By Eduardo Galeano, Mark Fried
Author note: Mark Fried (Translator)
From the winner of the 1st Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, a bitingly humorous, kaleidoscopic imaginative and prescient of the 1st international in the course of the eyes of the 3rd Eduardo Galeano, writer of the incomparable reminiscence of fireside Trilogy, combines a novelist's depth, a poet's lyricism, a journalist's fearlessness, and the robust judgments of an engaged historian. Now his skills are richly displayed in Upside Down, an eloquent, passionate, occasionally hilarious exposé of our first-world privileges and assumptions. In a sequence of lesson plans and a "program of study" approximately our beleaguered planet, Galeano takes the reader on a wild journey during the worldwide having a look glass.
From a grasp category in "The Impunity of Power" to a seminar on "The Sacred Car"—with information alongside the best way on "How to withstand dead Vices" and a assertion of "The correct to Rave"—he surveys an international erratically divided among abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, energy and helplessness. we've got permitted a truth we must always reject, Galeano teaches us, one the place machines are extra useful than people, everyone is hungry, poverty kills, and kids toil from darkish to dark.
A paintings of fireside and beauty, Upside Down makes us see the realm anew or even glimpse the way it will be set right.
"Galeano's outrage is tempered via intelligence, an ineradicable humorousness, and hope." -Los Angeles Times, entrance web page