Walking Words

Eduardo Galeano (Author), Mark Fried (Translator), Jose Francisco Borges (Illustrated by)


From the author of Memory of Fire, a brilliant feat of storytelling in the tradition of Italo Calvino's Italian Folktales.

In Walking Words world-renowned author Eduardo Galeano draws on the folklore of rural and urban Latin America to discover and retell "the stories of ghouls and fools that Id like to write." These tales are beautifully illustrated by his collaborator, the Brazilian woodcut artist José Francisco Borges, and become testaments to the power of stories to make and remake and enchant the world.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • January 1997
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31514-1
  • 6 × 8 in / 328 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Anyone with a liking for fables, aphorisms, myths, fairy tales, philosophical parables, childrens stories, lurid tabloid headlines or clever graffiti will find plenty to enjoy. . . . At his best Galeano rivals such masters of the fable as Kafka and that other Borges, and it is to their work that his haunting pages should rightly be compared.” — Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

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