'Powerful and poetic…For anyone interested in the myth of Che Guevara, and in the idea that a small group of determined men can take over a country, this book is essential reading.' Colm Toibin, Observer
'Che's life is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom. We will always honour his memory.’ Nelson Mandela
Praise for the films, ‘Che Part 1’ and ‘Che Part 2’.
‘Brilliant.’ The Times
‘A grand Hollywood war movie. Del Toro gives a stunning performance as Che Guevara. ****’ Empire
‘Soderbergh’s best film. A masterpiece. ****’ Total Film
'Che is brilliant…incandescent – a piece of full-on, you-are-there realism…[A] perfect dream movie, which is also politically vibrant and searing.' Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood Elsewhere
'Che is a piece of entertainment that delivers excitement, pathos and pure film-making passion…The end result is masterful – expressive, innovative, striking, exciting.' www.cinematical.com
Praise for The Motorcycle Diaries:
'What distinguishes these diaries is that they reveal a human side to El Che which historians have successfully managed to suppress…one senses El Che's belief that determination and conviction can be enough to change one's self and others…a joy to read from start to finish.' Financial Times
'Political incorrectness galore…this book should do much to humanise the image of a man who found his apotheosis as a late Sixties cultural icon. It is also, incidentally, a remarkably good travel book about South America.' Scotsman
‘It’s true; Marxists just wanna have fun.’ Guardian
THE BASIS OF THE MOVIE “CHE: PART ONE” FROM STEVEN SODERBERGH STARRING BENICIO DEL TORO
The dramatic art and acute perceptiveness evident in Che Guevara’s early diaries fully blossom in this highly readable and often entertaining account of the guerrilla war that led to the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Reminiscences is one of the two books for Steven Soderbergh’s biopic (along with The Bolivian Diary).
Feature chapters describe Che’s first meeting with Fidel in Mexico, the mythical moment when Che had to choose between a knapsack of medicine and another of ammunition, and the anguished story of the murdered puppy.
This new, thoroughly revised edition includes for the first time corrections made to the diary by Che himself and a preface by his daughter Aleida .
“Reflects the life of an extraordinary and important man.”—Library Journal
“When Che Guevara cast his lot with Marxism and revolution the world of letters suffered an incalculable loss. Guevara is a brilliant, thoughtful writer. He is lucid, candid and revealing.”—The Cleveland Press
Features of this new edition include:
- Preface by Aleida Guevara
- Revised translation
- Biographical note
- 32 pp black and white photos