the Looking-Glass World (in Spanish Patas Arriba: la Escuela del Mundo al Revés), originally published in Spanish in , was written by Eduardo Galeano . Eduardo Galeano’s Patas Arriba: La Escuela del Mundo al Reves and Understanding the Bakhtinian ‘Other’. Benjamin McLean. Sch of Lang Lit Cultures &. La escuela del mundo al reves () by Eduardo Galeano and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great .

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Uno de los mejores de Galeano. Great Author, Great Book!

Patas Arriba La Escuela del Mundo Al Reves

How twisted that when you drive through the low-income neighborhoods there are huge billboards for alchohol, expensive “must-haves” that dictate what they must have to be accepted but this area generally consist of those that can’t afford it. Images of “City of God” kept running through my mind in the sections on Ri A rereading. The text and image is reminiscent of introductory textbooks and picture books. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Seeing life as “upside down” becomes the central metaphor for looking at experiences throughout the book. He writes about these things in a smooth, flowy, poetic voice but they are depressing all the same. Galeano begins his analysis with the studentsand eventually looks at the role of teachers in the classroom.

May 20, Pierre rated it really liked it.

Galeano fiel a su estilo, muy interesante y completo. Estoy empezando a considerar a Galeano como autor favorito. Latin American perspective to world politics. Books by Eduardo Galeano. I haven’t read Eduardo Galeano’s books before but I should say I was impressed when I read this, that too in the first few pages itself. Un libro que puede decir cosas que ya se sepan o se hayan dicho antes del mundo pero complementa o redescubre asuntos desapercibidos o, al menos, vistos de forma poco aparente.


Also, I realized how self centered I have been and how much I have deeply buried myself in the modern consumerism.

Patas arriba. La escuela del mundo al revés by Eduardo Galeano (4 star ratings)

For this reason, reading it was a bit of a chore Preview — Patas arriba. Beginning with the title, Upside Down: Later on he uses the term ” practicum ” to reinforce such goals. Views Read Edit View history. Galeano also challenges the First Worldeurocentric readers with the question of why Europe and America are always presented on the top of the world, and a, can’t Latin America and Australia and Africa be seen as the top of the world?

Not because I loved it.

Este libro te da un par de cachetadas para que te mantengas atento a lo que sucede en tu alrededor. I picked this book up for a dollar at a used book sale, not really knowing what to expect.

Within this piece of nonfiction, he explores themes such as modern education systemsracismsexismpovertyeconomicsworkand societal fear. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Events such as the Uruguayan military coup forced Galeano into exile in Spain eduaro Argentina ; [1] these exiles, in particular, may have been formative in Galeano’s life and writing. The little “aside” boxes are alternatley hilarious and horrendous.


Galeano paints an awfully bleak picture, and while the end shreds a bit of optimism the book has the undesirable effect to surround you with pessimism for a while, or at least it did for me. I really loved this book, and it made me want to add a lot of other books about Latin American history to my reading list. Furthermore, small drawings, such as the one seen to the left, occupy the pages of this text.

Very informative and enlightening. I still refer to this book from time to time for solid examples of abuse of power and twisted ethics. To ask other readers questions about Patas arriba. In Classic Galeano style, wave after wave of facts supported by a healthy dose of passionate arguments, Patas arriba makes an effort to explain what is wrong with the world, how can be possible that evolved and civilized human beings passively tolerate the extremely unfair conditions ak the current system and why, despite the absurd amount of negative effects the system has it continues to be viewed as the best choice in pretty much the whole world.

Upending experience calls into question structures we imagine as unchangeable and factual. A Primer for the Looking-Glass Worldp. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jan 21, Air Knight rated it really liked it Shelves: e,