The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

by Ernesto Che Guevara

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 This new, expanded edition features exclusive, unpublished photos taken by the 23-year-old Ernesto on his journey across a continent, and a tender preface by Aleida Guevara, offering an insightful perspective on the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