In a sequence of elegiac and deliciously droll observations, the distinguished Latin American writer, Eduardo Galeano here reflects on mortality and immortality . The great Eduardo Galeano died today. We look back at “Soccer in Sun and Shadow,” one of the greatest books about football ever written. Soccer in Sun and Shadow has ratings and reviews. said: Off-SideI love football. I grew up near of Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Sevilla FC.

Author: Kazijar Nikora
Country: Malawi
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 16 November 2006
Pages: 111
PDF File Size: 10.8 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.62 Mb
ISBN: 419-6-69090-866-3
Downloads: 18152
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vujind

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Notify me of new comments via email. Better than Foer, he is borne to the lunacy of football while at the same time being able to express what it’s about with elegant language and insight. Eduardo Galeano is a renowned author in Uruguay and across South America is well known. Galeano has a very singular gift and if you should be looking for a magical look at a sometimes brutal sport, this Uruguayan writer deserves to be read.

Hassan Khalid rated it did not like it Nov 04, He was most widely celebrated and defamed for his incisive critiques of Western imperialism and capitalism, as well as his lilting, graceful prose. Without question, the national uniform has become the clearest symbol of collective identity, not only in poor or small countries whose place on the map depends on soccer.

From Friedenreich onward, there have been no right angles in Brazilian soccer, just as there are none in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro or the buildings of Oscar Niemeyer. Possessed by soccer, the proles think with their feet, which is the only way they can think, and through such primitive ecstasy they fulfill their dreams.

Biting sarcasm with great humor. Amjad rated it did not like it Jun 08, Miguel Flatow rated it galsano not like it Dec 24, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Football, for Galeano, was eruardo intimate and indelible part of life— and more often than not, it represented the better parts of it.


‘Soccer in Sun and Shadow’ by Eduardo Galeano (Review) – Tony’s Reading List

I ij any reader can enjoy this book, even someone with little former exporsure ot football. Notify me of new posts via email. Want to Read saving…. There is nothing less mute than stands bereft of spectators. Eduardoo site uses cookies. I want something radical to happen, a change… I hate all the money being thrown around. Every comment left on my blog helps a fairy find its wings, so please be generous – do it for the fairies.

This passion enables him to imbue mundane actions with poetry, such as when enthusing over Domingos da Guiaa Brazilian defender from the s: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Read this book when you can’t watch eduarfo gme on TV. Buy the selected items together This item: Dakota rated it did not like it Aug 25, Email required Address never made public. Rolando Zamora rated it did not like it Nov 04, Few historical inaccuracies, but they do not destroy the magic of writing.

Sai Kumar rated it did not like it Oct 06, And I still enjoy it each time. But I did get the point of the beautiful game. Artur Friedenreich, son of a German immigrant and a black washerwoman, played in the first division for twenty-six years and never earned a cent. One of the greatest, magical, and most lyrical accounts of the beautiful game In eduxrdo witty and rebellious history of world soccer, award-winning writer Eduardo Galeano searches for the styles galesno play, players, and goals that express the unique personality of certain times and places.

‘Soccer in Sun and Shadow’ by Eduardo Galeano (Review)

Then, he sadly moves on to the trend towards commercialisation and its troubling consequences:. Violence is not in the genes of these people who love to celebrate and are wild about the joys of music and soccer.


From the depths of Azteca Stadium, you can hear the ceremonial chants of the ancient Mexican ball game. How to Understand Soccer. From a game of attack to a stultifying risk-free sport based on defence, from a spectacle full of characters to a business driven by robotic clones, from a sport played for the benefit of the community to gaaleano ad-driven global behemoth — Galeano is far from happy with the way things have developed…. Showing of 73 reviews.

At the start of his musings, Galeano introduces us to the basics im the game, running his eye over subjects such as teams, managers, players and the all-important supporters. You are commenting using your WordPress.

Nobody saw a wild wolf on the field. The machinery of power, on the other hand, is indeed edhardo cause of violence: He played joyfully and his joy was infectious: No trivia or quizzes yet.

The 10 Best Soccer Quotes from Eduardo Galeano :: Soccer :: Lists :: Paste

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Tragedy spins a continuous thread through these pages. Pimponaco rated it did not like it Jan 22, In Soccer in Sun and ShadowGaleano takes us to ancient China, where engravings from the Ming period show a ball that could have been designed by Adidas to Victorian England, where gentlemen codified the rules that we still play by today and to Latin America, where the “crazy English” spread the game only to find it creolized by the locals.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Personal, written with love that every real fan has for the game. A ball to lure fortunes from grass.