The name Che Guevara is synonymous with Latin America. This classic anthology on Latin America shows the Argentine-born revolutionary's cultural depth, rigorous intellect and intense emotional engagement with a continent and its people.Selected from his family's personal archives, this book offers the best of Che's writing: examples of his journalism, essays, speeches, letters and even his poetry, revealing the evolution of an extraordinary mind from that of an impressionable young medical student to the "heroic guerrilla," brutally assassinated in Bolivia. This anthology of Che Guevara's writing on Latin America is destined to become an instant classic comparable to Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America."I consider my country to be not only Argentina but the entire Americas."-Ernesto Che Guevara
The fascinating travel diaries that make up this volume are a vital complement to "The Motorcycle Diaries". These journals chronicle Guevara's trip through Latin America as his youthful idealism was developing into the political fervor that made him a revolutionary icon.
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 Newly revised, with a preface by Che's eldest son Camilo and extraordinary unpublished photos, this is the definitive, authorized edition of the diary, which after his death catapulted Che to iconic status throughout the world.
This is Che Guevara's last diary, compiled from notebooks found in his backpack when he was captured by the Bolivian army in October 1967 and subsequently executed. It became an instant bestseller. Newly revised by Che's widow (Aleida March), and including a thoughtful preface by his eldest son Camilo, this is the definitive account of the attempt to spark a continent-wide revolution in Latin America. "Thanks to Che's invariable habit of noting the main events of each day, we have rigorously exact, priceless and detailed information on the heroic final moments of his life in Bolivia."-Fidel Castro Features of this new edition include:Preface by Camilo GuevaraIntroduction by Fidel CastroRevised translationBiographical noteChronologyGlossaryMaps 32 pp black and white photos
Director Steven Soderbergh has based his two-part epic movie "Che" (Part 1: The Argentine and Part 2: Guerrilla) on two classic diaries written by Ernesto Che Guevara: Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War (an account of the guerrilla movement led by Fidel Castro that overthrew the Batista dictatorship in 1959) and The Bolivian Diary (Che's famous, unfinished diary discovered in his backpack when he was captured and killed in Bolivia in October 1967).
A new, revised and expanded edition of an Ocean Press classic.This reader is the bestselling, most comprehensive selection of Che Guevara's writings, letters and speeches available in English. This volume covers Che's writings on the Cuban revolutionary war, the first years of the revolution in Cuba and his vision for Latin America and the Third World. It includes such classic essays as "Socialism and Man in Cuba" and his call to create "Two, Three, Many Vietnams."Among the features of this expanded edition are several unpublished articles, essays and letters, including a letter from Che to his children shortly before his death in Bolivia in 1967 and an essay, "Strategy and tactics for the Latin American revolution."This new edition of a popular Ocean title is published in collaboration with the Che Guevara Archive in Havana. It includes:* an expanded and revised chronology* complete bibliography of the works of Che Guevara* new, extensive annotation and index"Deep inside the T-shirt where we have tried to trap him the eyes of Che Guevara are still burning with im-patience."--Ariel Dorfman
The most comprehensive version of Che's writings available in English. Covering Che's writings on the Cuban revolutionary war, the first years of the revolution in Cuba and his vision for Latin America and the third world, it includes such classic essays as "Socialism and Man in Cuba" and "Two, Three, Many Vietnams". Contains several unpublished articles, essays and letters, including a letter from Che to his children shortly before his death in Bolivia in 1967 and an essay, "Strategy and Tactics for the Latin American Revolution".
Eight speeches the legendary Cuban guerrilla fighter delivered between 1959 and 1964 to such groups as the First Latin American Youth Congress, International Volunteer Work brigades, and the Ministry of Industry seminar on Youth and the Revolution. Closing the collection is a 1997 tribute by Fidel Castro.
The book of Soderbergh's epic movie "Che," featuring a selection from Che's diaries, as well as his fiery speech at the United Nations, New York, in December 1964. With an extensive biographical chronology, this book shows the young Argentine's evolution from the wide-eyed medical student of "The Motorcycle Diaries" era to the revolutionary hero the world knows as Che.
