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The Resource Children of the days : a calendar of human history, Eduardo Galeano ; translated by Mark Fried

Children of the days : a calendar of human history, Eduardo Galeano ; translated by Mark Fried

Label
Children of the days : a calendar of human history
Title
Children of the days
Title remainder
a calendar of human history
Statement of responsibility
Eduardo Galeano ; translated by Mark Fried
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • Following the dates of the calendar year, Galeano resurrects the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories
  • "Galeano's new book is his richest and most poetic yet, a joyous calendar of the sacred and the damned, a book of inspiration for those fighting tyranny, greed, and amnesia Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Galeano's new work has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that day of the calendar year. Each entry resurrects the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories. Among many others, you will discover the Brazilians who held a "smooch in" to protest a dictatorship that banned kisses that "undermined public morals" and learn of the day Mexico invaded the United States, the "sacrilegious" women who had the effrontery to marry each other in a church in 1901, and Abdul Kassem Ismael, the grand vizier of Persia, who kept books safe from war by creating a walking library, 117,000 books aboard four hundred camels, forming a mile-long caravan. Beautifully translated by Galeano's longtime collaborator, Mark Fried, Children of the Days is a great humanist treasure that shows us how to live and how to remember. It awakens the best in us."--
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1940-2015
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Galeano, Eduardo
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1940-2015
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  • Galeano, Eduardo
  • Fried, Mark,
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History
Label
Children of the days : a calendar of human history, Eduardo Galeano ; translated by Mark Fried
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in the Spanish language in 2012 by Siglo Veintiuno Editores Argentina S.A."--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
808413610
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9781568587479
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013002315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022472816
Label
Children of the days : a calendar of human history, Eduardo Galeano ; translated by Mark Fried
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in the Spanish language in 2012 by Siglo Veintiuno Editores Argentina S.A."--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
808413610
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
423 pages
Isbn
9781568587479
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013002315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022472816

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