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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Return to Book Page. Preview — Patas arriba. From a master class in “The Impunity of Power” to a seminar on “The Sacred Car”—with tips along the way on “How to Resist Useless Vices” and a declaration of the “The Right to Rave”—he surveys a world unevenly divided between abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, power and helplessness.
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We have accepted a “reality” we should reject, he writes, one where poverty kills, people are hungry, machines are more precious than humans, and children work from dark to dark.
In the North, we are fed on a diet of artificial need and gzleano made the same by things we own; the South is the galley slave enabling our greed. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Lists with This Book. Estoy empezando a considerar a Galeano como autor favorito. Un libro que puede decir cosas que ya se sepan o galeao hayan dicho antes del mundo pero complementa o redescubre asuntos desapercibidos o, al menos, vistos de forma poco aparente.
Jun 02, Sofia rated it really liked it Shelves: Not because I loved it. Upside down was not nice at all. It’s like taking all journalists’ cynicism and rolling it up in a giant ball then rolling it towards the reader. Eduardo is a very intelligent writer from Uruguay who “LOVES” politics and was so very disgusted with the world when this was written. The sentiments spread after having read it. Read at your own peril View all 3 comments.
Sep 22, Ezequiel L. Galeano fiel a su estilo, muy interesante y completo. Por momentos algo denso, pero vale la pena. A real reflect of the world where we are living I galano this book up for a dollar at a used book sale, not really knowing what to expect. I really loved this book, and it made me want to add a lot of other books about Latin American history to my reading list. For a book that discusses such awful events and persistent inequality there were some very darkly funny moments I wasn’t expecting.
Jan 21, Air Knight rated it really liked it Shelves: In Classic Galeano style, wave after wave of facts supported by a healthy dose of passionate arguments, Patas arriba makes an effort to explain what is wrong with the world, how can be possible edusrdo evolved and civilized human beings passively tolerate the extremely unfair conditions of the current system and why, despite the absurd amount of negative effects the system has it continues to be viewed as the best choice in pretty much the whole world.
It covers a wide range of topics: Sexism, raci In Classic Galeano style, wave after wave of facts supported by a healthy dose of passionate arguments, Patas arriba makes an effort to explain what is wrong with the world, how can be possible that evolved and civilized human beings passively tolerate the extremely unfair conditions of the current system and why, despite the absurd amount gwleano negative effects the system has it continues to be viewed as the best choice in pretty much the whole world.
Sexism, racism and the excuses to create such prejudices, the devastating effects edkardo colonialism and and imperialism on the so called developing countries, the promotion of war and violence, the harmful effects of globalization on diversity, the rise of a culture of consumism and the identity defined by posessions, and so on. 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 pessimism for a while, or at least it did for me.
Since he covers so much ground to support his thesis the examples are short, sometimes disconnected, and sometimes not as well documented as his other books but even if you disagree with his views it’s revs a decent review of diverse historic events. 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 few pages itself.
The ideas discussed are completely thought provoking especially for someone like me who has harbored capitalists views for long. 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. 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 few pages itself.
And this in particular to a specific set of people as the author might call ‘the ones from the South’. And it has been written completely from the point of view of Latin America. But I felt that the author could have taken a global view especially when the ideas he discusses are all common to all countries from ‘the South’.
Still, I gained a lot of insights on the atrocities perpetrated by the politicians, MNCs, and other powerful people in our society. Also, I realized how self centered I have been and how much I have deeply buried myself in the modern consumerism.
Talk about opening my eyes to how our society sets our youth up for failure!! I still refer to this book from time to time for solid examples of abuse of power and twisted ethics. Not likely to see billboards at ALL in wealthy neighborhoods yet, they can afford it and most likely already have it.
How twisted that when you drive through the low-income neighborhoods there Wow!
How twisted that when you drive through the low-income neighborhoods there are huge billboards for alchohol, expensive “must-haves” that dictate what they must have to be accepted but this area generally consist of those that can’t afford it. Thus the vicious cycle of messed up priorites! Great Author, Great Book!
I read a review in which this book was described as a rant, and I’d have to agree – an eloquent, feisty, brilliant rant. 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. I feel like he and Naomi Klein could be friends; this work brings together ideas about so many different aspects of modern life economics, politics, food, culture and I appreciated his astute and uncompromising insights.
My read I read a review in which this book was described as a rant, and I’d have to agree – an eloquent, feisty, brilliant rant.
My reading experience was only dampened by the fact that he jumps from fact to fact to fact so quickly that it was incredibly hard to stay focused – I couldn’t get into a groove with this book. For this reason, reading it was a bit of a chore Galeano is always worth a second or third look. Nothing really shocking for anyone willing to delve deeper below the surface. Images of “City of God” kept running through my mind in the sections on Ri A rereading. Images of “City of God” kept running through my mind in the sections on Rio and the shantytown and rampant violence and poverty.
Really, where is the outrage over the dupes we have become? Se sacan conclusiones y aprendizajes excepcionales con esta y otras obras de Galeano Uno de los mejores de Galeano. May 20, Pierre rated it really liked it. Galeano interpreta los datos que encuentra y los presenta mediante una narrativa en la que el lector queda atrapado An awesome, wry book from this prolific writer from Uraguay.
Here, he takes a gander at the “first world” and all its consumerism, brutality, exploitation, and ideologies.
The little “aside” boxes are alternatley hilarious and horrendous. He is adept at using everyday reality–contradictions, violence, and absurdist extremes–to turn the reader onto radical ideas and new thought directions. Mar 05, Stefany GG rated it really liked it Shelves: Este libro te da un par de cachetadas ecuardo que te mantengas atento a lo que sucede en tu alrededor.
Latin American perspective to world politics. A great read for anyone who is a consumer or knows one. Lots of wood block prints and little, dirty tidbits about the global economy and politicians.
I read it in Spanish which I recommend if you can. Galeano uses a sophisticated vocabulary that has given me the impetus to talk more passionately to talk about politics in Spanish. Even taken with a big ol’ grain of salt this book was shocking and eye-opening. Galeano at his usual: Could have done without the sidebars but the etchings were fantastic! Galeano writes what the rest of us are thinking.
The world is turning upside down and inside out. Good things are going bad and bad things are being glorified. He writes about these things in a smooth, flowy, poetic voice but they are depressing all the same. May 16, Salvador Deves rated it really liked it.
Patas arriba. La escuela del mundo al revés by Eduardo Galeano (4 star ratings)
Great book, great ideas, great gxleano. Most probably the majority of the events are altered to fit the argument, but none the less the idea is clear and simple. Jun 16, YGC rated it really liked it. Very informative and enlightening.
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Patas Arriba La Escuela del Mundo Al Reves
Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. The author himself has proclaimed his ob Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. The author himself has proclaimed his obsession as a writer saying, “I’m eduarddo writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America above all and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia.
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