1. Soccer in Sun and Shadow

    Eduardo Galeano

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Editorial Reviews

  • “It’s all here. Everything you should know about soccer, the world’s game.” —Los Angeles Times

  • “This updated edition serves as a reminder that this is not just a classic sports book. . . . On virtually every page, Galeano uses a phrase or sentence that will leave readers in awe of his gifts.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

  • “Stands out like Pelé on a field of second-stringers.” —The New Yorker

  • “Since its first publication in 1995 . . . this book has been relentlessly quoted, and for good reason. The author who pleads, ‘A pretty move, for the love of God,’ has an eye for beauty, a feel for the game, a sense of proportion—and a gift for putting it all into words. . . . An indispensible addition to soccer collections.” —Booklist, starred review

  • “Between poetic descriptions of scores by famous players, Galeano provides political context and commentary. . . . A winning celebration of the beautiful game.” —The New York Times Book Review

  • “[A] beautiful ode to the beautiful game.” —Sports Illustrated

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About the author

Eduardo Galeano

Eduardo Galeano (1940-2015) was one of Latin America's most distinguished writers. He was the author of the trilogy Memory of Fire, Open Veins of Latin AmericaSoccer in Sun and ShadowDays and Nights of Love and WarThe Book of EmbracesWalking WordsVoices of TimeUpside DownMirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone, and Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History. Born in Montevideo, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has inspired popular and classical composers and playwrights from all over the world and has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He was the recipient of many international prizes, including the first Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, the American Book Award, the Casa de las Américas Prize, and the First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur.

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