Genesis (Memory of Fire Trilogy #1)

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Genesis, the first volume in Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire trilogy, is both a meditation on the clashes between the Old World and the New and, in the author’s words, an attempt to “rescue the kidnapped memory of all America.” It is a fierce, impassioned, and kaleidoscopic historical experience that takes us from the creation myths of the Makiritare Indians of the Yucatan to Columbus’s first, joyous moments in the New World to the English capture of New York.

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Overview


Genesis, the first volume in Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire trilogy, is both a meditation on the clashes between the Old World and the New and, in the author’s words, an attempt to “rescue the kidnapped memory of all America.” It is a fierce, impassioned, and kaleidoscopic historical experience that takes us from the creation myths of the Makiritare Indians of the Yucatan to Columbus’s first, joyous moments in the New World to the English capture of New York.

Eduardo Galeano is the recipient of the 1999 Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
“Memory of Fire is devastating, triumphant... sure to scorch the sensibility of English-language readers.”
Washington Post
“An epic work of literary creation... there could be no greater vindication of the wonders of the lands and people of Latin America than Memory of Fire.”
Boston Globe
“[Memory of Fire] will reveal to you the meaning of the New World as it was, and of the world as we have it now.”
Los Angeles Times
“A book as fascinating as the history it relates.... Galeano is a satirist, realist, and historian, and... deserves mention alongside John Dos Passos, Bernard DeVoto, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568584447
  • Publisher: Nation Books
  • Publication date: 8/24/2010
  • Series: Memory of Fire Trilogy Series, #1
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 363,036
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Eduardo Galeano‘s works, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages, include Memory of Fire (three volumes); Open Veins of Latin America; Soccer in Sun and Shadow; Days and Nights of Love and War; The Books of Embraces; Upside Down; and Mirrors. Born in Montevideo, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. He was the recipient of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom and the front-runner for Spain's esteemed Cervantes award.
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