Hunter of Stories
For a lover of stories and fables, this is the ideal gift. Galeano is a master of the short and profound tale. Every page of this book is packed with insights about the nature of the world we live in and our response to making sense of it all. I was unfamiliar with this author, though he has written many books and is highly acclaimed.
In “Foreigner,” he writes about the cultural legacy we all share and should value: it should bring us together. Instead, we forget our mutual culture in the haste to label outsiders. The fact that we have common history is forgotten. The stories in this book help the reader contemplate this message, which is so relevant today. In “The Gates of Paradise,” the author looks at technology’s promise and the ecological nightmare it creates. Each page is rich with fodder for such contemplation, and yet he is not without humor. One is reminded of Aesop in reading this book. Unfortunately, it is his last book. The reader will find this to be a necessary addition to their library.
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|Author||Eduardo Galeano • Mark Fried, Translator|
|Page Count||253 pages|
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