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21 popular uruguayan books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around South America Challenge" were written by authors from Uruguay. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Book of Embraces by Eduardo Galeano EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Description:
Eduardo Galeano's is considered a passionate literary voice. In "The Book of Embraces", he employs parable and paradox, anecdote and dream, and fragments of autobiography to construct a passionate, ironic and joyful world view. The world reveals itself in a multiplicity of voices; what emerges is a brief for love, friendship, courage, perseverance and imagination. Galeano also wrote "Memory of Fire".

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Cantoras : A novel by Carolina De Robertis EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
Description:
In defiance of the brutal military government that took power in Uruguay in the 1970s, and under which homosexuality is a dangerous transgression, five women miraculously find one another—and, together, an isolated cape that they claim as their own. Over the next thirty-five years, they travel back and forth from this secret sanctuary, sometimes together, sometimes in pairs, with lovers in tow or alone. Throughout it all, they will be tested repeatedly—by their families, lovers, society, and one another—as they fight to live authentic lives. A groundbreaking, genre-defining work, Cantoras is a... continue

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Child's Play by Carmen Posadas EN

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Luisa Davila is an established Spanish mystery writer who decides that her detective's next case will involve the suspicious death of a child at an elite private day school. However, following the death of one of her daughter's schoolmates, Luisa is troubled by memories of her own past.

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El amor es una droga dura by Cristina Peri Rossi ES

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"Contemplar el mundo a traves del objetivo de su camara fotografica no impide a Javier el gozo pasional de todos los excesos. Pero sexo, alcohol y drogas lo empujan al borde del colapso y la muerte. Acto seguido, emprende una rehabilitacion arrepentida."
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Football in Sun and Shadow by Eduardo Galeano EN

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'Football is a pleasure that hurts' 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. 'The Uruguayan whose writing got right to the heart of football ... readers were never in doubt of the warmth of the blood running through his veins' Guardian 'G... continue

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Genesis by Eduardo Galeano EN

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“An epic work of literary creation . . . There could be no greater vindication of the wonders of the lands and people of Latin America than Memory of Fire.” —The Washington Post Eduardo Galeano’s monumental three-volume retelling of the history of the New World begins with Genesis, a vast chain of legends sweeping from the birth of creation to the era of savage colonialism. Through lyrical prose and deep understanding, Galeano (author of the celebrated Open Veins of Latin America) recounts creation myths, pre-Columbian societies, and the brutality of conquest, from the Andes to the Great Plain... continue

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Jungle Tales by Horacio Quiroga, Arthur Livingston EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza (31 December 1878 – 19 February 1937) was an Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer. He wrote stories which, in their jungle settings, use the supernatural and the bizarre to show the struggle of man and animal to survive. He also excelled in portraying mental illness and hallucinatory states. His influence can be seen in the Latin American magic realism of Gabriel García Márquez and the postmodern surrealism of Julio Cortázar.Translator: Arthur Livingston
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La Azotea by Fernanda Trías ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
Empezamos allí donde terminamos: ¿qué ha ocurrido en este apartamento en ruinas, separado del mundo exterior?

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La vida breve by Juan Carlos Onetti ES

Rating: 3 (2 votes)
Description:
La vida breve is the novel that introduces Santa Maria, the mythical land in Onettian narrative. Brausens wife was crippled after a complicated surgery. To make up for the void left by her forgotten caresses, he creates stories. He dreams up Santa Maria and the life of Doctor Diaz Grey. He listens to a conversation between a man and a woman, happening on the other side of a wall, he imagines their gestures, their feelings. He wants to break the barriers of imagination, he wants to become another.



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