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  • Published: 15 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241355350
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99
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Football in Sun and Shadow




An emotional history of football from one of Latin America's most distinguished writers

'Football is a pleasure that hurts'

This unashamedly emotional history of football is a homage to the romance and drama, spectacle and passion of a 'great pagan mass'. Through stories of superstition, heartbreak, tragedy, luck, heroes and villains, those who lived for football and those who died for it, Eduardo Galeano celebrates the glory of a game that - however much the rich and powerful try to control it - still retains its magic.

  • Published: 15 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241355350
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Eduardo Galeano

Eduardo Galeano is the author of Days and Nights of Love and War (winner of the 1978 Casa de las Americas Prize), The Book of Embraces, and the highly acclaimed 'Memory of Fire' trilogy.

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Praise for Football in Sun and Shadow

Galeano can run rings round our glamorous football intelligentsia.

When Saturday Comes

Stands out like Pele on a field of second-stringers.

New Yorker

Galeano has a style of a great left half. He constantly switches the direction of play. His observations are acute. He delivers with an air of insouciance which cannot mask his mastery

Herald

Uplifting, reckless, ironic, impassioned... sparkles with supple imagery and a fine dry wit.

Independent

Deeply humane . . . he has produced literature that will endure, monuments to the imagination

Toby Green, Independent

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