Item description for Ernesto Guevara, Tambien Conocido Como El Che (Spanish Edition) by Paco Ignacio Taibo II...
Desde millones de fotos, carteles, videos, camisetas, postales, discos, libros, frases, testimonios -fantasmas todos ellos de la sociedad industrial, que no sabe depositar sus mitos en la sobriedad de la memoria-, el Che nos vigila. Mas alla de toda parafernalia, retorna. Casi treinta anos despues de su muerte, su imagen cruza generaciones, su mito persigue los delirios de grandeza del neoliberalismo. Irreverente, burlon, terco -moralmente terco-, el Che siempre sera motivo de debate. Con abundante material hasta ahora inedito -fotos, testimonios, diarios...-, Ernesto Guevara, tambien conocido como el Che es una biografia minuciosa y detallada que nos revela a un personaje diferente del que creemos conocer; un hombre que, siendo ministro de Industria en Cuba, jamas terminaba de amarrarse las botas. Es un encuentro con Ernesto Guevara, mas alla del Che, pero tambien una reelaboracion del mito. Este libro, escrito con gran intensidad y dedicacion, esta llamado a ser un clasico.
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Studio: Planeta Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 5.6" Height: 1.8" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
ISBN 9706909818 ISBN13 9789706909817
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More About Paco Ignacio Taibo II
Paco Ignacio Taibo II is a historian and writer. The winner of seven international fiction prizes, including the coveted Moritz-Planeta Award, he lives in Mexico City.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ernesto Guevara, Tambien Conocido Como El Che (Spanish Edition)?
reads more like historical fiction Jun 19, 2007
the author's evident admiration for the subject destroys any faith in the objectivity of his writing...if read as fiction by someone with a limited background, it could be enjoyable.
A Tremendous Contribution Feb 27, 2007
Taibo's book on Ché is monumental. It distresses many North Americans to discover a Ché Guevara who does not conform to the popular (and erroneous)belief systems so prevalent in the States. Taibo pays little attention to the myths and a lot of attention to facts, and weaves the information into a cohesive -- and verifiable -- story about this extraordinary person. You do not, however, want to drop this book on your foot: it's a monster...probably weighs a kilo, anyway. But the content is as solid as is the book itself; and more to the point, it is a much more human, much more aware history of Ché than any of the other Ché bios that I have encountered, in either Spanish or English. Even if you don't read the thing, but just carry it around to build up your arm muscles, having the book on the table at a restaurant or a coffee-shop can be fun: people react to it in interesting ways, as one might expect...you soon understand why there are so many Ché t-shirts and so few Henry Kissinger t-shirts, that's for sure. This thing is a tour de force, worth every penny. It may take some time to finish it, but it is worth the work to do so. You may become more haunted by Ché's vision and his results, but you will also become more understanding of him and his time...and better able to understand the tremendous changes that he brought (and continues to bring)to Latin America and the West in general. Not to be missed; and if you're lucky, you can find a copy of "Sueños Rebelde" to go along with it. Good luck, and good reading!
The most enjoyable of all Che's bios Oct 25, 2002
In the US, Paco Taibo II is better known within the mystery readers' crowd for his accomplished police stories with a touch of irony and a shrewd writing style. For this reason with certain apprehension I started reading this biography. In fact it was the first complete and serious Che's bio I have ever read. Later I grabbed Jon Lee Anderson's one... Of all Che's bios Paco's is the most enchanting one. It may lack the huge documention of Anderson's book, but it compensates it with an amazing style. Paco cannot divorce his own admiration of Che from his subject, but, hey, that is exactly why this book becomes so much enjoyable. I still recall grabbing the book (700 hundred pages!) one morning and going that same night to bed with the book in my hands! I couldn't stop reading it! Che's story is reflected under the light of an amazing storyteller. The episodes of Che's story are exquisitely threaded together in a masterful way. His life becomes flesh and blood in Paco's hands. The icon, the symbol of rebellion and struggle for social justice turns a man, an incredible, passionate and admirable human being throughout the book. The end cannot be better: it is ghostly but hopeful with a lot of energy and sadness and beauty: a song to Latin American history of struggle.