Diarios de motocicleta: notas de viaje por América Latina

Diarios de motocicleta: notas de viaje por América Latina 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Travel Diary, Now A Popular Movie And A New York Times Bestseller This New, Expanded Edition Features Exclusive, Unpublished Photos Taken By TheYear Old Ernesto On His Journey Across A Continent, And A Tender Preface By Aleida Guevara, Offering An Insightful Perspective On The Man And The IconFeatures Of This Edition Include A Preface By Che Guevara S Daughter AleidaIntroduction By Cintio Vintier, Well Known Latin American PoetPhotos Maps From The Original JourneyPostcript Che S Personal Reflections On His Formative Years A Child Of My Environment Published In Association With The Che Guevara Studies Center, Havana

Fidel Castro, joined their movement, and travelled to Cuba with the intention of overthrowing the U.S backed Batista regime Guevara soon rose to prominence among the insurgents, was promoted to second in command, and played a pivotal role in the successful two year guerrilla campaign that topled the Cuban government.After serving in a number of key roles in the new government, Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution abroad, first unsuccessfully in Congo Kinshasa and later in Bolivia, where he was captured by CIA assisted Bolivian forces and executed.Guevara remains both a revered and reviled historical figure, polarized in the collective imagination in a multitude of biographies, memoirs, essays, documentaries, songs, and films Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, while an Alberto Korda photograph of him entitled Guerrillero Heroico, was declared the most famous photograph in the world by the Maryland Institute of Art.

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  • Paperback
  • 175 pages
  • Diarios de motocicleta: notas de viaje por América Latina
  • Ernesto Che Guevara
  • English
  • 28 November 2018
  • 9781876175702

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  1. says:

    I have always been intrigued by this charismatic, utterly good looking, athletic man who was instrumental to the toppling of the Cuban government, and who is now largely forgotten, remembered only as a mythological figure in legends about faraway lands Suddenly this May, I chanced upon a biography of his in a book fair and grabbed it At that time, I d only heard of his name I knew he was some kind of revolutionary But nothing had prepared me for what was to come The biography tormented me for weeks on end, and I spent days thinking about him It was traumatic for me And it wasn t as if I was over sensitive to accounts of extreme violence, bloodshed or revolutions, or a sentimental, weepy girl But I was not prepared to meet a man so deeply committed to the cause, without bothering which country he was fighting for.It was enigmatic for me how Guevara, born into an affluent family, immensely good looking, lively, easy going, friendly and with a prosperous future earmarked for him, would later become one of the most determined, daring and charismatic guerilla leaders Here was a compassionate man not only outraged by political, social and economic injustice, but also one who transcended nationalistic barriers, the roots of which were, undoubtedly, sown in his travels through Latin America An Argentine who fought for Cuba, and then, instead of resting on his laurels for the rest of his life, went off to fight in Congo, coming to his end in yet another warfare in Bolivia.So now I didn t lose the chance to read this little book I did not find it particularly useful in any way I d looked for insights, but I didn t get any that I hadn t already gained It did not entertain too well It wasn t sloppy or anything, but it wasn t as extraordinary as I d expected Of course, I d wanted some new revelation about his motorcycle tour through Latin America In that sense, I was disappointed But then, it was about Guevara, and I eagerly lapped up every little detail I could, like a star struck fan clamoring for every single gossip about her favorite celebrity.What I clearly liked about the diary is that it was humorous and light hearted in tone, but not flippant Che s compassion showed through in his reflections on poverty and his accounts of indigenous people, his awareness of the richness of a Latin American culture, which, though distinct in every country, was, as he realized very soon, still bonded with each other through a common tradition and race The historical bits thrown in with his account were quite interesting, and whetted my appetite for Latin America, which Allende s Daughter of Fortune and Neruda had already aroused some years ago.By itself, it is little than disjointed, hasty vignettes of their journey in 1951 52 with his friend Alberto Granado on a motorcycle they called La Poderosa II The Mighty One , punctuated by humor, amusement and compassion despite the lightness of the prose, which is, in fact, quite charming in many places, it is of little value in isolation It is obvious it was a personal diary, not intended to be published Without Che being who he was, these serve as nothing than a light hearted, one time read Its appeal lies in the fact that this was one of those times that struck a deep root in Che s mind, which was later to prove crucial in making him what he was It was one of those little, seemingly unimportant incidents that shaped his already conscientious nature It was not a turning point rather, it was one of the slight turns that happen in degrees, imperceptibly, that in the long run, changed the course of his life, and that of Cuba it is well known now that but for Che, Castro would not have had his landmark victory A Note in the Margin provides a comparatively deeper idea of what Che was, and it was further sealed by the appendix at the end, titled A Child of my Environment Speech to medical students, 1960 It is clear that Che s Hippocratic Oath came from the heart, not from a book His speech elucidates what he considers the duty of a doctor, and also throws light on his political views.The three stars are for the book objectively The fourth is for Che because I read this not as a travel memoir, but as a way to understand Che In that young, handsome 20 something lad, I was seeking the sparks that were to make some youngster called Ernesto, Che Guevara I read it in an attempt to gain insight into a man who has not been adequately honored A man who was selfless to the very core A man who threw away his family, his children, his clearly prosperous, comfortable life to serve an ideology.Here was a remarkable man who was as passionate and compassionate as he was intelligent who was alive to the sorrows of the poor than he was to his own comforts He was determined and daring No one has affected me so profoundly before The fourth star is in his memory, a mark of respect Despite this being a one time read for me, I refuse to give an objective three star rating.