Featuring a foreword by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ("Che Guevara in Africa"), this book fills in the missing chapter in Che Guevara's life as head of the secret Cuban force that went to aid the liberation movement in the Congo against the Belgian colonialists in 1965. The idea was to prepare a group of Cubans for the mission to Bolivia, as well as to assist African national liberation movements.This diary remained unpublished for decades because of its controversial content, but, like his other diaries, reveals Che's great literary gift, his razor-sharp intellect, his dry wit, and his brutal honesty. Because this diary deals with what Che admits was a "failure," he examines every painful detail about what went wrong in order to draw constructive lessons for future expeditions.This publication of the complete Congo Diary has been thoroughly revised by Che's widow, Aleida March, and published in association with the Che Guevara Studies Center in Havana.Features:Forewords by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ("Che Guevara in Africa") and Che's daughter, Aleida GuevaraTwenty-eight pages of unpublished photosExtensive notes and glossary explaining Swahili termsBackcover blurbs by Nelson Mandela and Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Che's original, never-before-published diaries from the guerrilla war in Cuba's Sierra Maestra.Unpublished for over fifty years, these dozen notebooks were the source material for the articles that comprise Che's famous Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War, on which Steven Soderbergh has based his movie Che: The Argentine.Like Che's Bolivian Diary, these daily reflections reveal as much about the author as they do about the events and individuals described. Che's comments are always incisive, often highly self-critical, and sometimes brutally frank.This book includes many new, unpublished photos from the private collection of Che's widow Aleida March and a fascinating introduction by veteran Cuban revolutionary Armando Hart, who was the victim of Che's pen in these diaries, but who later became one of his closest political collaborators.As a new, unpublished work by Che Guevara, this book will attract considerable attention and will be published in English in spring 2009.
Che's diary of the fateful Bolivia mission. Now revised by Che's widow and with a preface by his son Camilo, this is the definitive account of the attempt to spark a continent-wide revolution in Latin America--the basis of Steven Soderbergh biopic on Che Guevara starring Benicio Del Toro.
Un muy joven Ernesto Guevara viaja por América Latina, junto a su amigo Alberto Granado, parten de Argentina y se enfrentan a aventuras y realidades que los transformarán para siempre.Vivido y entretenido diario de viaje del joven Che. Esta edición incluye fotografías inéditas tomado por Ernesto a los 23 años, durante su travesía por sudamérica y es presentada con un tierno prefacio de Aleida Guevara, quien ofrece una perspectiva distinta de su padre, el hombre y el icono de millones de personas."Nuestro film es sobre un hombre joven, el Che, lleno de amor por el continente y buscando su lugar en él." -- Walter Salles, director del película "The Motorcycle Diaries""Si tengo que ser sincera, debo decir que al leer me fui enamorando del muchacho que mi padre había sido." --Prefacio de Aleida Guevara
The publication of this title by Ocean Sur in Spanish in July 2011 provoked considerable international attention (including CNN). This never-before-published diary (comprising a dozen small notebooks) Ernesto Che Guevara kept during the guerrilla war in Cuba when he joined the struggle to overthrow the Batista dictatorship that led to the 1959 revolution has now been meticulously transcribed by his widow, Aleida March.Why did it take over fifty years for this diary to be published? Maybe because of some caustic comments Che makes in his usual brutally frank style. Maybe it was felt appropriate to wait until Fidel Castro had produced his own memoirs (now published by Ocean Press as The Strategic Victory).In launching the book in Havana in July 2011, editor Maria del Carmen Ariet marked that it was "never clear whether or not Che wanted these diaries published" as he had reworked several pieces into his famous Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War, on which Steven Soderbergh based part one of his epic movie Che, starring Benicio Del Toro.Nevertheless, all Che's diaries-from his early Motorcycle Diaries and its sequel, Latin America Diaries, through to his last diary from Bolivia-are extraordinary examples of his literary gift and his political incisiveness, in terms of his personal reflections, his criticisms and self-criticism, and his observations about others and events.Other features of this new book are fifty-eight unpublished photos from Che's personal archive and unpublished letters (including correspondence between Che and Fidel), an index, and extensive glossary.
