The Motorcycle Diaries

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Pub Date: 08/01/2003

Pages: 170

Publisher: Ocean Press

Imprint: Ocean Press

ISBN 13: 9781876175702

ISBN 10: 1876175702

Price: $16.95 / $18.50 CAN

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

The Motorcycle Diaries

By Ernesto Che Guevara, Aleida Guevara

Price: $16.95

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

 

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 This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an insightful perspective on the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

The bestselling adventure story, soon to become a Robert Redford motion picture.

Author

Che Guevara was the legendary Argentine-born guerrilla fighter who joined the Cuban revolutionary movement that toppled the Batista dictatorship in 1959. He played a leading role in the early years of the Cuban revolution and made an extraordinary and original contribution to Marxist theory. He died at the hands of CIA assassins in Bolivia in 1967. His life has been dramatized in two recent popular movies: “The Motorcycle Diaries” (directed by Walter Salles, starring Gael García Bernal) and Steven Soderbergh’s epic “Che” (starring Benicio Del Toro).
Aleida Guevara is the eldest daughter of Ernesto Che Guevara and Aleida March. She works as a pediatric specialist in childhood allergies in a Havana hospital and is a spokesperson for the anti-globalization movement. Joao Pedro Stedile is the founder of the Landless Movement (MST) in Brazil, one of the most significant and successful social movements in Latin America today.