The Motorcycle Diaries

In amidst the tales of youthful adventures - of women, wine, thrilling escapes and the power of friendship - the young Che also learns first-hand about poverty, philosophy and philosophy and forms himself into the man who would become the ...

Author: Ernesto Che Guevara

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141994045

Category: Literary Collections

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'A Latin American James Dean or Jack Kerouac' Washington Post 'It's true; Marxists just wanna have fun... a revolutionary bestseller' Guardian At the age of twenty-three, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado set out from their native Argentina to explore their continent, with only a single 1939 Norton motorcycle to carry them, nicknamed La Poderosa ('the powerful one'). They travelled not to visit the usual tourist attractions, but to meet ordinary people and understand Latin American life. In amidst the tales of youthful adventures - of women, wine, thrilling escapes and the power of friendship - the young Che also learns first-hand about poverty, philosophy and philosophy and forms himself into the man who would become the world's most famous and admired revolutionary and freedom fighter. 'For every comic escapade of the carefree roustabout there is an equally eye-opening moment in the development of the future revolutionary leader. By the end of the journey, a politicized Guevara has emerged to predict his own legendary future' Time

The Motorcycle Diaries

A chronicle of the author's seven-month motorcycle journey throughout South America reveals the beginning of his transformation into a dedicated revolutionary.

Author: Che Guevara

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ISBN: 9781920888107

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

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A chronicle of the author's seven-month motorcycle journey throughout South America reveals the beginning of his transformation into a dedicated revolutionary.

The Motorcycle Diaries

Within a decade the whole world would know Che Guevara. This is the story of that remarkable journey, eight years before the Cuban Revolution, in Che's own words, and illustrated with contemporary photographs.

Author: Che Guevara

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781859840665

Category: Philosophy

Page: 156

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In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on an ancient Norton motorbike. The journey lasted six months and took them thousands of miles, all the way from Argentina to Venezuela. En route, there was disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy, fights, parties and a lot of serious drinking. They met an extraordinary range of people: native indians and copper miners, lepers, police, wanderers and tourists. They became stowaways, firemen and football coaches, and joined in a strike. They sometimes fell in love, and frequently fell off the motorbike. Both of them kept diaries. One of them was a tall and good-looking medical student called Ernest Guevara de la Serna. Using the standard Argentinean nickname, others would sometimes refer to the two companions as Big Che and Little Che. In Ernesto's case, the nickname stuck. Within a decade the whole world would know Che Guevara. This is the story of that remarkable journey, eight years before the Cuban Revolution, in Che's own words, and illustrated with contemporary photographs. For Che, it was a formative experience, and amidst the humour and pathos of the tale, there are examples of his idealism and his solidarity with the poor and the oppressed. But it is far from being the diary of a militant, and sometimes very far from being “political correct,” which may be the reason that the manuscript has only been made available now, a quarter century after Che's death in the Bolivian jungle. Instead, it is a record kept by an exuberant, intelligent and observant 23-year-old, describing what might have been the adventure of a lifetime—had his lifetime not turned into a much greater adventure.

Latin American Diaries

The journal of a young Argentine's second trip through Latin America, revealing the emergence of a committed revolutionary now known as Che.

Author: Guevara

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ISBN: 9781644211007

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The Motorcycle Diaries

One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Che Guevara. Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are Che's diaries, detailing their thrilling and dangerous road trip across Latin America.

Author: Che Guevara

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Category: Friendship

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In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on 'La Poderosa', the Powerful One: a 500cc Norton. One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Che Guevara. Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are Che's diaries, detailing their thrilling and dangerous road trip across Latin America.


The Motorcycle Diaries

These diaries, written during Che Guevara's riotous motorcycle odyssey around South America, are the subject of two new films being produced by Robert Redford and Steve Soderburg, respectively.

Author: Ernesto Che Guevara

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ISBN: 9781859845318

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Page: 156

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These diaries, written during Che Guevara's riotous motorcycle odyssey around South America, are the subject of two new films being produced by Robert Redford and Steve Soderburg, respectively.

The Motorcycle Diaries

Unmarked screenplay, dated Third Draft 10/05/2004.

Author: José Rivera

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Category: Motion picture plays

Page: 90

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Unmarked screenplay, dated Third Draft 10/05/2004. This film starring Gael Garcia Bernal as Che Guevara is about a trip from Argentina to Peru, which contributed to making Guevara a revolutionary. Released in the United States Sept. 24, 2004 by Focus Features.



The Motorcycle Diaries

Che Guevara, revolutionary guerilla, became an international icon for generations of radicals.

Author: Ernesto Guevara

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780007736126

Category: Latin America

Page: 175

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Che Guevara, revolutionary guerilla, became an international icon for generations of radicals. Three years before his fateful meeting with Fidel Castro, he set out on his motorcycle on an eight-month voyage of discovery around Latin America. This title presents his diaries of that time.


The Motorcycle Diaries

One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Che Guevara. Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are Che's diaries, detailing their thrilling and dangerous road trip across Latin America.

Author: Che Guevara

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Category: Friendship

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In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on 'La Poderosa', the Powerful One: a 500cc Norton. One of them was the twenty-three-year-old Che Guevara. Written eight years before the Cuban Revolution, these are Che's diaries, detailing their thrilling and dangerous road trip across Latin America.



The Bolivian Diary

This is Che Guevara's famous last diary, found in his backpack when he was captured by the Bolivian Army in October 1967.

Author: Ernesto Guevara

Publisher: Ocean Press

ISBN: 1920888241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

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This is Che Guevara's famous last diary, found in his backpack when he was captured by the Bolivian Army in October 1967. It became an instant international best-seller. Newly revised, with a preface by Che's eldest son Camilo and extraordinary unpublished photos, this is the definitive, authorized edition of the diary, which after his death catapulted Che to iconic status throughout the world.

Che

Offers excerpts from the diaries and other writings of the Argentine-born guerrilla leader that inspired the biographical film "Che," including sections taken from "Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War" and "The Bolivian Diary."

Author: Che Guevara

Publisher: Ocean Press

ISBN: 1920888934

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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Offers excerpts from the diaries and other writings of the Argentine-born guerrilla leader that inspired the biographical film "Che," including sections taken from "Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War" and "The Bolivian Diary."

Reframing Latin America

The Motorcycle Diaries was written by a young man whose future as a revolutionary was still unknown. We should be careful not to extrapolate too much from ...

Author: Erik Ching

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292782655

Category: History

Page: 368

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Providing an extensive introduction to cultural studies in general, regardless of chronological or geographic focus, and presenting provocative, essential readings from Latin American writers of the last two centuries, Reframing Latin America brings much-needed accessibility to the concepts of cultural studies and postmodernism. From Saussure to semiotics, the authors begin by demystifying terminology, then guide readers through five identity constructs, including nation, race, and gender. The readings that follow are presented with insightful commentary and encompass such themes as "Civilized Folk Marry the Barbarians" (including José Martí's "Our America") and "Boom Goes the Literature: Magical Realism as the True Latin America?" (featuring Elena Garro's essay "It's the Fault of the Tlaxcaltecas"). Films such as Like Water for Chocolate are discussed in-depth as well. The result is a lively, interdisciplinary guide for theorists and novices alike.