By Eduardo Galeano, with woodcuts by José Francisco Borges.
W.W. Norton & Co, New York, London, 1993. Paperback. 328 pages.
Note: Copies were apparently returned copies and are slightly shop-worn.
"Walking Words is a brilliant feat of storytelling in the tradition of Italo Calvino's Italian Folktales. In it, Eduardo Galeano, author of the acclaimed Memory of Fire trilogy, draws on the folklore of rural and urban Latin America to discover and retell "the stories of ghouls and fools that I'd like to write." These tales are beautifully illustrated by his collaborator, the Brazilian woodcut artist José Francisco Borges, and become testaments to the power of stories to make and remake and enchant the world."