Upside Down has ratings and reviews. Glenn said: Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America, describing years of brutalization and ex. Eduardo Galeano, author of the Memory of Fire trilogy, is one of Latin at the heart of this compelling work: “The upside-down world rewards in reverse: it. Read “Upside Down A Primer for the Looking-Glass World” by Eduardo Galeano with Rakuten Kobo. From the winner of the first Lannan Prize for Cultural.

Author: Juhn Mooguhn
Country: Bermuda
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 1 September 2014
Pages: 475
PDF File Size: 4.53 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.89 Mb
ISBN: 265-3-70831-155-7
Downloads: 25358
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vomuro

Galeano puts the New Economy on trial, condemning those who accept a ‘reality’ that rejects the poor, and would allow globalization to reduce culture to entertainment, life to a spectacle, and news to advertising. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Refresh and try again.

The “killer instinct” is an essential ingredient for getting ahead, a human virtue when it helps large companies digest small and strong countries devour weak but proof of bestiality when some jobless guy goes around with a knife in his fist. Este es el primer libro que leo del autor y me quede muy satisfecha con su lectura.

It is frightening that Capone delivers a truthful message about the realistic and corrupt state of affairs, given the business he works in. Awesome price, quick delivery! Poor kids are disrespected for being eduardi, rich kids are respected for being rich, and rich and poor kids end up in the same position as their parents.


Days and Nights of Love and War. A real reflect of the world where we are living Developing countries — Social conditions. In Mexico, work is the only commodity whose price goes down every month.


Alessandro Nicoli de Mattos. Galeano offers us this devastating reflection of how today’s world seems to be constructed from an upside down perspective, where people’s main nurture comes from fear and how the system manipulates masses into thinking there is no other way around, as this is how “it has always been”, in terms eduarod injustice, consumption, predation of nature, racism, male domineering, dependence to machines and mass media power.

A work of fire and charm, Upside Down makes us see the world anew and even glimpse how it might be set right. Aug 23, Jason rated it it was amazing Shelves: Blacks have been treated poorly in both the northern and southern galesno dark-skinned black or Indian Brazilians form an underclass, rarely seen in the media or at universities.

It condemns us to solitude and consoles us with chemical drugs and cybernetic friends. Whether decrying violence, consumerism, ecological degradation, imperialism, or our car-obsessed worlr, Galeano’s humanity and heartbreak is evident on every page. There was an error while esuardo the following items.

Every nonwhite suspect confirms the rule written in invisible ink in the depths of our collective conscience: Illustrated with the engravings of Jose Posada, Upside Down will lacerate while enchanting, dance you silly while shaking the daylights out of you You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.


We may be badly made, but we’re not finished, and it’s the adventure of changing reality and changing ourselves that makes our blip in the history of the universe worthwhile, this fleeting warmth between two glaciers that is us. The Zapatistas’ Dignified Rage.

Upside down : a primer for the looking-glass world

Is this everything we have? This is definitely good if you want a reminder of how unjust and brutal the world is, with the focus on Latin America. Come to think of it, why do I no longer hear people calling that silly thing the boob tube or the idiot box?

Set up a giveaway. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent.

My only escape was going off to college. No matter how much they burn it, break it, and lie about it, human history refuses to shut its mouth.

And, God forbid, if anybody has any doubts, check out the flood of TV commercials: Faces of Latin America. Human Development Report Brazil on the Rise. View all 3 comments. The following items were successfully added.

Don’t have a Kindle? The review must be at least 50 characters long. Paperbackpages. It is a breathtaking rant, though, with language as beautiful as the world it describes is ugly.