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The Motorcycle Diaries, Catatan Harian Che Guevara: Perjalanan Keliling Amerika Selatan

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Argentina Desember 1951, dua mahasiswa kedokteran Che Guevara dan Alberto Granado memulai perjalanan keliling Amerika Selatan. Perjalanan yang semula hanya untuk gagah-gagahan ternyata mengubah jalan hidup dua sahabat ini, dan juga dunia. Ditulis sendiri oleh Che Guevara sebelum usianya 24 tahun.
Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Banana Publisher (first published October 1st 1993)
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Riku Sayuj

These Diary notes provide us with an ernest and fetching account of a young Che, a middle-class kid, not yet embarked on the violent and heroic road that stretched past these early trails. Not particularly educational or insightful, but yet strangely moving.

The carefree bikers turn into compassionate observers of humanity along the course of this journey, thus fulfilling the purpose of the journey, at least in retrospect. The passion and the compassion shines through the entire text and a youth
Lit Bug
Apr 09, 2013 Lit Bug rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: true-accounts
I have always been intrigued by this charismatic, utterly good-looking, athletic man who was instrumental to the toppling of the Cuban government, and who is now largely forgotten, remembered only as a mythological figure in legends about faraway lands. Suddenly this May, I chanced upon a biography of his in a book fair and grabbed it. At that time, I’d only heard of his name. I knew he was some kind of revolutionary. But nothing had prepared me for what was to come. The biography tormented me f ...more
Momina Masood
"This is not a story of incredible heroism, or merely the narrative of a cynic; at least I do not mean it to be. It is a glimpse of two lives that ran parallel for a time, with similar hopes and convergent dreams."

At times I mourn the inadequacy of the written word and how poor of an approximation it is of lived experiences. And yet reading transports you to places and into minds you could never have known otherwise, in any other way. As I closed this book with a sigh and put it aside, I felt
Hussein Dehghani
قبل از اینکه چگوارا به رهبر انقلاب کوبا بدل شود، یک دانشجوی پزشکی درونگرا بود که در بوینس آیرس زندگی ساده ای داشت.زندگی او در سال 1952 دچار تحول شد، علی رغم اینکه تا فارغ التحصیلی اش چیزی نمانده بود، تصمیم گرفت تا از درس خواندن دست بکشد و به دوستاش آلبرتو گرانادو، برای سفری در دل قاره ی آمریکا ملحق شود.سفر آن ها که با یک موتورسیکلت قدیمی آغاز شد و با ماشین و قایق سواری ادامه یافت، حدود 7 ماه طول کشید و آن ها توانستند سفری 7500 مایلی داشته باشند.وقتی سفر آن ها با رسیدن به کاراکاس به پایان رسید، چ ...more
I wanted to read this book so badly, mainly because I wanted to read about Che. He is such a popular icon and you see so many people wearing t-shirts with his image on them etc. I knew very little about him and that was the main reason for picking up this book. I would say I read more from Wikipedia, than from the book. I would open Wikipedia to read more about the cities mentioned in the book. I also read stuff about Fiedel Castro and few more people mentioned in the book. Apart from Che's pers ...more
Oct 19, 2010 Shovelmonkey1 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who want more than just kerouac in their gap year back pack
Recommended to Shovelmonkey1 by: bin diving freeness
Shelves: read-in-2010
Sometimes my job sees me heading off to the worst kind of places (chemical works and sewage plants being two prime examples), however sometimes the gods just smile down and I find myself being sent somewhere really good. Really good, like where? Well, I'll tell you. I've been sent to work in a library for five days.


The local liberry (to quote Richard Derus) has been closed for a big refurbishment which partially involves whole scale demolition of parts of the building. Want to d
Aug 30, 2007 Matthew rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a first-hand account of Ernesto "Che" Guevara's trip across South America with his good friend. Guevara is not a professional writer and it shows in his straight-forward delivery of the material. It's a diary and it reads like a diary. There is very little exposition here. It's just a blow-by-blow account of the events that took place.

