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the Looking-Glass World (in Spanish Patas Arriba: la Escuela del Mundo al Revés), originally published in Spanish in , was written by Eduardo Galeano . Eduardo Galeano’s Patas Arriba: La Escuela del Mundo al Reves and Understanding the Bakhtinian ‘Other’. Benjamin McLean. Sch of Lang Lit Cultures &. La escuela del mundo al reves () by Eduardo Galeano and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great .

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Lists with This Book. Galeano uses a sophisticated vocabulary that has given me the impetus to talk more passionately to talk about myndo in Spanish. Open Preview See a Problem?

Events such as the Uruguayan military coup forced Galeano into exile in Spain and Argentina ; [1] these exiles, in particular, may have been formative in Galeano’s life and writing.

The pretense of the prose tends to be preoccupied with learning to rethink the contradictions of society; in a moment when outrageous circumstances are normalized, it is time to reconsider the understandings many people hold, which, in turn, informs the way such people gwleano things.

Galeano paints an awfully bleak picture, and while the end shreds a bit of optimism the book has the undesirable effect to surround you with e for a while, or at least it did for me.

Galeano claims that these children see their own societies “as a threat,” and therefore are “stripped of eduardl identity”.

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Every African and Asian is equal to every European and American. Galeano is always worth a second or third look. And this in particular to a specific set of people as the author might call ‘the ones fro I haven’t read Eduardo Galeano’s books before but I should say I was impressed when I read this, that too in the first edyardo pages itself.


In Upside DownGaleano makes a set of rhetorical and visual choices that expose the intentions of his book.

Within this piece of nonfiction, he explores themes such as modern education systemsracismsexismpovertyeconomicsworkand societal fear. Mar 05, Stefany GG rated it really liked it Shelves: Not because I loved it.

I have only encountered Galeano in bits and pieces across my academic life, so it was nice to sit down with him and get to know him a little better. A real reflect of the world where we are living Upending experience calls into question structures we imagine as unchangeable and factual.

Most probably the majority of the events are altered to fit the argument, but none the less the idea is clear and simple. Poor kids are disrespected for being poor, rich kids are respected for reve rich, galeabo rich and poor kids end up in the same position as their parents. Could have done without the sidebars but the etchings were fantastic! An awesome, wry book from this prolific writer from Uraguay.

The author himself has proclaimed his ob Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. For example, failure is condemned while injustices are often overlooked as a mere fact of life. Un libro que puede decir cosas que ya se sepan o se hayan dicho antes del edardo pero complementa o redescubre asuntos desapercibidos o, al menos, vistos de forma poco aparente.

Eduardo is a very intelligent writer from Uruguay who “LOVES” politics and was so very disgusted with the world when this was written.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Its disheartening for me to note that I have lived with such ignorance about the outrages and injustices that continue to happen in our society.


Patas arriba. La escuela del mundo al revés

And this in particular to a specific set of people as the author might call ‘the ones from the South’. Memory of Fire, Volume 1 Also, I realized how self centered I have been and how much I have deeply buried myself in the modern consumerism.

Edyardo informative and enlightening.

Views Read Edit View history. Though focusing on Latin America, Galeano uses what he has learned from the political and social environment within Latin America to understand injustices and social dynamics xl the rest of the world. A Primer for the Looking-Glass World”, p. Galeano interpreta los datos que encuentra y los presenta mediante una narrativa en la que el lector queda atrapado Talk about opening my eyes to how our society sets our youth up for failure!!

Galeano fiel a su estilo, muy interesante y completo.

Despite the abolition of slavery throughout the world, there is a new type eduafdo slavery that has taken power, ” wage slavery. The ruminations of this book were formed as a result of Galeano’s desire to remember the past traumas and as well as to learn from them.

Galeano’s prose is accessible to intellectuals as well as non intellectuals; many examples are developed in very clear and simple terms.

Our global institutions must reflect this, or be overturned. Later on he uses the term ” practicum ” to reinforce such goals. Return to Book Page.