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Che : a revolutionary life / Jon Lee Anderson and José Hernández ; translated by Megan McDowell.

Anderson, Jon Lee, author. (Author). Hernández (Artist), illustrator. (Added Author). McDowell, Megan, translator. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780735221772
  • ISBN: 0735221774
  • Physical Description: vii, 421 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Originally published in Spanish as Che: una vida revolucionaria by Sexto Piso, Mexico City."
Summary, etc.: "The graphic novel adaptation of the groundbreaking and definitive biography of Che Guevara. The Argentine revolutionary has become an internationally recognized icon, as revered as he is controversial. In Che: A Revolutionary Life, Jon Lee Anderson and José Hernández present the man behind the myth, creating a complex and human portrait of this passionate idealist. Adapted from Jon Lee Anderson's definitive masterwork, and with renowned Mexican artist José Hernández's drawings"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 October #2
    Anderson's Che: A Revolutionary Life? (1997) is superbly realized in graphic form by Mexican artist Hernández, who distills Anderson's lauded, 812-page original into just more than 400 pages of spectacularly illustrated narrative. Since his 1967 death at 39, Che "has become the most recognized human image in the world," Anderson writes in his introduction, fueled by Alberto Korda's iconic photograph. Between Che's "crassly commercial" ubiquity—on posters, energy drinks, even diapers—and his "authentically mythological" cult status, Anderson attempts to "convey . . . who Che had really been in life." From his comfortable Argentine birth, medical training, and peripatetic commitment to fighting capitalist U.S. imperialism to his assassination (Anderson's reporting led to the recovery of Che's remains in 1997), Anderson and Hernández turn myth into man. Targeting "a generation more used to expressing resistance with a click on their iPhones than taking to the streets," author and artist deftly balance Che's revolutionary idealism with his failures in leadership, his arrogance, his familial inadequacies. Affecting moments are many, including even the origin story of Che's emblematic beret. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jon Lee Anderson is the author of The Fall of BaghdadGuerrillas, The Lion's Grave, and Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life. His reporting led to the discovery of Che's skeletal remains thirty years after their secret burial in Bolivia. He is a New Yorker staff writer, and has reported frequently from Latin America and from war zones around the world. Anderson has written profiles of Augusto Pinochet, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Gabriel García Márquez. He is at work on a book about Fidel Castro and modern Cuba.

José Hernández is a political cartoonist for La Jornada, the weekly Proceso, and the magazine El Chamuco y los hijos del Averno. He is a recipient of el Premio Nacional de Periodismo, the National Journalism Award of Mexico.

Subject: Guevara, Che, 1928-1967 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Guevara, Che, 1928-1967.
Revolution (Cuba : 1959)
Cuba > History > Revolution, 1959 > Participation, Foreign > Comic books, strips, etc.
Guerrillas > Latin America > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Military participation > Foreign.
Latin America.
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / Biography & Memoir.
HISTORY / Latin America.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Biographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Biographical comics.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
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