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Taibo, Paco Ignacio II 1949-

Works: 320 works in 1,103 publications in 3 languages and 15,731 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Short stories, Mexican  Interviews  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ7298.3.A58, 863
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Most widely held works by Paco Ignacio Taibo
Calling all heroes a manual for taking power by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The euphoric idealism of grassroots reform and the tragic reality of revolutionary failure are at the center of this speculative novel that opens with a real historical event. On October 2, 1968, 10 days before the Summer Olympics in Mexico, the Mexican government responds to a student demonstration in Tlatelolcothe by firing into the crowd, killing more than 200 students and civilians and wounding hundreds more. The massacre does not receive much international attention and though many students are detained, no officials are held accountable. The story then skips ahead two years to a hospital in Mexico City and introduces Nestor, a fictional journalist who witnessed the shootings at Tlatelolcothe. He has been admitted to the hospital for a knife wound, and as he lies in bed, his fevered imagination goes back to the day of the riot. In his delirious state, he becomes so desperate he calls on the heroes of his youth?Sherlock Holmes, Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and D'Artagnan among them?to join him in launching a new movement of reform
Guevara, also known as Che by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paco Ignacio Taibo II, whose extensive contacts in Latin America polical activism give him unprecedented access to hitherto untapped sources, probes Che's life with a storyteller's pen and an historian's judgment, delving into the mystery and myth surrounding Che's life, careers, and ideals. Taibo has access to archives open to few researchers, and he has reached a range of insiders who worked with, and fought beside, Che during the time of his revolutionary activity in Mexico, Cuba, Africa, and South American. Also at Taibo's unique disposal is a previously unknown manuscript writen by Che Guevara himself, describing his experiences in the Congo during the "missing year" in his life. Finally, Taibo offers up a solution to the mystery of Che's final days and death
The shadow of the shadow by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A crime reporter, a lawyer, a failed poet, and a Chinese Mexican union organizer accidentally discover a plot to divide the oil-producing Gulf Coast from the rest of Mexico
No happy ending by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third English language case for Mexico City independent detective Hctor Belascoarn Shayne, No Happy Ending, is Paco Ignacio Taibo II at his subversive, darkly comic best. First, Hctor discovers the body of a dead actor, dressed like a Roman in full breastplate and regalia, propped up on the toilet in his office. Shortly thereafter, he receives a threatening letter and a snapshot of another murdered corpse. As Hctor investigates the killings he discovers that both share a connection to a dead stuntman named Zorak who apparently perished while training a government-backed paramilitary group. Once again, the one-eyed anarchist detective finds himself up against the very institutions which persecute the downtrodden and oppress the masses. In typical Taibo fashion, Hctor appears destined to lose? the ending to this remarkable absurdist tale shows his bullet-ridden body lying face down in the gutter during a rainstorm
The uncomfortable dead : (what's missing is missing) : a novel by four hands by Marcos ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mexican crime writer Taibo and a real-life spokesperson for the Zapatista movement, Subcomandante Marcos, provide alternating chapters for this postmodern comedic mystery about good, evil and modern revolutionary politics. Elas Contreras, a detective for the Zapatista National Liberation Army (and Marcos's creation), heads to Mexico City to investigate the case of a nefarious government-backed murderer named Morales
Just passing through by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this ... adventure novel set in 1920's post-revolutionary Mexico, Paco Ignacio Taibo II is searching for a hero, specifically a leftist hero, and he thinks he has found him in the person of Sebastian San Vicente. But everyone - including the baffled novelist - is trying to figure out exactly who San Vicente really is. There is some record of San Vicente in FBI records during the Wilson era, and some mention of him in anarchist records and rumors, but the rest has to be filled in. And who better to do this than Taibo? Meanwhile - with Taibo busy in the background trying to resolve the mystery of his hero's identity - San Vicente goes about his heroic avocation of organizing strikes against the capitalists, dodging thugs and hiding out from the Mexican Army."--Dust jacket
Ernesto Guevara : también conocido como el Che by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
61 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Spanish and French and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although passable as a literary work and perhaps entertaining, cannot be compared to recent biographies by Anderson (item #bi 97013299#) and Castañeda (item #bi 97015399#)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Four hands by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lampoon against U.S. imperialism, by a Mexican crime writer. The bad guy is a U.S. secret agent spreading disinformation on Nicaragua's Sandinistas, the good guys are two journalists--a Mexican and an American--who are trying to expose him. By the author of Some Clouds
'68 by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Mexico City on the night of October 2, 1968, at least two hundred students - among thousands protesting election fraud and campaigning for university reform - were shot dead in a bloody showdown with government troops in Tlatelolco Square. Hundreds more were arrested, and imprisoned for years. Yet these events are nowhere to be found in official histories: that very night the bodies were collected and trucked away and the cobblestones washed clean, and government denial of all involvement began. To this day no one has been held accountable for the official acts of savagery. One member of the crowd that night, Paco Taibo, would become an international literary figure; '68 is his account of the events of October 2, and of the student movement that preceded them, available for the first time in English, with a new epilogue by the author. In provocative, anecdotal prose, Taibo here claims for history 'one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands.'"--Book jacket
An easy thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne weary from coping with his mother's death and his lover's flight, is involved in three perplexing cases: murder in a corruption filled factory, violent threats against the teenage daughter of a former porn star, and a missing person case involving Emiliano Zapata!
