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  • Published: 3 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241355367
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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Football in Sun and Shadow




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

Eduardo Galeano issues forth on the immortality of the world's greatest game. Mirth and tragedy are spun into this emotional history of football, from the terrible deaths of the 11 who dared beat the Nazis in a game, to the tale of Guiseppe Meazza whose shorts fell down at an opportune moment. A humorous and poignant portrayal of the history of a much-loved sport.

  • Published: 3 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241355367
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320
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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