The Book of Embraces

Eduardo Galeano (Author), Cedric Belfrage (Translator)


Parable, paradox, anecdote, dream, and autobiography blend into an exuberant world view and affirmation of human possibility.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 1992
  • ISBN 978-0-393-30855-6
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 288 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“[Galeano] is a dangerous radical storyteller, like Gabriel Garcia Marquez, like Isabel Allende, and like Pablo Neruda before them. . . . The Book of Embraces is a mosaic, or Deigo Rivera mural in words.” — John Leonard, New York Newsday

“In The Book of Embraces, Galeano goes out on the tightrope and then levitates in the air above it. . . . [His] subject is nothing less that the variety of human life and love.” — Alan Ryan, Washington Post Book World

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