The Motorcycle Diaries

Author: Ernesto Che Guevara

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 164421069X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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A New York Times bestseller With a new introduction by The Motorcyle Diaries filmmaker Walter Salles, and featuring 24 pages of photos taken by Che. The Motorcycle Diaries is Che Guevara's diary of his journey to discover the continent of Latin America while still a medical student, setting out in 1952 on a vintage Norton motorcycle together with his friend Alberto Granado, a biochemist. It captures, arguably as much as any book ever written, the exuberance and joy of one person's youthful belief in the possibilities of humankind tending towards justice, peace and happiness. After the release in 2004 of the exhilarating film of the same title, directed by Walter Salles, the book became a New York Times and international bestseller. This edition includes a new introduction by Walter Salles and an array of new material that was assembled for the 2004 edition coinciding with the release of the film, including 24 pages of previously unpublished photos taken by Che, notes and comments by his wife, Aleida Guevara March, and an extensive introduction by the distinguished Cuban author, Cintio Vitier. "A journey, a number of journeys. Ernesto Guevara in search of adventure, Ernesto Guevara in search of America, Ernesto Guevara in search of Che. On this journey, solitude found solidarity. 'I' turned into 'we.'"—Eduardo Galeano "As his journey progresses, Guevara's voice seems to deepen, to darken, colored by what he witnesses in his travels. He is still poetic, but now he comments on what he sees, though still poetically, with a new awareness of the social and political ramifications of what's going on around him."—January Magazine "Our film is about a young man, Che, falling in love with a continent and finding his place in it." —Walter Salles, director of the film version of The Motorcycle Diaries "All this wandering around 'Our America with a Capital A' has changed me more than I thought." —Ernesto Che Guevara, from The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries

Author: Nadia Lie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000790347

Category: Social Science

Page: 99

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The first monograph to examine Walter Salles’ The Motorcycle Diaries, this book explains the significance of Salles’ film with respect to the specific category of ‘youth culture’ as a historically and culturally situated concept. The Motorcycle Diaries looks at the film’s engagement with ‘emerging adulthood’, the importance of travel as a source of self-discovery, and the film’s impact on the iconicity of Che Guevara, the international emblem of a restless, rebellious youth. Combining insights from transnational film studies, tourism studies and affect theory, as well as drawing on extensive historical materials, this book provides not only a necessary addition to existing scholarship on this popular movie, but also an inspiring model for the analysis of film in relation to youth culture - a burgeoning field of interest in Latin American scholarship. It will interest any scholar in film studies, specifically transnational cinemas, global cinema, Latin American cinema, Latin American history, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, tourism studies and global politics.

Reframing Latin America

Author: Erik Ching,Christina Buckley,Angélica Lozano-Alonso

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292782655

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 3481

Providing an extensive introduction to cultural studies in general, regardless of chronological or geographic focus, and presenting provocative, essential readings from Latin American writers of the last two centuries, Reframing Latin America brings much-needed accessibility to the concepts of cultural studies and postmodernism. From Saussure to semiotics, the authors begin by demystifying terminology, then guide readers through five identity constructs, including nation, race, and gender. The readings that follow are presented with insightful commentary and encompass such themes as "Civilized Folk Marry the Barbarians" (including José Martí's "Our America") and "Boom Goes the Literature: Magical Realism as the True Latin America?" (featuring Elena Garro's essay "It's the Fault of the Tlaxcaltecas"). Films such as Like Water for Chocolate are discussed in-depth as well. The result is a lively, interdisciplinary guide for theorists and novices alike.

The Motorcycle Diaries

Author: Che Guevara,Ernesto Guevara

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 6412

A chronicle of the author's seven-month motorcycle journey throughout South America reveals the beginning of his transformation into a dedicated revolutionary.

The Motorcycle Diaries

Author: Che Guevara

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781859840665

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

View: 9217

In January 1952, two young men from Buenos Aires set out to explore South America on an ancient Norton motorbike. The journey lasted six months and took them thousands of miles, all the way from Argentina to Venezuela. En route, there was disasters and discoveries, high drama, low comedy, fights, parties and a lot of serious drinking. They met an extraordinary range of people: native indians and copper miners, lepers, police, wanderers and tourists. They became stowaways, firemen and football coaches, and joined in a strike. They sometimes fell in love, and frequently fell off the motorbike. Both of them kept diaries. One of them was a tall and good-looking medical student called Ernest 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 contemporary photographs. For Che, it was a formative experience, and amidst the humour and pathos of the tale, there are examples of his idealism and his solidarity with the poor and the oppressed. But it is far from being the diary of a militant, and sometimes very far from being “political 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 record kept by an exuberant, intelligent and observant 23-year-old, describing what might have been the adventure of a lifetime—had his lifetime not turned into a much greater adventure.

History Through Film:

Author: Eric Burnett


ISBN: 1435714822

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 6090

Ideally suited for teachers wanting to use film in the classroom, students needing to separate fact from fiction, or those yearning to know more about the world presented on screen, History through Film will uncover the past that inspired the directors, and even give you the skills to know the trademark "tricks" filmmakers use to alter history. This anthology of 27 film reviews includes such film classics as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Braveheart, and Patton, while also looking at such recent hits as Blood Diamond, 10,000 B.C., National Treasure: Book of Secrets and 300. Each film analysis will provide a brief synopsis, DVD counter reference for key historical scenes, background information of era/event, detailed analysis of historical accuracy and key quotes from the film.

Reel Views 2

Author: James Berardinelli

Publisher: Justin, Charles & Co.

ISBN: 1932112405

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 627

View: 4599

Thoroughly revised and updated for 2005! Includes a new chapter on the best special edition DVDs and a new chapter on finding hidden easter egg features.

Latin American History at the Movies

Author: Donald F. Stevens

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538152479

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 5291

Combining history with discussion of cinema, this book examines how film has portrayed five hundred years of Latin America history. An introduction on the visual presentation of the past sets the stage for essays that explore sixteen of the best feature films on Latin America from the perspective of historians.