Football in Sun & Shadow

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by Eduardo Galeano

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

Football in Sun & Shadow

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.

About the Author

Eduardo Hughes Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered, among other things, “global soccer’s pre-eminent man of letters” and “a literary giant of the Latin American left”. He died in 2015.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 13.1 × 3 × 19.8 cm