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Author Guevara, Che, 1928-1967.

Title The motorcycle diaries : notes on a Latin American journey / Ernesto Che Guevara ; preface by Aleida Guevara March ; introduction by Cintio Vitier.

Imprint Melbourne ; New York : Ocean Press ; [Havana, Cuba] : Centro de Estudios Che Guevara, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    918 GUE    Available
Edition New, expanded ed.
Description 175 p. : ill., 1 map ; 22 cm.
Contents So we understand each other -- Forewarnings -- Discovery of the ocean -- ... Lovesick pause -- Until the last tie is broken -- For the flu, bed -- San Martín de los Andes -- Circular exploration -- Dear Mama -- On the Seven Lakes Road -- And now, I feel my great roots unearth, free and ... -- Objects of curiosity -- The experts -- The difficulties intensify -- La Podersoa II's final tour -- Firefighters, workers and other matters -- La Gioconda's smile -- Stowaways -- This time, disaster -- Chuquicamata -- Arid land for miles and miles -- The end of Chile -- Chile, a vision from afar -- Tarata, the new world -- In the dominions of Pachamama -- Lake of the sun -- Toward the navel of the world -- The navel -- The land of the Incas -- Our Lord of the earthquakes -- Homeland for the victor -- Cuzco straight -- Huambo -- Ever northward -- Through the center of Peru -- Shattered hopes -- The city of the viceroys -- Down the Ucayali -- Dear Papi -- The San Pablo leper colony -- Saint Guevara's day -- Debut for the little Kontiki -- Dear Mama -- On the road to Caracas -- This strange 20th century -- A note in the margin.
Summary These travel diaries capture the essence and exuberance of the young legend, Che Guevara. In January 1952, Che set out from Buenos Aires to explore South America on an ancient Norton motorcycle. He encounters an extraordinary range of people, from native Indians to copper miners, lepers and tourists, experiencing hardships and adventures that informed much of his later life. This expanded, new edition from Ocean Press, published with exclusive access to the Che Guevara Archives held in Havana, includes a preface by Che's daughter, Aleida Guevara. It also features previously unpublished photos (taken by Che on his travels), as well as new, unpublished parts of the diaries, poems and letters. In January 2004, the film by the same name, The Motorcycle Diaries, will have its world premiere at the Sundance International Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Directed by Walter Salles (Central Station, Behind the Sun), produced by Robert Redford and with a screenplay by Jos Rivera, the film stars the up-and-coming Mexican actor Gael Garc a Bernal (Amores Perros, Y Tu Mam Tambi n, The Crimes of Father Amaro).
Subject Guevara, Ernesto, 1928-1967 -- Travel -- South America.
Granado, Alberto, 1922- -- Travel -- South America.
South America -- Description and travel.
South America -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Added Title Notas de viaje. English
ISBN 1876175702

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