Memoria del fuego 1: Los nacimientos

Memoria del fuego Los nacimientos From pre Columbian creation myths and the first European voyages of discovery and conquest to the Age of Reagan here is nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere recounted in vivi

  • Title: Memoria del fuego 1: Los nacimientos
  • Author: Eduardo Galeano
  • ISBN: 9789876291125
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • From pre Columbian creation myths and the first European voyages of discovery and conquest to the Age of Reagan, here is nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere recounted in vivid prose The New YorkerA unique and epic history, Eduardo Galeano s Memory of Fire trilogy is an outstanding Latin American eye view of the making of the New World Fr From pre Columbian creation myths and the first European voyages of discovery and conquest to the Age of Reagan, here is nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere recounted in vivid prose The New YorkerA unique and epic history, Eduardo Galeano s Memory of Fire trilogy is an outstanding Latin American eye view of the making of the New World From its first English language publication in 1985 it has been recognized as a classic of political engagement, original research, and literary form Memory of Fire is devastating, triumphant sure to scorch the sensibility of English language readers New York Times 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 Washington Post 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 Boston Globe 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 Los Angeles Times

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    1. This 1982 book was stunning to me, the compelling way Galeano distills some turning points in Latin American history into visions and vignettes that march through pre-Columbian creation myths and the decades from the end of the 15th century to 1700. Two other volumes apply the same treatment from then up to modern times. tells me that Galeano, who died in 2015, was a leftist Uruguayan journalist and essayist who is respected for his 1971 historical critique of colonialism, “Open Veins of Lati [...]

    2. Why do white people own so many pets? We're not allowed to own people anymore.I got that off of the Internet.Three years ago Governor William Berkeley could proudly remark: I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have either for a hundred years; for learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them.-Yorktown, Virginia, 1674I got that from this book, a prime target for trigger-happy literature banners the wo [...]

    3. Four hundred forty-four (444) ratings, 48 reviews, GR average rating: 4.40. I was almost sure this is artificial. Maybe Eduardo Hughes Galeano has many friends, Latin American friends. How can a book possibly get an average rating of 4.40 from almost 450 readers? Could this not be the champion of all GR-rated books?No. Memory of Fire is a trilogy. The second book, Memory of Fire: Faces and Masks is even more eye-popping: 274 ratings, 12 reviews, 4.51 GR average rating.You might say nothing can g [...]

    4. مولانا غاليانوحكاء أمريكا اللاتينية الأعظمفي الجزء الأول من ثلاثية عن التاريختاريخ البشرية كما لم يروي من قبلبسم اللهفلنبدأ*******************************************علمونا عن الماضي بطريقة جعلتنا نستكين الي الحاضر بضمائر جافة. لا لنصنع التاريخ الذي صنع سابقا .بل لكي نقبلهتوقف التاريخ المسك [...]

    5. ماكرهتوش و ماحبتوش. فكرته مميزة بس مليت بعد اول ١٥٠ صفحة تقريبا.

    6. هل أنا من سلالة الهنود الحمر؟ بدات اعتقد ذلك،هذا الهوس بثقافتهم و بالمحو العنيف للتاريخ للروح للحضارة الذي لم يبق لنا الا القليل من نفحاتهالماذا أحلم بكابوس مريع كلما قرأت عن إبادتهم؟أو ربما يجب أن يكون السؤال على الشكل التالي لماذا لا أحلم بالكابوس ؟هنا في هذا الكتاب الخار [...]

    7. 1511 – ΓιάραΑτουέιΣε αυτά τα μαρτυρικά νησιά, πολλοί είναι εκείνοι που διαλέγουν το θάνατό τους: κρεμιούνται ή πίνουν δηλητήριο μαζί με τα παιδιά τους. Είναι μια εκδίκηση για την οποία οι κατακτητές δεν μπορούν να κάνουν τίποτα, αλλά έχουν βρει την εξήγηση: οι Ινδιάνοι είναι [...]

    8. Yes.I fell in love with history the second I got out of high school and realized how much of history is a story of people struggling against oppression and injustice. Struggling for democracy and equality. Struggling to make a better worldose born oppressed and those born oppressor, together.Colonialism is as much the story of those who fought back as the story of those who "won." America* is as much the story of its Indigenous nations as the story of its first undocumented** immigrants. As much [...]

