Soccer in Sun and Shadow

ISBN-10: 1568584946
ISBN-13: 9781568584942
Edition: N/A
Authors: Eduardo Galeano
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List price: $19.99
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 8/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Eduardo Galeano’s Soccer in Sun and Shadow has established itself over the last decade as one of the most celebrated books on the world’s greatest and most popular game. Readers all over the world have been drawn to the hundreds of magical stories that Galeano conjures and to his confession, “Years have gone by and I've finally learned to accept myself for who I am: a beggar for good soccer. I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead: 'A pretty move, for the love of God.' And when good soccer happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don't give a damn which team or country performs it."In this new edition, which encompasses Galeano’s reflections on the 2010 World Cup, tragedy spins a continuous thread through these pages—remember Andres Escobar, the Colombian defender, whose own goal lost his country a game in the 1994 World Cup and was subsequently gunned down in Medellin?—but where there is shadow there is also the bright sunlight of joy and beauty, of the Italian striker whose shorts in the run up to a penalty kick in the 1938 World Cup fell down around his knees – he pulled them back up, and with the goalkeeper and stadium in pleats of laughter, scored the goal that saw Italy to the final. Galeano concludes that “soccer is a pleasure that hurts, and the music of a victory that gets the dead dancing is akin to the clamorous silence of an empty stadium, where one defeated fan, unable to move, sits in the middle of the immense stands, alone.”

Eduardo Galeano, born September 3, 1940, in Montevideo, Uruguay, has had a long and active career as a journalist, historian, and political activist. At the age of 13, he began publishing cartoons for the Uruguayan socialist newspaper El Sol. When he was in his early 30s, Galeano was imprisoned during a right-wing military coup and later forced to flee from Uruguay to Argentina. Later, another coup and several death threats forced him to leave Argentina for Spain where he lived in exile until he was permitted to return to Uruguay in 1984. Days and Nights of Love and War resulted from an open conversation with his own memory as he tried to understand what had really happened in his life. He has written numerous books including Football in Sun and Shadow; Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent; Guatemala: Occupied Country; and The Book of Embraces. In 1989, Galeano won the American Book Award for Memory of Fire.

Author's Confession
The Player
The Goalkeeper
The Idol
The Fan
The Fanatic
The Goal
The Referee
The Manager
The Theater
The Specialists
The Language of Soccer Doctors
Choreographed War
The Language of War
The Stadium
The Ball
The Origins
The Rules of the Game
The English Invasions
Creole Soccer
The Story of Fla and Flu
The Opiate of the People?
A Rolling Flag
Death on the Field
From Mutilation to Splendor
The Second Discovery of America
The Olympic Goal
Goal by Piendibene
The Bicycle Kick
Goal by Scarone
The Occult Forces
Goal by Nolo
The 1930 World Cup
Turning Pro
The 1934 World Cup
God and the Devil in Rio de Janeiro
The Sources of Misfortune
Amulets and Spells
The 1938 World Cup
Goal by Meazza
Domingos and She
Goal by Atilio
The Perfect Kiss Would Like to Be Unique
The Machine
Goal by Severino
The Man Who Turned Iron into Wind
Contact Therapy
Goal by Martino
Goal by Heleno
The 1950 World Cup
Goal by Zarra
Goal by Zizinho
The Fun Lovers
The 1954 World Cup
Goal by Rahn
Walking Advertisements
Goal by Di St�fano
Di St�fano
Goal by Garrincha
The 1958 World Cup
Goal by Nilton
Didi and She
Shirt Fever
Goal by Pusk�s
Goal by Sanfilippo
The 1962 World Cup
Goal by Charlton
Goal by Gento
The 1966 World Cup
Goal by Beckenbauer
The Curse of the Posts
Pe�arol's Glory Years
Goal by Rocha
My Poor Beloved Mother
Tears Do Not Flow from a Handkerchief
Goal by Pel�
The 1970 World Cup
Goal by Jairzinho
The Fiesta
Soccer and the Generals
Don't Blink
Goal by Maradona
The 1974 World Cup
The Owners of the Ball
The 1978 World Cup
Goal by Gemmill
Goal by Bettega
Goal by Sunderland
The 1982 World Cup
Pears from an Elm
Pagan Sacrifices
The 1986 World Cup
The Telecracy
Staid and Standardized
Running Drugstores
Chants of Scorn
Anything Goes
The 1990 World Cup
Goal by Rinc�n
Hugo S�nchez
The Cricket and the Ant
Goal by Zico
A Sport of Evasion
The 1994 World Cup
A Few Numbers
The Duty of Losing
The Sin of Losing
They Don't Count
An Export Industry
The End of the Match
Extra Time: The 1998 World Cup
The 2002 World Cup
The 2006 World Cup
The 2010 World Cup

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