The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey (Paperback)
The book of the popular movie STARRING GAEL GARCIA BERNAL NOW 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 This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an insightful perspective on the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
About the Author
Ernesto Che Guevara (1928 1967) was born in Rosario, Argentina, and became attracted to Marxist theory after witnessing the conditions in South America as a young medical student. He went on to serve as a military advisor to Fidel Castro and as guerrilla commander against Batista forces during the Cuban Revolution. After Castro s insurgent victory, he served in various posts but left the Cuban government to take the ideas of the Cuban revolution around the world. He later took part in guerrilla action in Bolivia, where he was executed by government forces. Nearly a half century after his death, Che remains a potent revolutionary and cultural figure.
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.