  2. says:

    I rarely pick up non fiction And whenever I do, it s usually a hit or miss, I either like it or hate it I have this idea that most of the non fiction I have read, especially memoirs, are books that didn t sit well with me However, I decided to give the genre another chance, and after reading this book, I am glad that I did.So what is this book about This is the diary of the Argentine doctor and revolutionary, Ernesto Guevara, known by his nickname of Che, as he traveled around South America with his friend Alberto Granado, using a motorcycle The travel was done in 1951 52, leaving from Argentina, crossing the Andes to the other side in Chile, then heading up to Peru, Colombia and Venezuela Along the way, Che experienced several facets of life in South America that later on shaped his revolutionary outlook in life.As I was reading this, I cannot help but make comparisons to another travelogue that I have read recently, and that was Jack Kerouac s On The Road I read this travelogue a few months ago, when I was in Mexico And at that time, I wasn t impressed This time, I loved what I read And perhaps the only way I can review this book properly is by comparing it to something else.First, it helped that I was quite familiar with the places that were mentioned in the book Reading about Che s impressions of Cuzco made me nostalgic about the place And judging from what he wrote, it seems that little has changed in that corner of Peru The fact that I have been to Saqsayhuaman, Tambomachay, and other places that he has mentioned while traveling in the Sacred Valley definitely helped in appreciating this work Perhaps that is one factor why I liked this travelogue better than On The Road, in that this one focused a lot on the scenery and the local culture.Second, I appreciated the gradual mental change that was reflected in Che s writing He had a middle class rather affluent background, and here he was, faced with the grim realities of South America He encounters indigenous peoples such as the Aymara, the Quechua, and the Yagua who live in the interior, and witnesses the poor realities that these people face He also encounters a leper colony and sees the unlucky situation that they are in This gradually molds his thinking into Marxism, as evident in his prose The final sentence especially illustrates this, when he proclaims that he is sacrificing himself to the authentic revolution, bracing his body, ready for combat, as the bestial howl of the victorious proletariat resounds with new vigor and hope It was quite an idealistic ending.Personally, I am not sold to the idea of Marxism and Communism, as I feel that humans are inherently selfish This I think is the one general flaw which makes the idea of Communism a failure Looking back at history, we see how several Communist states became corrupt it was never a utopian state where everything is equal However, I can also see Che s point of view If you re on the bottom end of the social spectrum, you would wish that life were a little bit easier, hoping that the the riches those bourgeoisie enjoy would trickle down to your own plate That s the hope Alas, it is easier said than done.

  3. says:

    These Diary notes provide us with an ernest and fetching account of a young Che, a middle class kid, not yet embarked on the violent and heroic road that stretched past these early trails Not particularly educational or insightful, but yet strangely moving The carefree bikers turn into compassionate observers of humanity along the course of this journey, thus fulfilling the purpose of the journey, at least in retrospect The passion and the compassion shines through the entire text and a youthful hope enlivens it, and that is part of its lasting appeal As the following passage makes clear, how much of this book is observation and how much is later interpretation is hard to judge All we can be sure is that this is how Che saw the journey as he looked back on it In nine months of a man s life he can think a lot of things, from the loftiest meditations on philosophy to the most desperate longing for a bowl of soup in total accord with the state of his stomach And if, at the same time, he s somewhat of an adventurer, he might live through episodes of interest to other people and his haphazard record might read something like these notes.And so, the coin was thrown in the air, turning many times, landing sometimes heads and other times tails Man, the measure of all things, speaks here through my mouth and narrates in my own language that which my eyes have seen It is likely that out of 10 possible heads I have seen only one true tail, or vice versa In fact it s probable, and there are no excuses, for these lips can only describe what these eyes actually see Is it that our whole vision was never quite complete, that it was too transient or not always well informed Were we too uncompromising in our judgments Okay, but this is how the typewriter interpreted those fleeting impulses raising my fingers to the keys, and those impulses have now died Moreover, no one can be held responsible for them.The person who wrote these notes passed away the moment his feet touched Argentine soil again The person who reorganizes and polishes them, me, is no longer, at least I am not the person I once was All this wandering around Our America with a capital A has changed me than I thought. As the book slowly moves from casual observation, to detailed description, to heart felt indictments and finally to loud declamations of a future that has to be wrought at any cost, the reader might find it difficult to follow the spiritual evolution of a middle class kid that is compressed into this narrative unfortunately, for modern middle class readers, that is precisely what is expected of Che Also, the structure of this progression was a little too neat for my liking, but with Che the myth is everything and is an essential component of enjoying these Diaries Embrace it.

  4. says:

    Che Guevara was a doctor, a revolutionary, extremely hot, and the subject of the most t shirts worn by people who do not understand them ever.Here s the young Che Guevara s chronicle of motorcycle crashes nine in one day, great job on his busted ass motorcycle over busted ass roads, until the thing entirely breaks, and then he becomes a revolutionary you know what I like is mapsYou could break Guevara s life into three phases Phase 2 is where he s a crucial player in the Cuban revolution with Fidel Castro Phase 3 is when he quits his cushy job in the new Cuban government to go back to the jungle and lead another revolution, this one in Bolivia, because this is the one guy in the world who, like, every time he says We should have a revolution, he immediately drops everything and starts one Che Guevara is the final word on money going where mouths are These two phases are covered in Stephen Soderbergh s 4.5 hour biopic Che, which, it turns out, is pretty boring, don t watch that Look, I just think it s important to acknowledge that this is a very attractive man.Phase 1 is him becoming a revolutionary, and the fun thing about this book is that you get to watch it happen It s his real diary from this cross continental trip, and it starts off sortof like a typical young guy road trip, brash and full of stories about getting drunk with strangers On the South American Road, you know And then he runs into this old woman dying of asthma and is consumed by rage The poor thing was in a pitiful state, breathing the acrid smell of concentrated sweat and dirty feet that filled her roomIt is at times like this, when a doctor is conscious of his complete powerlessness, that he longs for change a change to prevent the injustice of a system in which only a month ago this poor woman was still earning her living as a waitress, wheezing and panting but facing life with dignity In circumstances like this, individuals in poor families who can t pay their way become surrounded by an atmosphere of barely disguised acrimony they stop being father, mother, sister or brother and become a purely negative force in the struggle for life and, consequently, a source of bitterness for the healthy members of the community who resent their illness as if it were a personal insult to those who have to support them.Isn t that passage fuckin astounding I mean, here he is, a lifelong asthma sufferer himself, in a shitty hut trying to help some poor woman, and expanding her condition out to the systemic injustices that created it, and to its impact on the very fabric of society, in three sentences And here it is you re watching Ernesto Guevara become Che We learned perfectly, says Che, that the life of a single being is worth millions of times than all the property of the richest man on earth It sounds so obvious when he says it, right

  5. says:

    Diarios de motocicleta The motorcycle diaries a journey around south America, 1995, Ernesto Che Guevara 1928 1967 The Motorcycle Diaries Spanish Diarios de motocicleta is a 2004 biopic about the journey and written memoir of the 23 year old Ernesto Guevara, who would several years later become internationally known as the iconic Marxist guerrilla commander and revolutionary Che Guevara 2005 1385 160 9647961332 1383 1386 20 .

