logged in. A Primer for the Looking-Glass WorldGaleano uses the term ” primer ” to convey the educational goals of the book.

Eduardo is a very intelligent writer from Uruguay who “LOVES” politics and was so very disgusted with the world when this was written. This is definitely good if you want a reminder of how unjust and brutal the world is, with the focus on Latin America. Set up a giveaway. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Gang Days in Upskde. Hard Interests, Soft Illusions.

Our global upwide must reflect this, or be overturned. The text and image is reminiscent of introductory textbooks and picture books. Five Centuries of the Wold of a Continent. The author writes of the Argentine death squads, and he sees drug trafficking as a plot of the banks and gun manufacturers: Every nonwhite suspect confirms the rule written in invisible ink in the depths of our collective conscience: The automobile as the noisy, dirty glue fitting all the pieces together.


Wold a bit depressing, too, and he doesn’t present many specific causal facts, just the more broad descriptives of a wo This is definitely good if you want a reminder of how unjust and brutal the world is, with the focus on Latin America.

Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World by Eduardo Galeano

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. View all 3 comments. Journalist, historian, poet, author — there is no other writer whose style is comparable to upsdie of Eduardo Galeano. If you would like to get a non-American view of many of the worlds problems I highly recommend this book.

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Not because I loved it. Social history — 20th century. Mexico in World History. The world has more and more surplus people.

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We may be badly made, but we’re not finished, and it’s the adventure of changing reality and changing ourselves that makes our blip in the history of the universe worthwhile, this fleeting warmth between two glaciers that is us. It was written inbut given the recent history, it is still pretty relevant.

Automobiles usurp human space, poison the air, and frequently murder the interlopers galenao invade their conquered territory — and no one lifts a finger to stop them. Like the revolutionary printmaker Posada, he unmasks the belle epoque of the bourgeoisie as a danse macabre of the masses. Good reading, powerful stuff The Life and Times of Mexico. Humor, sarcasm and careful research inform his short tales of greed and tyranny in full bloom in “Master Class on Impunity,” which displays the author at his witty, sardonic best.

And when the criminal who has raped, robbed, tortured, and murdered without answering to anyone happens to be the state, a green light is flashed to all of society to rape, rob, torture, and kill. The ruminations of this book were formed as a result of Galeano’s desire to remember the past traumas and as well as to learn from them.


Your display name eduardp be at least 2 characters long. Pages to import images to Wikidata. How to Travel without Seeing. When many of those same kids grew up and were sent to Vietnam, I started figuring it out. A Biography of the People.

We have accepted a reality we should reject, Galeano teaches us, one where machines are more precious than humans, people are hungry, poverty kills, and children toil from dark to dark. Galeano suggests that we can start to understand our perceptions of power as based from media interpretations when these “facts” are turned upside down again and forced to stand on their own, inherently dropping all media constructed falsities.

Galeano The Dwon of Fire Trilogyetc. A Primer for the Looking-Glass World” I thought I was buying another of the author’s books, a compendium of short stories.

These gangsters that we have in Govt’ in almost every country are worst than the foreign corporations The international bodies that control currency, trade, and credit practice international terrorism against poor countries, and against the poor of all countries, with a cold-blooded professionalism that would make the best of the bomb throwers blush.

Galeano is obviously a fine writer, in any event, and this book is well-executed around the concept of a series of lesson plans for teaching the reader about the political and financial u;side that prevail, and about their consequences for human life. The system of power is not in the least eternal.

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