Back on the Road |Paathayilekku Veendum:പാതയിലേക്ക് വീണ്ടും

Back on the Road Paathayilekku Veendum His principal interest was in archaeology and politics and his first stop was Bolivia which had recently experienced a far reaching revolution and where he had the opportunity to study the Inca rem

  • Title: Back on the Road |Paathayilekku Veendum:പാതയിലേക്ക് വീണ്ടും
  • Author: Ernesto Che Guevara Rajan Thuvvara
  • ISBN: 9798188582289
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • His principal interest was in archaeology and politics, and his first stop was Bolivia, which had recently experienced a far reaching revolution, and where he had the opportunity to study the Inca remains at Tiahuanaco and elsewhere He moved on to Peru, visiting Cuzco, Macchu Picchu and Lima, and along the Andes to Guayaquil in Ecuador before sailing up the coast to PanamHis principal interest was in archaeology and politics, and his first stop was Bolivia, which had recently experienced a far reaching revolution, and where he had the opportunity to study the Inca remains at Tiahuanaco and elsewhere He moved on to Peru, visiting Cuzco, Macchu Picchu and Lima, and along the Andes to Guayaquil in Ecuador before sailing up the coast to Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala, where he was caught up in the CIA overthrow of the Arbenz government, and later Mexico, where he was to meet Fidel Castro for the first time.Throughout his travels, the young Guevara kept a spasmodic diary in which he recorded his impressions of his two year journey It was an expedition, which thousands of backpackers accomplish today, and thousands dream about.

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    1. Well for those of us whose Spanish is not very good or have any at all it would have been nice if the two poems of his had been also translated into English. Be that as it may this is an extraordinary book by a remarkable man. However, it is rather curious that in his diary (really a journal) he doesn't always put much importance to certain people and his relationship with them, I'm primarily thinking Hilda Gadea. It's quite a mystery as to why he married her at all. Unless by an odd obligation [...]

    2. I actually enjoyed this more than Motorcycle Diaries. In this book we see young Ernesto making the decision that he really wants to dedicate his life to the revolution, even if it means death.He isn't just looking for adventure anymore, he's looking for meaning and purpose: the chance to make a difference in his beloved South America. I think there's a lot here that anyone can identify with, regardless of how you feel about communism.I wish the book had included a short history of Latin America [...]

    3. This book wasn't as engaging as Guevara's first journey across Latin America, but this second trip is a glimpse into his interest in politics. There were times in this where I felt that a lot was missing, that I was walking into the middle of a conversation. Latin American Diaries takes place between 1953 and 1956. Guevara is present during a military take over in Guatemala, meets Fidel Castro in Mexico City in 1955, and spends a lot of time reading up on Marx and Engel. By the end of the book, [...]

    4. Reading this book is like taking the Journey with CheHis transformation from a young, carefree wanderer to the revolutionary is so evident through his writings. How his surroundings influenced him, the person that he was when he left home ( at times you don't like him) but his honesty is so evident. His thirst for knowledge is inspiring, I may not completely agree with his ideology, but just can't deny the life that he lived. He lived for what he believed in and justified it by his actions.

    5. Lennon's Book Collection Review: Not the hardcore Che you'll expect but his travels before he became a revolutionary. The young Che immersing himself to the Latin American culture. These travels will eventually strengthen his revolutionary insights.#backontheroad

    6. This was quite an infuriating collection- it does not have the clarity of 'The Motorcycle Diaries,' principally because this was not edited by Guevara the way his earlier diaries were (although I notice his wife edited out sexually explicit passages). Entries are lumped together without differentiation, dates are not used to give sense of the time involved- and, all in all, it is principally of interest because of who Che was to become. None the less, if you are fascinated by Guevara and his ide [...]

    7. The book is a chronological narrative on Che's travels through Latin America, and written in simple English.I believe readers remained glued to the book because of the "Deity" Che became through this exploration. If it was an ordinary man's story, it wouldn't make much impact.I bought the book in Cuba while on a work related visit, and was amazed about his post humus presence in the that country. He is integral to their proud revolutionary struggles. It was interesting how he classified his acqu [...]

    8. Back on the Road is a personal text of Ernesto Che Guevara’s long journey through the American continent in his simmering surge to ‘explore America’. The descriptions rich with the spirit of youth gives the reader a clear image of a young Argentine doctor’s gradual development in to a full revolutionary icon.The text contains numerous letters to his mother soaked with love and affection describing to her even the tiny details of their journey. from the way Che Guevara writes it the reade [...]