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    This is not a story of incredible heroism, or merely the narrative of a cynic at least I do not mean it to be It is a glimpse of two lives that ran parallel for a time, with similar hopes and convergent dreams At times I mourn the inadequacy of the written word and how poor of an approximation it is of lived experiences And yet reading transports you to places and into minds you could never have known otherwise, in any other way As I closed this book with a sigh and put it aside, I felt strangely elated at having not only seen a little of that mysterious continent, which we call South America, but understood it, in its tragedy and promise My fascination with the continent partly stems from the fact that I, too, come from a place having a colonial past, and understand how important culture is, especially when it dies and you are left with only a few architectural ruins to remember the glorious dynasties you were once a part of Ernesto s journey through Peru, his exploration of Cuzco along with those few pages dedicated to the reconstruction of Inca civilization perhaps were my favorites, for this reason The navel of the world , the world of the Incas in the Peruvian mountains, the ancient civilization carved out in the heart of Machu Picchu, now hot tourist attractions, carry the blood of thousands of Indians another group of humans who have been treated miserably by the world It s funny, the Eurocentricism that I find among my people, not sad but funny as I read through this book and realized that there are races and cultures and countries and forests and mountains worth dreaming of, about which we have such little interest, and absolutely no knowledge But I digress Ernesto begins the most important part of his journey taking us through the land of hospitality , Chile, recounting several comic incidents involving never ending barbecues, near escapades, to its deserts and its mines, the point where his narration takes on a kind of seriousness as he describes the living conditions of the miners and mourns the exploitation of those who give away their lives so cheaply, suffocating in the entrails of the world It is at this stage of his journey that something hits him, something we all know that would ultimately and irrevocably change him into Comandante Che But this book is not special merely because it is the future Che who is writing it, but because of South America itself, and all the places Ernesto and Alberto journey through Read it as a diary of an adventurer, and it will still be great As far as Che is concerned, well, what can I say To say that the man fascinates me would be an understatement But as much as I think I am in love with all the romanticism and idealism his name evokes, I have to admit that I cannot know him, nobody can, and what I think of him is what I want to believe of him To think of Che as a man is too depressing, but to think of him as a mythic legend, a hero of some folktale is something I can live with better The person who wrote these notes passed away the moment his feet touched Argentine soil The person who reorganizes and polishes them, me, is no longer, at least I m not the person I once was All this wandering around Our America with a capital A has changed me than I thought Ernesto, on the other hand, the young Argentine who went on this journey, is someone else As Aleida writes in her beautiful preface, I am in love with the boy her father had been, and I envy his spirit which took him to journeys I can only dream of His narration is full of pathos and sympathy, but sometimes has the coldness of pure scientific inquiry But then again, his romanticism comes in full force and the prose becomes lyrical, poetic, even slightly excessive Anyway, these notes read smoothly, and the discordance you might find is forgivable, considering the fact that their writer wasn t exactly a prose stylist.P.S I think the movie was quite brilliant I am a fan of Bernal and it was through browsing his filmography that I came to know of this book They did a pretty fantastic job of making a linear, cohesive, beautiful story out of these notes, some of which are quite hurried If you like, do watch the movie, but only if you vouch to read the book, as well There is something the movie doesn t give you, and that is the narrative, the inner dialogue which accompanied Ernesto as he traveled silently through South America If the movie gives you scenery, the book gives you the right perspective to see it And, my God, what a perspective My eyes traced the immense vault of heaven the starry sky twinkled happily above me, as if answering in the affirmative to the question rising deep within me Is all of this worth it

  7. says:

    I wanted to read this book so badly, mainly because I wanted to read about Che He is such a popular icon and you see so many people wearing t shirts with his image on them etc I knew very little about him and that was the main reason for picking up this book I would say I read from Wikipedia, than from the book I would open Wikipedia to read about the cities mentioned in the book I also read stuff about Fiedel Castro and few people mentioned in the book Apart from Che s personal life, this book was interesting to read in many aspects Machu Picchu, which is now one of the wonders of the world, has been explained very well by Che in the book He also speaks about Inca empire, its decline and Spanish invasion What really impressed me in the book were his thoughts about everything 1 Owner made a person carry their luggage walking while these people were riding horses Che pitied for that guy and took back the luggage from that guy.2 His compassion towards the mine workers who have to work in such horrible conditions, in return for such poor wages.3 Communist couple to whom Che and Alberto lend their blanket, even though they themselves were shivering from cold.4 The way he feels compassion for all those leprosy patients and makes sure they feel human again, like playing football with them, touching their hands I am not sure how many people would have actually done that.5 I like the way they get free food and drinks during the trip Che s idea of telling they always eat while drinking I feel sad for the Indians native Americans He describes third class in the train by saying it used to stink than the coach used to transport animals in Argentina But the people before us are not the same proud race that repeatedly rose up against Inca rule These people who watch us walk through the streets of the town are a defeated race To die hoping that one of their children, thanks to miracle powers of a drop of colonising blood in their veins, might somehow achieve the goal they look forward to until their last days Che s thoughts along with their travel anecdotes made it a great read.Updated Movie was good I especially loved those beautiful locations Machu Picchu But still book was better.

  8. says:

    1952 7 7500 .

  9. says:

    Sometimes my job sees me heading off to the worst kind of places chemical works and sewage plants being two prime examples , however sometimes the gods just smile down and I find myself being sent somewhere really good Really good, like where Well, I ll tell you I ve been sent to work in a library for five days WHOO HOOOOOOOOO The local liberry to quote Richard Derus has been closed for a big refurbishment which partially involves whole scale demolition of parts of the building Want to demolish a historic building Whoyagonnacall The archaeologists, that s who So all these books are being given away, chucked out, pulped or sold on to make way for an e liberry Ye Gods And I found this in the recycle bin astonishing what people are willing to throw away really It was not own its own either because it was accompanied by copies of Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice and many many many others In total I liberated about 40 books all of which have now been dusted off, registered on bookcrossing and released around the city for other people to enjoy If you don t know about book crossing then go to immediately Go on, off you go Overall I enjoyed this special random free book in a bin find, but it was not quite as inspirational as generations of Che t shirt wearing wannabee revolutionaries would have me believe Maybe I m just too old Is this something you re supposed to read when you re young and perky and stoned Up there with Kerouac in that this book sells loafing and free loading as a form of modern spiritual enlightenment See I am too old.There is no doubt that his writing is good and the trip was an exceptional and entertaining journey, especially since Che and Alberto made the journey relying on the charity of strangers The most amazing part of the book was the way that the police could always be relied on to provide a place to stay and some free food when all else failed Not to discredit our loyal band of polis, but I can t imagine that ever being likely in the UK

  10. says:

    I began dressing slowly, a task which wasn t very difficult because the difference between our night wear and day wear consisted, generally, of shoes Two buddies take a break from their medical studies to tour their home country of Argentina, then Chile, Peru, Columbia, and Venezuela What gives this fun, youthful adventure a different twist in addition to the fact their destination is a leper colony is that one of the buddies is Che Guevera, the guy who would go on to fight with Castro in the Cuban Revolution, and then to take up other fights in the Congo and then in Bolivia, where at age 39 he was captured and killed and then became an icon.Most of the book is about how they found ways to get from one place to another and what they ate, and I understand from my own travels on the cheap that it really can be all about these two things His diary gives us the feel of being on the road survival, adventure, the companionship of travelers, the kindness of strangers.What s interesting about the journey of this book is that it helped make Che Che Che, by the way, is just the Argentinian version of mate or pal, but those of us who ve seen the t shirts, the posters, we know what the name means to us It means rebel What he saw on this trip poverty and illness and injustice turned him from middle class doctor into revolutionary You can see it in passages like this, which starts out like a tame entry in a Peruvian tourist s diary The most memorable part of Lima is the centre of the city around its magnificent cathedral The church facades and alters demonstrate the complete range of Churrigueresque art in their love of gold It was because of this vast wealth that the aristocracy resisted the armies of America up to the very last Lima is the perfect example of a Peru which has never emerged from its feudal, colonial state It is still waiting for the blood of a truly liberating revolution The reading ranged from tedious to startling, unsettling to inspiring I m very happy to have had the experience.

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