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Paperback, pages ISBN: It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx.
Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin.
These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their gaaleano ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe.
Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people.
An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably.
Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.
To publish Eduardo Galeano is to publish the enemy: Thanks to him our crimes will be remembered.
His tenderness is devastating, his truthfulness, furious. This book is a monument in our Latin American history. It allows us to learn history, and we have to build on this history.
A superbly written, excellently translated, and powerfully persuasive expose which all students of Latin American and U. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent by Eduardo Galeano
This book, written more than thirty years ago, contains profound lessons for contemporary India. Eduardo Galeano ought to be a household name in this country. Open Veins of Latin America: BooksPaperbackeBooks Tag: January Number of Pages: