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Taibo, Paco Ignacio II 1949-

Works: 331 works in 1,178 publications in 4 languages and 16,326 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Short stories, Mexican  Detective and mystery stories  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ7298.3.A58, 863
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Publications about Paco Ignacio Taibo
Publications by Paco Ignacio Taibo
Most widely held works by Paco Ignacio Taibo
Calling all heroes a manual for taking power by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Computer File )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 904 libraries worldwide
Hovering near death in his hospital bed, reporter Nestor reminisces about the violent demonstrations and bloody retaliation of 1968 and calls on the heroes of his childhood
Guevara, also known as Che by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 593 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 )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 537 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
An easy thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 497 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!
No happy ending by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 490 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 )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 468 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 448 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
Ernesto Guevara : también conocido como el Che by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
62 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Spanish and French and held by 447 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
Just passing through by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 446 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
Some clouds by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Mexico City independent detective H'ctor Belascoar'n Shayne is summoned back home from vacation by his sister, whose childhood friend Anita has been raped and nearly killed by unknown assailants. H'ctor 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, H'ctor 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'
Four hands by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 414 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
Return to the same city by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 404 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
Pancho Villa : una biografía narrativa by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 370 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 )
11 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 363 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
Returning as shadows by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 337 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 328 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
Life itself by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 308 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
Mexico City noir by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of crime and noir stories set in Mexico
Algunas nubes by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
30 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
"La ciudad de México es el escenario de esta historia violenta pero jocosa, donde Héctor Belascoarán sacará de un serio aprieto a una vieja amiga, en quien ha recaído la herencia de una fortuna amasada por vías ilícitas."--Cover
Cosa fácil by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )
37 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 278 libraries worldwide
"?Emiliano Zapata no está muerto??Quién asesinó al ingeniero en esa fábrica al borde de una huelga??Por qué persiguen a la hija adolescente de la actriz porno? ... Belascoarán ... se lanza a la aventura de resolver tres enigmas cuya solución es como el ensamble de un vasto rompecabezas ..."--P. [4] of cover
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タイボ, パコ・イグナシオ
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English (79)
French (7)
Portuguese (1)
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