Muertos incómodos : falta lo que falta by Marcos ( Book )
11 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Héctor Belascoarán Shayne searches for a man called Morales, believed to be behind many atrocities, while Elías Contreras, in the Chiapas jungle, also hunts Morales, in a tale with alternate chapters by the insurgent leader and the novelist
Pancho Villa : una biografía narrativa by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La travesía de Villa, temeraria y desmedida, saturada de hechos heroicos y trágicos, siempre ha sido un símbolo atemporal de la Revolución mexicana. Taibo relata, con su estilo vibrante, todas las peripecias --desde los detalles más extravagantes hasta los momentos más trascendentes-- de un hombre sagaz, abstemio, de mirada magnética, cuya única ley es la que se daba a sí mismo. Fiel al espíritu villista: "Se usa primero ésta --decía Pancho señalando la cabeza-- y luego éstos --tomándose los testículos." Pancho Villa retrata inmejorablemente a un complejo personaje que siempre estuvo en constante fuga, incluso después de muerto.--Desde la descripción de la editorial
Returning as shadows by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revisits the domino-playing characters twenty years later as they seek to combat German forces in their country at the beginning of the Second World War
Leonardo's bicycle by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Another entertaining, fast-paced detective story (1996), featuring protagonist José Daniel Fierro. Novel set alternately in today's Mexico City and Ciudad Juárez, Renaissance Italy, and modern Barcelona follows a suspenseful plot combined with political and social commentary. Excellent colloquial translation; no notes. Author's endnote sheds light on some characters and references"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Some clouds by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life itself by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Santa Ana, Mexico, the police chief, Jose Daniel Fiero, a former crime writer, investigates the death of an American woman photographer, stabbed and left naked at the foot of a church altar. By the author of No Happy Ending
Return to the same city by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Regreso a la misma ciudad y bajo la lluvia (1989) is another Héctor Belascoarán Shayne caper in the hilarious series of venality and violence as told by Mexico's favorite one-eyed detective in this wild, noir vision of Mexican reality. Dail's translation transmits the inventive dead-pan humor. No supplementary material beyond the jacket"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Mexico City noir by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of crime and noir stories set in Mexico
Sombra de la sombra by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retornamos como sombras : novela by Paco Ignacio Taibo ( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An inmate in an institution for the criminally insane describes Mexico in 1941, about to declare war, as uniformed Germans march in Chiapas while being harassed by a veteran of Mao's long march, and a drunken Hemingway appears in Mexico City
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Alternative Names
Mahojo, Francisco Ignacio Taibo, 1949-
Mahojo, Francisco Ignacio Taibo, II, 1949-
PIT, 1949-
PIT II, 1949-
T, PI, 1949-
Taibo 2, Paco Ignacio
Taibo Francisco Ignacio 1949-....
Taibo Ⅱ, Paco Ignacio
Taibo II, Paco Ignacio, 1949-
Taibo Mahojo, Francisco Ignacio
Taibo Mahojo, Francisco Ignacio, 1949-
Taibo Mahojo, Francisco Ignacio, II, 1949-
Taibo, P. I., 1949-
Taibo, P. I. (Paco Ignacio), 1949-
Taibo, P. I. (Paco Ignacio), II, 1949-
Taibo, Paco Ignacio
Taibo, Paco Ignacio, 1949-
Taibo, Paco Ignacio II
Taibo, Paco Ignacio, II, 1949-
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Tajbo, Pako Ignacio II. 1949-
タイボ, パコ・イグナシオ
Spanish (154)
English (80)
French (3)