Volume III of Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire is titled Century of the Wind (referring to the twentieth century). The author has included about 500 entries, for the years 1900–1986, that he deemed indicative of important trends or events that shaped human history. While he emphasizes Latin America, many of the events included (such as those occurring during the World Wars) are concerned with other places in the world because they had a global impact or were particularly significant for Latin America.
In the Preface, the author states that this volume, like the others in the trilogy, is “not an anthology but a literary creation” in which he employs...
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