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The motorcycle diaries : a journey around South America

Author: Che Guevara; Ann Wright
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1995.
Series: Critical studies in Latin American and Iberian cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on an ancient Norton motorbike. The journey would last six months and would take them thousands of miles, all the way up from Argentina to Venezuela. En route there would be disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy, fights, parties and a lot of serious drinking. They would meet an extraordinary range of people: native Indians  Read more...
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Guevara, Ernesto, 1928-1967.
Motorcycle diaries.
London ; New York : Verso, 1995
(OCoLC)623894190
Named Person: Che Guevara; Che Guevara; Ernesto Guevara
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Che Guevara; Ann Wright
ISBN: 1859849423 9781859849422
OCLC Number: 32349285
Language Note: Translation of Notas de viaje.
Description: viii, 156 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Critical studies in Latin American and Iberian cultures.
Other Titles: Notas de viaje.
Responsibility: Ernesto Che Guevara ; translated by Ann Wright.

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In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on an ancient Norton motorbike. The journey would last six months and would take them thousands of miles, all the way up from Argentina to Venezuela. En route there would be disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy, fights, parties and a lot of serious drinking. They would meet an extraordinary range of people: native Indians and copper miners, lepers, police, wanderers and tourists. They would become stowaways, firemen and football coaches; they would join in a strike. They would sometimes fall in love, and frequently fall off the motorbike. Both of them kept diaries. One of them was a tall and good-looking medical student called Ernesto Guevara de la Serna. Using the standard Argentinean nickname, others would sometimes refer to the two companions as Big Che and Little Che. In Ernesto's case, the nickname stuck. Within a decade the whole world would know Che Guevara. This is the story of that remarkable journey, eight years before the Cuban revolution, in Che's own words, and illustrated with rare contemporary photographs. For Che it was a formative experience, and amidst the humour and pathos of the tale, there are moving examples of his idealism and his solidarity with the poor and oppressed. But it is far from being the diary of a militant and sometimes very far from being 'politically correct', which may be the reason that the manuscript has only been made available now, a quarter century after Che's death in the Bolivian jungle. Instead it is a vivid record kept by an exuberant, intelligent and acutely observant 23-year-old, describing what might have been the adventure of a lifetime - had his lifetime not turned into a much greater adventure.

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