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Pasta blandapages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Even the author disavows the book. He admitted he had little knowledge about what he was writing. It’s sad that anyone takes it seriously today. Evan Lemire No that’s a hit piece and was taken way out of context. Here is the full transcript https: Lists with This Book. Eduardo Galeano passionately recounts the horrific events ve the last 7 centuries in Latin America. I am neither a history buff nor Latino insider, so I discovered quite a bit, even as I concurrently traveled and experienced aspects of the region firsthand.
It should be noted, however, that the author applies no science or organization to his storytelling. Facts are obviously molded for dramatic appeal handpicking specific dates, excerpts from JFK speeches, etc. Footnotes are lacking for a st Eduardo Galeano passionately recounts the horrific events of the last 7 centuries in Latin America.
Footnotes are lacking for a staggering re of quantitative data, despite their couth and seemingly objective presentation. Even as I read this book with a grain of salt, I still found it powerful. For if only a tenth of what is said were true, it would still be a humanitarian story worth telling. I hope to learn more about these forgotten people of Latin America.
View all 8 comments. I have given up on this book.
There is far too much detail on the basic theme of taking advantage of Latin America. That was enough on that subject. Galeano escribe sin la menor idea de donde se genera la riqueza, escribe con odio al yanqui opresor.
Las venas abiertas de América Latina
Siempre hemos sido saqueados, siempre hemos perdido, los latinoamericanos somos perdedores. Nunca lea nadie esto. Mar 29, Carlos H. He calls the early Castro revolution a great success and exhorts the rest of Latin America to embrace the same route.
To his credit, in the years before he passed away, Galeano repudiated a lot of his views in this book and felt he did not have the requisite expertise to pen a book on political economy. This is apparently a very influential work in South America. I read the English translation. This guy basically wants everyone to feel sorry for Latin America. It’s supposedly a history but I would not call it that since Galeano clearly has an agenda. Yes it is sad that Spain and Portugal and Britain and the United States have used Latin America to their economic advantage but we should not dwell on it.
When Latin Americans read this they are more likely to pity themselves than work hard to impr This is apparently a very influential work in South America. When Latin Americans read this they are more likely to pity themselves than work hard to improve their situation. View all 3 comments. Compared to, Upside Down, I found this book by Galeano to be not only a bit more dense but also more tedious to read.
Maybe it’s because I am not a fan of dense historical books. When I read Upside Down, Galeano’s language fueled me and allowed the book to flow. His critique of the influence of the colonizer over the colonized truly intrigued me.
Though this theme is constantly addressed throughout Open Veins of Latin America, I found the book to be bit slower read due to the fact that Galeano a Compared to, Upside Down, I found this book by Galeano to be not only a bit more dense but also more tedious to read.
Though this theme is constantly addressed throughout Open Veins of Latin America, I found the book to be bit slower read due to the fact that Galeano analyzes the entire history of Latin America.
Es un libro totalmente enriquecedor. La cantidad de cosas que se aprenden son incontables. Galeano nos ha dado una forma de conocer nuestro continente que hay que agradecerle. Hard to finish and extremely boring. Faith rated it did not like it Jun 18, Com rated it did not like it Feb 13, Victoria rated it did not like it Dec 25, Dora Rodriguez rated it did not like it Feb 14, Alissa Chabat rated it did not like it Oct 25, Leandro Rosales rated it did not like it Dec 27, Iverton Cardoso rated it did not like it Dec 16, Ana rated it did not like it Sep 26, Ralph Berg rated it did not like it May 23, Gabriela Valentina rated it did not like it Dec 29, Miriam rated it did not like it Jul 03, Richard rated it did not like it Feb 19, David rated it did not like it Aug 11, Tomas Rugel rated it did not like it Oct 12, Matt rated it did not like it Jun 10, Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist.
The author himself has proclaimed his ob Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. The author himself has proclaimed his obsession as a writer saying, “I’m a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America above all and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia.
Books by Eduardo Galeano. Trivia About Open Veins of Lat No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Las venas abierta But good luck doesn’t rain down yesterday, today, tomorrow, or ever. Good luck doesn’t even fall in a fine drizzle, no matter how hard the nobodies summon it, even if their left hand is tickling, or if they begin the new day with their right foot, or start the new year with a change of brooms.
Who are not, vsnas could be. Who don’t speak languages, but dialects. Who don’t have religions, but superstitions. Who don’t create art, but handicrafts. Who don’t have culture, but folklore. Who are not human beings, but human resources. Who do not have faces, but arms.
Who do not have names, but numbers. Who do not appear in the history of the world, but in the police blotter of the local paper.
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The nobodies, who are not worth the bullet that kills them. In the colonial and neocolonial alchemy, gold changes into scrap metal and food into poison. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.