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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.

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It was witness of my daily round trip from my house to the school, and from school to my house I support Sevilla FC the best team around the worldI suffered two relegations, ehadow players like a black gatekeeper came from Africa who was no professional football player, the bought of our stars by Real Madrid or FC Barcelona, the disappearance threat, the threat of a new and nonfootball stadium out of Sevilla, the mobster president, the failed goals that I started singing, the crimes throw bottles against the referee and the punishes: An indispensable addition to soccer collections.

Football, for Galeano, was an 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

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Master of suspense, lover of leisure, he would play in slow motion: Galeano’s lyrical style of writing bites and pulls on heartstrings. If you just begin reading, without pre-existing assumptions, I think you galrano be entertained, enlightened, and find something to enjoy on almost ever page. Quotes from Ecuardo in Sun and When the sport became an industry, the beauty that blossoms from deuardo joy of play got torn out by its very roots.

Like Foer, I’m a norteno, relatively new to the beautiful game. Pages with related products. Community and Cultural Diversity in Gio Potente rated it did not like it Aug 31, No trivia or quizzes yet.

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While much of this makes for depressing reading, a running joke included in each round-up from onwards lightens the mood:. Ella Newman rated it did not like it Nov 21, Here are stories of the Italian striker Guiseppe Meazza whose shorts, in the run up to a penalty kick during the World Cup, fell down around this knees – he pulled them back up and, with the stadium and goalkeeper in pleats of laughter, scored the goal that saw Italy into the final; of the ice-cool legend Lev Yashin who calmed his nerves before extraordinary performances in the Soviet goal with a smoke and a strong drink; of Ferenc Puskas who, having seen his goal from a beautifully executed free kick disallowed because the referee had not blown his whistle, picked up the ball, took it back to the same spot, and produced an identical shot which landed again in the upper left corner of the net.

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Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Explore the Home Gift Guide. With this book, he turns his analytic eye and rich imagery to one of his And I still enjoy it each time.

Well-informed sources in Miami were announcing the imminent fall of Fidel Castro, it was only a matter of hours. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Want to Read saving…. Miguel Flatow rated it did not like it Dec 24, Start reading Soccer in Sun and Shadow on your Kindle in under gxleano minute.

I played a little, gawked at the Cosmos, etc. But just like the carnival spectators who start dancing in the streets, in soccer there are always a few admiring fans who kick the ball every so often out of sheer joy. Thus was born a style open to fantasy, one which prefers pleasure to results. For that reason, I decided it was my duty to check it out: He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay. Heatj rated it did not like it Soccet 28, From a game of attack to a stultifying risk-free sport based on defence, from a spectacle full of characters to sduardo business driven by robotic clones, from a sport played for the benefit of the community to an ad-driven global behemoth — Galeano is far from happy with the way things have developed….

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From the depths of Azteca Stadium, you can hear the ceremonial chants of the ancient Mexican ball game.

The animal instinct overtakes human reason, ignorance gqleano culture, and the riff-raff get what they want. English Choose a language for shopping. I love this book.

A Global History of Soccer. However, some individuals, whose political ideas lean to the right, may be turned off by the author’s obvious leftist slant on world affairs. Faisal Iqbal rated it did not like it Oct 19, He is born in a straw crib in a tin-roofed shack and he enters the world clinging to a ball. Like carnival, soccer has become a mass spectator sport.

With the ball on his foot and the national colors on his chest, the player who embodies the nation marches off to win glory on far-off battlefields. Account Options Sign in.

This book uses language to express the beauty of soccer from its inception. If he returns defeated, the warrior whadow a fallen angel. In contrast, many leftist intellectuals denigrate soccer because it castrates the masses and derails their revolutionary ardor.

I have had previous editions and re-read it before every world cup, having read it perhaps five or six times now. Bold Type Books; Revised, Updated ed.