Che Guevara's riotous riotous diaries charting his motorcycle odyssey from Argentina through Chile and Peru ending finally in Venezuela. There are the diaries written by Che Guevara during his riotous motorcycle odyssey from Argentina through Chile ...
and Peru ending finally in Venezuela. Most of the journey was undertaken on 'La Poderosa', the Powerful One: a 500cc Norton. Che Guevara's route is no political campaign: it is six months of high drama and low comedy in which the main concerns of Che and his travelling partner are where the next drink is coming from, where the next bed is to be found and who might be around to share it. This is a diary full of laddish improvisations: needing to earn money in Chile where there is an outburst of fires Guevara enlists as a fireman only to oversleep as a house is reduced to ashes; he shoots the dog of one of his hosts fearing that it is a puma on the loose; when grievously affected with stomach cramps he relieves himself out of his bedroom window somewhat to the detriment of the trays of peaches racked below. This lusty travelogue is free of pomp and full of life. Had Guevara's life not become so entwined in revolutionary adventure this would certainly have been the journey of a lifetime.
i absolutely love the movie so i decided to read the book. the two are very different (obvious Hollywood treatment), yet both have their own beauty. you see the formation of Che's idealism in the infant stage. subtle losses in translation, i'm sure.i absolutely love the movie so i decided to read the book. the two are very different (obvious Hollywood treatment), yet both have their own beauty. you see the formation of Che's idealism in the infant stage. subtle losses in translation, i'm sure. and careful rewriting to clean it up (by the author himself, with space to fill in memory gaps). on the back of the book i have, it call Che "A Latin James Dean or Jack Kerouac" which may sell books better, but i see more Hemingway or Neruda in his style. A good read....Continua Nascondi