Friday, June 12, 2009

Poetic nonfiction

Bookstores — physical places you walk into when you've left your computer screens of blogs and tweets — are still sources of serendipities. Yesterday, on the new arrivals table was:
Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
By Eduardo Galeano
Basic Books, 2009
ISBN 1568584237, 9781568584232
400 pages
Google Books

Looking through it, my thought was: "This is cool. Someone can really write a book like that?!"

A collection of 400 "posts", it's a hybrid of poetry and prose, spanning 4000 years of human history.

I would like to write like this.