What I found interesting was that Che was a passionate medical student who just wanted to help people, quite in contrast to his later guerrilla life with C
Jun 18, 2012 Mahendra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
His account begins: This is not a story of heroic feats, or merely the narrative of a cynic; at least I do not mean it to be. It is a glimpse of two lives running parallel for a time, with similar hopes and convergent dreams. In nine months of a man’s life he can think a lot of things, from the loftiest meditations on philosophy to the most desperate longing for a bowl of soup — in total accord with the state of his stomach. And if, at the same time, he’s somewhat of an adventurer, he might live ...more
Nov 25, 2013 Nikhil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book which everybody in their 20s need to read. At a time when everyone is trying to settle down into a career which would reap harvests eventually, where you dream of going on your dream trips eventually, where you would want to read that book or draw the painting or write the poem, eventually; we have a book about a 20 something who does it all. The story of Che before he became The Che, when he still is a rash youngster hot blooded and filled with hunger for adventure. In spite of w ...more
محمد على عطية
هذا الكتاب يسرد وقائع رحلة قام بها ارنستو (تشى) جيفارا مع صديقه ألبرتو جرينادو على ظهر دراجة نارية عبر أمريكا اللاتينية بدءاً من مدينتهما -قرطبة- بالأرجنتين و ذلك فى عام 1951/1952, و كان عمره وقتها 24 سنة و لا يزال فى السنة النهائية فى كلية الطب.
من خلال السرد نرى بعينى جيفارا صورة لأمريكا اللاتينية فى هذا العصر, و إذا اعتبرنا أن هذا الكتاب من أدب الرحلات فبذلك سنبخسه حقه....فبأمكان أى منا أن يزور نفس الأماكن و نخرج بوصف قريب لها..أما البشر, فيعتمد هذا على إحساسك بهم....و لابد أنك ستتخيل ما هى نظ
Sash Chiesa
For life, courage, adventure, endurance and whatnot. Non-adherence to Marxist ideology should not prejudice me against him. The moving memoir gave me an access to the mind of pre-revolutionary Che Guevara which undergoes significant changes as the motorcycle moves ahead. With all the bumps, jerks and brief halts, this is a fascinating journey. A real journey which made me dream throughout and imagine myself as a part of this adventure. Lastly, I do not rate such kind of non-fiction on literary m ...more
Khawlah Abdullah
Sep 28, 2009 Khawlah Abdullah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
الرحلات/الأسفار تمنحنا ، تُعلمنا الكثير .. تُرينا الصورة من كل الزوايا .. تُعيد فلسفة الحياة في قلوبنا .. أؤمن أن الإنسان يتغير وتتوسع معارفة بعد كل رحلة سفر يقوم بها ، فكيف إذا كانت الرحلة لـ عام كامل وبرفقة صديق على دراجة نارية؟

الكتاب ممتع ، وتفاصيل الرحلة غاية في البساطة والجمال
أجمل ما في الكتاب إحساس الحرية العميق ..


أغبط من يَملك روحاً توّاقة للإرتحال مع القدرة على ذلك
Mamdouh Abdullah
– لم لا نذهب إلى أمريكا الشمالية؟
– أمريكا الشمالية؟ لكن كيف؟
– على متن الدراجة يارجل!

في أكتوبر 1952م يرسم إرنستو جيفارا وصديقه ألبيرتو جرانادو خطة للقيام بجولة تشكل أمريكا اللاتينية بواسطة دراجة ألبيرتو النارية. ما يقارب 450 كلم على دراجة. نُشرت المغامرات التي مروا بها في هذه الرحلة في كتاب لجيفارا بعنوان يوميات دراجة نارية, وفي كتاب لألبيرتو بعنوان السفر مع جيفارا: صناعة ثائر.

هل نستطيع قراءة يوميات جيفارا يوميات دراجة نارية بعيداً عن صورة الأسطورة التي تخطت الزمن بإنسانيتها وشعبيتها الجارفة وكفا
Adventure and travel literature is my go-to genre when I'm reading books, and a couple of years ago I came across a book called Chasing Che: A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend. The author decides to revisit the famous route Che Guevara took across South America when he was 23/24. I thought about it and thought that perhaps I should read Guevara's book first, so I picked it up and put it on the shelf, waiting to get to it someday.

In 2004, a film version of The Motorcycle Diaries
ahmed Eid
Jun 13, 2016 ahmed Eid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

لو كان الرومي إختارطريق الحقيقة بالرقص و العبث فجيفارا قد إختار دربه بالدراجة البخارية ..

في البداية أنا محتار كل الحيرة لأبدأ الحديث بأي من الجملتين ؟؟

"علمتُ أنه حين تشق الروح الهادية العظيمة الإنسانية إلى شطرين متصارعين، سأكون إلى جانب الشعب. أعلم هذا، أراه مطبوعًا في سماء الليل. أرى نفسي قربانًا في الثورة الحقيقية، المعادل العظيم لإرادة الأفراد. أشعر أن أنفي يتسع ليستنشق الرائحة اللاذعة للبارود والدم وموت العدو. أُفعّم جسدي بعزم فولاذي، وأعد نفسي للمعركة لتكون فضاءًا مقدسًا يستطيع من خلاله الع
Aug 08, 2007 Julia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those interested in Che and Latin Literature
Although it took me almost a month to read this relatively short book, I found it very interresting and written in a literary reflective style. It made me wish my journal sounded as coherent and intelligent. The Diary did a great job expressing the feelings and thoughts of a young man who changed from his journey through Latin America. It was really cool to get into the young Che's head and see how, why, and when he began to change into the revolutionary icon so many of us know him as today. Sin ...more
May 07, 2015 Gary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So very glad I read this...some evening...when I am in the frame of mind, I'd like to see the film.....

