New York London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1991. First Edition in English, 1st Printing. Cloth and cloth. SIGNED by the Author on half title, 8vo, tan one-third cloth with black lettering on spine and black two-thirds cloth, archival mylar-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) with images of colorful carved toucans, 281 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #4630
Eduardo Galeano (1940 – 2015) was an Uruguayan journalist and novelist considered "a literary giant of the Latin American left." In 1973, after a military coup seized power in Uruguay; Galeano was imprisoned and later fled into exile in Argentina. His book Open Veins of Latin America was banned by the right-wing military government. In addition, he was placed on a death list. Galeano's famous trilogy, Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire), has been described as "the most powerful literary indictment of colonialism in the Americas."
THE BOOK OF EMBRACES (Libro de los abrazos) contains Galeano's pointed and poignant reflections that have been illustrated with his own dark images.
Very Scarce SIGNED. EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION: very tight, bright, and clean in a comparable sharp dust jacket.