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Football in Sun and Shadow

Football in Sun and Shadow


Galeano can run rings round our glamorous football intelligentsia., When Saturday Comes

Stands out like Pele on a field of second-stringers., New Yorker

Galeano has a style of a great left half. He constantly switches the direction of play. His observations are acute. He delivers with an air of insouciance which cannot mask his mastery, Herald

Uplifting, reckless, ironic, impassioned... sparkles with supple imagery and a fine dry wit., Independent

Deeply humane . . . he has produced literature that will endure, monuments to the imagination -- Toby Green, Independent

About the Author

Eduardo Galeano is one of Latin America's most distinguished writers. He is the author of the three-volume Memory of Fire; Open Veins of Latin America; Soccer in Sun and Shadow; The Book of Embraces; Walking Words; Upside Down; and Voices in Time. Born in Montevideo in 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He is recipient of many international prizes.

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