    9. I was not digging this book at all. I thought I would but I actually didn't which was pretty surprising to me. I mean it's Che, I am supposed to be into it, right? Well I think I am now more confused as to what exactly he did & how it all came about. I mean he was a doctor who helped people in a variety of ways in different countries but he was also buds w/ Fidel & exiled from his homeland. I don't understand how this book was done either. There were stories/letters from him but then the [...]

    10. I really wanted Motorcycle Diaries but the local library branch only carried its "sequel". As a narrative, it reads more or less like a series of notes that Guevara left so he could remember who he met and where and when he did it. As such, it's a very skeletal read. It would be completely unreadable if it weren't for letters that were woven into the narrative that contain more of his thoughts and observations. Since I wanted to read this narrative (or the first travel narrative) primarily for t [...]

    11. Che Guevara's second trip from Argentina through South America to Mexico lacks the dynamism of The Motorcycle Diaries. It seems not to have been written for publication and though it provides a clear picture of the young author/doctor and his interests it often is mundane in its reportage. The translati0n is inadequate and makes Guevara seem like a rather ingenuous American tourist rather than a politically motivated Argentinian. Nevertheless it gives insights into the personality of the man who [...]

    12. Not as interesting as the "motorcycle diaries". Che is clearly more radical at this point and has chosen his path to be a communist. The book is a little dissappointing, since we do not learn much new about Che. Like stated above, he is more dedicated to comunism and is prepared to take a stand, but we get little hint when and where this development accelerated. I'm further pretty poitive that this is not complete, since the biography written by Anderson quotes parts of this diary, that are not [...]

    13. Although this book touts itself as the sequel to The Motorcycle Diaries, it's pretty different from its precursor. Instead of mischief exemplified in Che's first trip around South America, his second trip, more into Central America, is very politically oriented. While giving a great insight to Che's experiences that aid his political evolution - it can be a dry read (compared to The Motorcycle Diaries). Probably best recommended for readers specifically interested in Che's personal journey, inst [...]

    14. I'm reminded of the Monty Python skit "The Poet McTeagle" in which the poet writes constantly about how strapped he is for cash. "What's twenty quid to the bloody Midland Bank?" A fair amount of Guevara's journals concern his constant striving to pay for his room and board, and his many failed attempts at employment. It was interesting enough, but mostly a stage setting for the Cuban revolution to come.

    15. Reads as the not intended for publication jottings, musings and aid memoires of a young man finding his feet and exploring hisworld and none the worse for that and the honesty it offers as such. Che's literary talent is more apparant in his letters and journalistic articles some of which also appear in this slim volume.

    16. Memoirs- diaries, letters- by Che Guevara,the pre-revolutionary man's adventures and trials as he traveled and worked in Central and South America in the 1950's. I most enjoyed his descriptions of the indigenous peoples' ruins he explored alone the way. And it is appears Guevara and I have something in common- a strong attraction to Machu Picchu!

    17. Ernesto "Che" Guevara de la Serna's diary of his second trip through Latin America. Unlike the first diary, Guevara travels through Central America, where he witnesses the fall of Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán, and his movements in México. I read both Spanish and English versions. Read the Spanish version if you can as somethings are lost in the translation.

    18. Is a remarkable book to read . It's could be considered travel book for the travel of che and no diaries , his description of the places that he visited , and his analysis making this book an extraordinary reading,

    19. I really found Che's second diary to be very interesting. He had further matured in his views and I enjoyed the letters he wrote to his parents. I find his family to be almost as intriguing as Ernesto was.

    20. I like that Che has a clearer picture of himself, yet still out to find himself, in this book. I think he had some great ideals at this time and truly wanted to help people. I really want to find out what happened to change his motives.

    21. A mishmash of Che Guevara's personal journal entries, which were heavily edited, and letters to his mother and friend. There are few passages that are noteworthy, on Arbenz and Guatemala, and Peronism, but it is a book where much of the information is filtered.

    22. never ever i couldn't get why they want to make an idol of this womwn seeker now you can see his pidtures on corsetshe was just a doll for her bosses

    23. So I've finished this wonderful book Such beautiful intimate look at the lovely energetic Dr.Ernesto in his search for Che

    24. 3 and 1/2 really. At times smacked of that boring revolutionary at a party. We all know that guy. From the Guatemala overthrow on it is a solid 4 rating before that a 3 is generous.

    25. The second journey which interested me to study, where he is going to meet Fidel & finding himself who he is and what he need to do. He found Fidel's ideologies matching his own.

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