    9. A beautiful book that exist in the strange ground between Howard Zinn”s People’s History and Borges’s Brief History of Infamy. It featured the rage and the unpeeling of the veneer of nostalgia and romance of history of the former and the irony, pocket novels, morbid humor of the latter. This is not a scholarly or popular history though the author does show his research, but more in the realm of epic poem and Borges, a savage and beautiful book. I can’t wait for the rest of the trilogy.

    10. I'm not going to use the word 'boring' because my father says that 'boring' or 'boredom' is a word that intellectually lazy people use, that in fact you're not actually bored, but just not properly describing your state of mind/opinion, and that you should probably just go outside and play or turn down the thermostat in your room because, apparently, cold temperatures 'build character'. Or something like that. I will say that this book didn't hold my attention, for the following reasons: basical [...]

    11. First, I am white and second, the history I know about Latin America Is depressing in what we did to the natives. I am sorry for this. Reading this book, told in small segments or stories reinforced what the Europeans did to the Americans, was just painful. I started in earnst but after awhile it was shelved for anything happier. It took me about four months to read and was glad to finish it. One of those books that I am glad its out there but the guilt for being white is too painful.

    12. Review #17 of "Year of the Review All Read Books"The Guaros, who live in the suburbs of Earthly Paradise, call the rainbow snake of necklaces and the firmament overhead sea. Lightning is glow of the rain. One’s friend, my other heart. The soul, sun of the breast. The owl, lord of the dark night. A walking cane is a permanent grandson; and for “I forgive,” they say I forget.-Eduardo Galeano. Genesis"Eduardo Hughes Galeano died today, Eduardo Hughes Galeano was a Latin Boom writer and journa [...]

    13. "لست مؤرخاً، أنا كاتب يحب أن يساهم في إنقاذ الذاكرة المخطوفة لكل أمريكاوخصوصاً لأمريكا اللاتينية،الأرض المحتقرة والمحبوبة : أحب أن اتحدث معها ، أن اتقاسم أسرارها ، أن أسألها من أي صلصال شاق ولدت ومن أية ()اغتصابات جاءت -أنشودة كوزكو-رغبت لامةان يكون لها شعر ذهبيمتألقاً كالشم [...]

    14. It feels ungrateful and churlish to not give it 5 stars. This is a massive and beautiful and utterly devastating portrait of the history of the violation, enslavement, and genocide carried out upon the people of so-called America, up to 1700. Actually, yes, give it 5 stars.But here is the challenge: beautifully written though each of these short pieces are (most under a page) -- and they are tight concise little works of art -- the sheer span of history leaves few recurring characters and this c [...]

    15. Bu kadar fazla referansa ait bu kadar detay bilgilerin derlenmesi insanı gerçekten hayrete düşürüyor. Latin uygarlık tarihi meraklıları ya da o bölgeyi tanıyanlar, o bölgede yaşayanlar için oldukça zevkle okunacak bir eser olmalı. Benim içinse bazı kısımlarını sıkılarak da okusam genel olarak ilgi çekici bir eserdi. Serinin ikinci ve üçüncü kitaplarında daha yakın tarihe ait olayların anlatılacağını tahmin ederek daha çok ilgi duyacağımı düşünüyorum.

    16. غاليانو يؤرخ اغتصابات البشر للبشر ، أعجبني الفصل الأول أكثر لما به من خيال جامح و صور جمالية منتقاة بعناية.

    17. Galeano is a fierce writer the first in a trilogy of books detailing/explaining/ravaging the Westernized view of the history/culture/society of, as he calls them, the Americas digging into the ancient prehistory of the region and its multiethnic peoples and their realities passages about culture, religion, commerce, trade, daily life a harsh read for the "Make America Great Again" crowd, or anyone who believes 'the white man' is the peak of civilization, or is even, in fact, civilized

    18. First things first, I got this book from NetGalley, so thank you netgalley and Open Road Integrated Media for this opportunity.Very rarely do I come across such awesome works of art that I find myself unworthy of reviewing. 'Genesis' by Eduardo Galeano, which is volume one of his Memory of Fire is definitely one such work of literature. It is a novel of the history of a continent, of a great many people who have been wronged so much, yet sadly they were wronged by some fellow human beings. It is [...]