Ernesto Che Guevara presents a revolutionary view of a different world in which human solidarity replaces imperialist aggression and exploitation. Includes Socialism and Man in Cuba, plus Che's controversial speech in Algiers in 1965.
Is there an alternative to the neoliberal globalization that is ravaging our planet? Collected here are three classic works by Che Guevara, including his essay, "Socialism and Man in Cuba.""The powerful of the earth should take heed: deep inside that T-shirt where we have tried to trap him, Che's eyes are still burning with impatience." Ariel Dorfman
A bestselling Che classic for decades, this is Che Guevara's own incisive analysis of the Cuban revolution-a text studied by his admirers and adversaries alike. Here he explains how a small, dedicated group grew in strength and with the support of the Cuban people was able to defeat a dictator's army.
In this, the most famous book produced by the Cuban Revolution, a charismatic guerrilla leader presents his manifesto on asymmetrical warfare. The Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara (1928-1967) establishes the principles of waging a popular rebellion, outlining his theories on insurrection and discussing their application in Cuba and elsewhere. Guevara's essays remain remarkably relevant to the twenty-first century, and his example of dedication, commitment, and self-sacrifice continues to inspire freedom fighters around the world.
Featuring a new preface by his guerrilla compañero in Bolivia and Africa, Harry "Pombo" Villegas, this new, expanded and revised edition of a bestselling Che Guevara classic reviews a crucial period of Latin American political history.
"A wonderful glimpse into the maturing mind of a great man and a vital companion to the previous Che diaries."-Michael McCaughan, The Irish Times"Guevara . . . chronicles labor uprisings and resistance against the influences and interests of the US and its intelligence operations. Guevara's passions for history, archaeology, and science are also apparent in this absorbing glimpse of the development of a legendary revolutionary figure."-Vanessa Bush, Booklist"This second volume of travel diaries by revolutionary icon Guevara (after Motorcycle Diaries) shows the 25-year-old rebel wandering around South America in the latter half of 1953."-Publishers WeeklyThis sequel to The Motorcycle Diaries includes letters, poetry, and journalism that document Ernesto Che Guevara's second Latin American journey following his graduation from medical school. After traveling through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Central America, Ernesto witnesses the 1954 US-inspired coup in Guatemala. He flees to Mexico where he encounters Fidel Castro, marking the beginning of a political partnership that profoundly changes the world and Che himself.This new, expanded edition has been fully revised especially for Ocean Press by Che's widow Aleida March, meticulously correcting her own work of checking Che's handwriting. Includes thirty-two pages of unpublished photos, including photos taken by Che's son Ernesto as he retraces his father's footsteps. Features a prologue by Alberto Granado, Che's traveling companion in The Motorcycle Diaries.
"If you are curious and open to the life around you, if you are troubled as to why, how and by whom political power is held and used, if you sense there must be good intellectual reasons for your unease, if your curiosity and openness drive you toward wishing to act with others, to 'do something,' you already have much in common with the writers of the three essays in this book." - Adrienne RichWith a preface by Adrienne Rich, Manifesto presents the radical vision of four famous young rebels: Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto, Rosa Luxemburg's Reform or Revolution and Che Guevara's Socialism and Humanity.
"Let's be realists, let's dream the impossible." Che Guevara's words summarize the radical vision of the four famous rebels presented in this book: Marx and Engels' "Communist Manifesto," Rosa Luxemburg's "Reform or Revolution" and Che Guevara's "Socialism and Humanity." Far from being lifeless historical documents, these manifestos for revolution will resonate with a new generation also seeking a better world. "The world described by Marx and Engels... is recognizably the world we live in 150 years later.
This Che Guevara book makes an insightful contribution to the revival of interest in Marxism. Commenting on Marx's humanism, Che writes: "Such a humane man, whose capacity for affection extended to all those suffering throughout the world."
The book of the popular movie STARRING GAEL GARCIA BERNALNOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe 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 MagazineAlso 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--Che's personal reflections on his formative years: "A child of my environment."Published in association with the Che Guevara Studies Center, Havana
The diaries are written by Che Guevara during his riotous motorcycle odyssey around South America at the age of twenty-three.
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