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    DescriptionThe book of the popular movie STARRING GAEL GARCIA BERNALNOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER" "The young Che Guevara's lively and highly entertaining travel diary, now a popular movie and a New York Times" bestseller. This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an insightful perspective on the man and the icon." ""A journey, a number of journeys. Ernesto Guevara in search of adventure, Ernesto Guevara in search of America, Ernesto Guevara in search of Che. On this journey of journeys, solitude found solidarity, 'I' turned into 'we'." --Eduardo Galeano "When I read these notes for the first time, I was quite young myself and I immediately identified with this man who narrated his adventures in such a spontaneous manner... To tell you the truth, the more I read, the more I was in love with the boy my father had been..." --Aleida Guevara "Our film is about a young man, Che, falling in love with a continent and finding his place in it." --Walter Salles, director of "The Motorcycle Diaries." "As his journey progresses, Guevara's voice seems to deepen, to darken, colored by what he witnesses in his travels. He is still poetic, but now he comments on what he sees, though still poetically, with a new awareness of the social and political ramifications of what's going on around him."--"January Magazine" Also available in Spanish: DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA (978-1-920888-11-4) Features of this edition include: A preface by Che Guevara's daughter Aleida Introduction by Cintio Vintier, well-known Latin American poet Photos & maps from the original journey Postcript: Che's personal reflections on his formative years: "A child of my environment." Published in association with the Che Guevara Studies Center, Havana


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    Title
    The Motorcycle Diaries
    Subtitle
    Notes on a Latin American Journey
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Preface by Aleida Guevara
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 175
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781876175702
    ISBN 10: 1876175702
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: BM, WTL
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    DC21: 320
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KL
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC V2.8: HIS031000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 91
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL005000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000, BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 918
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: F2224 .G7813 2003
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC region code: 5.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DNC, WTL
    Edition statement
    New Expanded.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Ocean Press
    Imprint name
    Ocean Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Melbourne
    Author Information
    Ernesto Che Guevara was a leading member of the revolutionary government in Cuba after 1959. He was appointed Minister of Industry and later, as head of the Cuban National Bank, his simple signature of "Che" on Cuba's banknotes angered the heads of international banks and finance capital who considered it a denigration of his office. - Aleida Guevara is the eldest daughter of Ernesto Che Guevara and Aleida March. She works as a pediatric specialist in childhood allegies in a Havana hospital and is a spokesperson for the anti-globalization movement.
    Review quote
    "Das Kapital meets Easy Rider." (Times) "A Latin American James Dean or Jack Kerouac." (Washington Post) ..."Ernesto Guevara in search of Che. On this journey of journeys, solitude found solidarity, 'I' turned into 'we'." (Eduardo Galeano) "An extraordinary first-person account. ... It redoubles his image and lends a touch of humanity with enough rough edges to invite controversy." (Los Angeles Times Book Review) "For every comic escapade of the carefree roustabout there is an equally eye-opening moment in the development of the future revolutionary leader. (Time) "There is pathos in these pages -- the pathos of Che himself, ever thoughtful, ever willing to sacrifice all, burning with guilt over his own privileges and never letting his sufferings impede him." (New Yorker) "This candid journal, part self-discovery, part fieldwork, glimmers with portents of the future revolutionary." (Publishers' Weekly) "A revolutionary bestseller... It's true, Marxists just wanna have fun." (Guardian) "What distinguishes these diaries... is that they reveal a human side to El Che which historians have successfully managed to suppress." (Financial Times) "This book should do much to humanize the image of a man who found his apotheosis as a late '60s cultural icon. It is also, incidentally, a remarkably good travel book about South America." (The Scotsman)
    Back cover copy
    ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA: "The enormity of our endeavor escaped us in those moments; all we could see was the dust on the road ahead and ourselves on the bike, devouring kilometers in our flight northward." The young Che Guevara's lively and highly entertaining travel diary. This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photographs taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara offering a highly insightful perspective on her father the man and the icon. "A journey, a number of journeys. Ernesto Guevara in search of adventure, Ernesto Guevara in search of America, Ernesto Guevara in search of Che. On this journey of journeys, solitude found solidarity, 'I' turned into 'we'." -- Eduardo Galeano "Our film is about a young man, Che, falling love with a continent and finding his place in it." Walter Salles, Director of "The Motorcycle Diaries"