    19. As the Bible begins with Genesis, this kind of Latin American Bible Galeano has written as a trilogy, entitled Memory of Fire, begins with a Genesis. The stories of the beginning of the world, the first man and the first woman, and the flood that killed the humanity, are strikingly similar to those we know, but then the story becomes cloudy, because it comes the time of the conquest and extermination. A radical extermination because of the Aztecs and the Incas, they tried to obliterate even the [...]

    20. This is on my "for school" shelf, but really, we only had to read the first 65 pages for school. I continued because it is such a fabulous book, and I don't regret it, even if it did take me all semester. It was well worth the time it took to get through it, and I enjoyed every minute of it.It reads almost like a book of poems, or at least that's how I read it. It's like a mosaic of small snapshots that, put together, tell a horror story. It's like reading a scrapbook through pictures. It's abso [...]

    21. The Indians Say: "The land has an owner? How's that? How is it to be sold? How is it to be bought? If it does not belong to us, well, what? We are of it. We are its children. So it is always, always. The land is alive. As it nurtures the worms, so it nurtures us. It has bones and blood. It has milk, and gives us suck. It has hair, grass, straw, trees. It knows how to give birth to potatoes. It brings to birth houses. It brings to birth people. It looks after us and we look after it. It drinks ch [...]

    22. Galeano starts off by reminding us this is a work of literature and not an anthology, and for this reason I'm not entirely sure how to review it. Firstly, because I don't entirely trust translations of literature, and secondly because I don't believe Galeano. As a literary work, the first volume in the Memory of Fire trilogy is astounding - its gut-wrenching vignettes and spiritually cohesive yet stylistically diverse journey is late 20th century prose at its finest, but as an anthology and as a [...]

    23. The first of the `Memory of Fire' trilogy, which taken together make up Galeano's modern history of Latin America - a mosaic of historical moments carefully put together, well researched and quite moving. About as good as history gets. Taken in its entirety the series is a never ending - mostly painful journey of Latin America's struggle to define its own future. The political critique is quite accurate and not overdone. Very painful stuff. This first volume starts with native legends - fantasti [...]

    24. Amazing piece of work. The first of a trilogy, Genesis is an inventive narrative history of the Americas. Beginning with aboriginal myths & legends and working through European colonization until 1700, it covers every place from the frigid Alaskan coast to the southern tip of Argentina, with great emphasis on the Caribbean, Peru & Brazil. In short, powerful glimpses, Galeano brings the reader into the minds of the heroes, villains, conquerors, victims, and "average" people of the America [...]

    25. هذه الملحمة الحية والحافلة بالتفاصيل والصدق هي الصوت الصادق لتاريخ كان يشير غاليانو بأن طريقة تدريسه تجعله أجوف وبائس ما يجعلنا نستكين للحاضر بضمائر جافة فكانت هذه الملحمة الصادقة والحافلة بالصخب والحياة والتي تضعنا في مواجهة مع الضمير الإنساني فأية أهداف وغايات هذه التي [...]

    26. The Memory of Fire Trilogy is beautifully written, ironic, funny, sad, unbelievable, historical, and I will read this series over and over. For those who dislike history, check this out- history isn't dead, according to Galeano- it's alive: breathing, twisting, forming our ideas about the present- it's uplifting and brutal, often for those who have no voice- Galeano gives them a voice with this trilogy, presenting Latin American/world history from the views of those on the periphery.

    27. I'm all for semi-experimental, fragmented narratives, but I ended up being desperate for something to hold into and carry me through these bits of history. I gave up halfway through. I appreciate the complication of history, but felt it was lacking in something. Or maybe I was lacking a bit in historical context.

    28. I read this years ago when it first came out, along with the others in this series. I just re-read parts of it again---a beautiful and poignant book that navigates the history of the Americas and colonialism through myth, legend, and indigenous narrative.

    29. A llama wishedto have golden hair,brilliant as the sun,strong as loveand soft as the mistthat the dawn dissolves,to weave a braidon which to mark,knot by knot,the moons that pass,the flowers that die.- Ballad of Cuzco

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