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Ernesto Guevara - The Awakening of Latin America

The Awakening of Latin America: A Classic Anthology of Che Guevara's Writing on Latin America


Ernesto Guevara

Book Genre
History, World, Hispanic


The name Che Guevara is synonymous with Latin America. This classic anthology on Latin America shows his cultural depth, rigorous intellect, and intense emotion. Selected from Che's personal family archives by a leading authority on Che Guevara's life and work, this includes the best of Che's writing: examples of his journalism, essays, speeches, letters, and poems, revealing his transformation from the impressionable medical student to his death as "the heroic guerrilla" in Bolivia. Nearly half of this book is published for the first time and most of these pieces pre-date Che's arrival in Cuba with Fidel Castro's guerrilla expedition in 1956. It opens with excerpts from Che's unpublished "Bicycle Diaries," his notes from a trip around Argentina on a bicycle in 1950, the year before The Motorcycle Diaries . It features unpublished poems including "To the Bolivian Miners," "My Tears for You Guatemala," and "Spain in America"; unpublished articles including "Machu-Picchu: Enigmatic Stone of America," "View from the Bank of the Greatest of Rivers," and "Workers of the United States: Friends or Enemies?" as well as fascinating notes from the reading and study program he set himself. Also included are his notes for his unpublished book, The Social Role of Doctors in Latin America . This is the book to read after The Motorcycle Diaries and his final Bolivian Diary to discover the evolution of an extraordinary mind and individual. This anthology on Latin America is destined to become an instant classic comparable to Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America .

Product Details

Book Format
Book Edition
Academic Level
General Adult
Book Volume
  • 3
  • 1
  • 4
  • 2
Textual Format
Readings/Anthologies/Collected Works
Contributing Authors
Number of Pages
Dewey Decimal Classification
  • 980
  • 980.03/5
Place of Publication
United States
Geographic Designation
Latin America
6.3 x 9 x 1.3 inches
Cast & Crew
Maria Del Carmen Ariet Garcia (Editor)