Baker & Taylor "Striking collaboration between Galeano's tales rooted in the oral tradition and Brazilian artist Josâe Francisco Borges' woodcuts in the cordel tradition is given a rich third dimension by Fried's imaginative translation of Palabras andantes. Readers will have to look elsewhere for introductory material, but in effect the book introduces and explains itself"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Blackwell North Amer Walking Words is a unique collaboration between the world-renowned author Eduardo Galeano and the Brazilian woodcut artist Jose Francisco Borges - a brilliant feat of storytelling in the tradition of Italo Calvino's Italian Folktales. With the same literary genius that Galeano applied to his epic history of the Americas, Memory of Fire, he here tells, as he puts it, "the stories of ghouls and fools that I'd like to write, voices I've collected in my dreamlike wanderings or heard in my wakeful dreams." Galeano's narrative sources are to be found in the folklore of rural and urban Latin America, but this is far more than an exercise in literary anthropology. Instead, these tales and riddles and aphorisms and paradoxes become testaments to the power of stories to make and remake and enchant the world. Through the medium of Galeano's eloquent language and Borges's equally rich images, "reality" stands revealed as a poor imitation of the real magic of human life and imagination.
Baker & Taylor Drawn from the mythic folklore of rural and urban Latin America, a collection of tales, fables, and puzzles by the author of Memory of Fire is complemented by traditional woodcuts by a Brazilian artist.