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The Motorcycle Diaries : Notes on a Latin American Journey

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A new edition from Ocean Press of the young Che Guevara's lively and highly entertaining travel diary is published to coincide with the new movie from Robert Redford and Walter Salles based on the books. New features of this new edition include: * a new, completely revised translation * a tender preface by Che's daughter, Aleida Guevara, offering a loving and insightful perspective on her father - the man and the icon * Che's own more mature reflections on his dreams and aspirations as a young man expressed in a speech to Cuban medical students in 1960. *24 pages of unpublished photos taken by the 23-year old Ernesto on his journey "A journey, a number of journeys.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 "If the film reaches a younger audience, I hope it will inspire people to read The Motorcycle Diaries." - Walter Salles, film director

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Product details

  • Paperback | 175 pages
  • 136 x 212 x 18mm | 249.47g
  • Ocean Press
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • New Expanded.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1876175702
  • 9781876175702
  • 11,645

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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 This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photographs taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara offering a highly insightful perspective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"

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"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. "If the film reaches a younger audience, I hope it will inspire people to read The Motorcycle Diaries." - Walter Salles, film director

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About Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

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."

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