|They are two collective nightmares: a man awakens as an enormous cockroach and cannot fathom why, and in the end he is swept away by a broom; another man is arrested, charged, judged, and found guilty, and cannot fathom why, and in the end he is knifed by the executioner||Galeano, as any reader of his works knows well, pays due attention to the silenced, neglected, and disregarded individuals and groups of days past and present|
|Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men's fears, this book is absolutely wonderful||Only if you are ready to read something that may contradict your fixed historical beliefs, will you appreciate this book|
History, that grabs you by the lapels or the scruff of the neck and yells, "Look at this! IMAGINE, a world without borders! This book, I feel, gives me both the choices: first, to know how to exploit the system to join the club of the few; and secondly, to have the ability to feel the pain so many people and species bear because of the most selfish species on the planet.22
|Bush, perhaps believing that writing was invented in Texas, launched with joyful impunity a war to exterminate Iraq||As for this book, only by reading the prose of Mark Fried, the translator, I am flabbergasted, can't even imagine how sublime is the prose of Eduardo Galeano|
|Just like Attenborough, Galeano had an unparalleled empathy for all those bearing the brunt of being born in the wrong country, class, race or gender||If there is a hell for the sins, we are creating it for ourselves here itself|
I first read 'Mirrors' in the month of May this year.