Walking Words

Walking Words

by Eduardo Galeano, Jose F. Borges, Jose Francisco Borges
     
 
The author of Memory of Fire presents a brilliant feat of storytelling inspired by the folklore of rural and urban Latin America. Beautifully illustrated by Brazilian woodcut artist Jose Francisco Borges, these tales are testaments to the power of stories to make and remake and enchant the world. 328 pp. Featured on National Public Radio.

Overview

The author of Memory of Fire presents a brilliant feat of storytelling inspired by the folklore of rural and urban Latin America. Beautifully illustrated by Brazilian woodcut artist Jose Francisco Borges, these tales are testaments to the power of stories to make and remake and enchant the world. 328 pp. Featured on National Public Radio.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
According to PW, "Galeano brings intense lyricism, subversive humor and spellbinding storytelling to this assemblage of tales, fables and parables." Woodcuts by Jos Francisco Borges. (Jan.)
Zom Zoms
Reading this delightful retelling of Latin American folklore, it's surprising to realize this is the same author who wrote the three-volume, heart-rending, and unconventional history of America, "Memory of Fire". Teaming up with Brazilian woodcut artist JoseFrancisco Borges, Galeano depicts the various and delicious ironies of life at the end of this century. For instance, in "Story of the Second Visitation of Jesus," the character in question "arrives hanging from an open umbrella . . . the son of God can't keep the breeze from raising his gown and uncovering his human nudity." All the pieces in this book are short, some as short as a breath. Borges' woodcuts are raw and to the point, a wonderful balance to the luscious words they illustrate. This book offers further proof that Galeano is one of Latin America's most innovative writers.
Michael Dirda - Washington Post Book World
“Anyone with a liking for fables, aphorisms, myths, fairy tales, philosophical parables, childrens stories, lurid tabloid headlines or clever graffiti will find plenty to enjoy. . . . At his best Galeano rivals such masters of the fable as Kafka and that other Borges, and it is to their work that his haunting pages should rightly be compared.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393037821
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 8.33(h) x 1.22(d)

Meet the Author

Eduardo Galeano (1940—2015) was the author of Open Veins of Latin America, Days and Nights of Love and War, The Book of Embraces, We Say No, and other works.

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