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Taibo, Paco Ignacio II 1949-

Works: 294 works in 1,221 publications in 11 languages and 16,482 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Short stories, Mexican  Detective and mystery stories  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ7298.3.A58, 863
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Calling all heroes a manual for taking power by Paco Ignacio Taibo( )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,002 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
An easy thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
43 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 772 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!
Some clouds by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
44 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mexico City independent detective Hctor Belascoarn Shayne is summoned back home from vacation by his sister, whose childhood friend Anita has been raped and nearly killed by unknown assailants. Hctor soon discovers that Anita, recently married into the wealthy Costa family, has just seen her husband and his two brothers systematically murdered. Now, Anita stands in line to receive a legacy of some 200 million pesos if she can stay alive long enough to receive it. During his investigation, Hctor trades stories with novelist Paco Ignacio (who bears no little resemblance to Taibo), who is writing a crime novel based upon the recent murder of fourteen narcotraficantes and has traced the crime directly back to Judicial Police Commander Saavedra. Taibo weaves these two seemingly disparate threads together into a novel that stretches the boundaries of the crime genre and poses the question: how does a detective operate in a society in which the social and political institutions designed to protect the people are hopelessly corrupt?
Guevara, also known as Che by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Russian and held by 602 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
Life itself by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
55 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 567 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
The shadow of the shadow by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 556 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
Return to the same city by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
29 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 528 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
Ernesto Guevara : también conocido como el Che by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
71 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 489 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
No happy ending by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mexico City becomes the setting for a bizarre mystery, as private eye Hector Belascoaran Shayne investigates the death of a man entangled with a terrifying, repressive paramilitary organization
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 468 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
'68 by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 447 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
Just passing through by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 442 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."--Jacket
Four hands by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 413 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
Pancho Villa : una biografía narrativa by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 370 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
Muertos incómodos : falta lo que falta by Marcos( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 369 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
Sombra de la sombra by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
44 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Returning as shadows by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 334 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 325 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
Mexico City noir by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of crime and noir stories set in Mexico
Sueños de frontera by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Una actriz desaparece en el violento mundo fronterizo
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Alternative Names
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タイボ, パコ・イグナシオ
Spanish (301)
English (86)
Italian (27)
French (15)
German (10)
Japanese (2)
Romanian (2)
Greek, Modern (2)
Swedish (1)
Russian (1)
Czech (1)