Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Updated version of Galeano classic goes on sale
by Ridge Mahoney, May 15th, 2013 6:52PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[E-BOOK] Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano often criticizes how the modern world has distorted his favorite sport, yet technology has brought his work into a new medium.

A revised and updated version of Soccer in Sun and Shadow, which was first published in 1995, has been released as an e-book from Byliner. It is available for $9.99 at the Kindle Store at Amazon, at Apple’s iBookstore, at BarnesAndNoble.com, and at Kobo. A print version will be released during the summer.

This English-language version is translated as before by Mark Reid. Composed of colorful, insightful vignettes, some as short as a single paragraph, Soccer in Sun and Shadow vividly paints Galeano’s impressions as a fan, an artist, and a critic. Great players, famous matches, and world figures are woven into historical tidbits, poignant anecdotes, and personal moments.

Though swayed by his nation’s tradition and pride in the game, he seeks its beauty and truth regardless of source.

“[I am] a beggar for good soccer,” writes Galeano, who grew up in Uruguay – as do all young boys – aspiring to play professionally. “I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead: ‘A pretty move, for the love of God.’”

Galeano is the author of the three-volume Memory of Fire, as well as Open Veins of Latin America, Mirrors and other books that have been translated into 30 languages. He is the recipient of the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom, American Book Award, Casa de las Américas Prize and First Distinguished Citizen of the region by the countries of Mercosur.

Byliner publishes original fiction and nonfiction by noted authors. Fever Pitch author Nick Hornby is on its roster. Selections and subscription information are available at byliner.com.



1 comment
  1. Andres Yturralde
    commented on: May 16, 2013 at 3:25 p.m.
    Great news! Nothing compares to Galeano's original Spanish version, of course, but this is a great read no matter what other language.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Injury toll mounts    
Emerson Hyndman and Joe Gyau in Europe, Greg Garza at Tijuana, the news was not good ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The first week of MLS preseason action concluded on Saturday with wins for New England and ...
49ers and NBA Kings ante up on Sac MLS bid    
Sacramento Republic FC ownership continues to grow with the announcement that San Francisco 49ers owner and ...
U.S. women head to Europe without three stars    
Four months ahead of the 2015 Women's World Cup, the USA heads to Europe for friendlies ...
MLS Live and MLS Direct Kick will return    
Out-of-market packages MLS Live, MLS's subscription streaming service, and MLS Direct Kick, MLS's cable and satellite ...
What They're Saying: Paul Rogers    
"Did I want to pull out [of the U.S. team] this close to a World Cup? ...
MLS Trade Central: Agudelo returns to Revs    
The New England Revolution got a boost for its MLS title hopes when 22-year-old Juan Agudelo ...
Chelsea vs. Man City: Showdown At Stamford Bridge     
On Saturday, two of the most expensive teams money can buy will square off in a ...
What They're Saying: Bob Gansler    
"I'm doing fine. I recovered quite quickly, to their surprise. I was able to leave (the ...
Video Pick: Back-heel volley golazo from Chelsea youngster     
Kasey Palmer, an 18-year-old midfielder, scored this beautiful goal in U-21 action against West Ham.
>> Soccer America Daily Archives