Very interesting,but the man was not the best writer...IMHO......but his life is interesting,and I grew to have a better understanding of his motivations in Cuba....I think his heart was in the right place, not sure Communism is the best thing for Cuba...but hell, America seems to have its any form of government the best? Maybe a mixture...

Anyone have a suggestion of a biography t
Reza Mardani
Nov 05, 2015 Reza Mardani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
تا حالا نشده بود از خوندن بدبختی های یه نفر انقدر لذت ببرم و بخندم، خاطرات سفر هشت ماهه ارنستو و دوستش آلبرتو به کشورهای امریکای جنوبی از مردم میگه، از مشکلات سفر میگه، از بی پولی میگه ولی سرشار از حس آزادیه، سرشار از حس زندگیه، حتی آدم رو ترغیب میکنه که خونه به دوشی و سفر این مدلی رو تجربه کنه.

"ما هنوز زنده بودیم و در متن حادثه زندگی حضور داشتیم، همین برای ما کافی بود. بین میلیاردها احتمال نبودن، قرعه بودن به نام ما افتاده بود"
Kali Srikanth
Translated by his daughter, this book is a travel diary of Ernesto Che Guevara as an enthusiastic & excited youth, who planned an adventurous trip to all of Latin America, on a Motorcycle, along with a friend.

Book is enriched by rare collection of photographs that boasts of places they visited, people they met, food they ate & hiccups they experienced. One thing is clearly evident; they carried lot of energy with them. Sure they were low on fuel, finance & luck, but they got great pa
Mel Vincent
Dec 18, 2010 Mel Vincent rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book told me how Ernesto Guevara transformed from a humble and passionate medical student into a articulate, cunning and brilliant revolutionary who not only changed the face of the entire Latin American continent but shaped the perspectives and the thoughts of millions of people from all the world over.

This book was eloquently penned and I thought that I was literally reading a novel. Che Guevara could have been a novelist or a writer and it would have produced a significant impact as well
Ahmad Sharabiani
Notas de viaje = The motorcycle diarie: a journey around south America, 1995, Ernesto Guevara (1928 - 1967)
عنوان: خاطرات موتور سیکلت: روزنگاشت سفر به آمریکای لاتین؛ اثر: ارنستو چه گوارا؛ مترجم: تبسم آتشین جان؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، حوض نقره، 1385، در 160 ص، نقشه، شابک: 9647961332؛ این کتاب با عنوان: «خاطرات سفر با موتور سیکلت» توسط انتشارات اجتماع در سال 1383 چاپ و منتشر شده است؛ چاپ دوم زمستان 1386؛ موضوع: چه گوارا ، آمریکای لاتین، سیر و سیاحت
Nov 09, 2015 Phoenix2 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: travel
Quite enjoyable and interesting. I liked that he was honest about what he saw and he wrote down his feelings as well.
كُتبت هذه اليوميات بواسطة "أرنستو جيفارا" واصفًا الرحلة المجنونة واللامعقولة التي قام بها هو وصديقه "ألبيرتو غرانادو" علي ظهر الدرّاجة النارية المسمَّاة (الجبارة)، دراجة غرانادو . في البداية دوّن "جيفارا" هذه اليوميات أثناء الطريق، ثم أعاد كتابتها بعد ذلك بنفسه كراوٍ يؤرخ لهذه الرحلة الجريئة، رحلة استكشافه أمريكا اللاتينية، وهذه الأخيرة هي التي صدرت لاحقًا في كتاب .

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في اكتوبر من العام 1951 بدأ "جيفارا" وصديقه "غرانادو" التخطيط للقيام برحلة إلي أمريكا الشمالية على متن دراجة "غرانادو" النارية . ف


A Jack Kerouac but with compassion.

“After graduation, due to special circumstances and perhaps also to my character, I began to travel throughout America, and I became acquainted with all of it. Except for Haiti and Santo Domingo, I have visited, to some extent, all the other Latin American countries. Because of the circumstances in which I traveled, first as a student and later as a doctor, I came into close contact with poverty, hunger and disease; with the inability to treat a child because
Madhulika Liddle
Aug 22, 2016 Madhulika Liddle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alberto Korda’s iconic photo of Che Guevara, moustached and capped, staring away into the distance, is arguably the most easily recognizable symbol of revolution around the world. I've seen that hundreds of times, on everything from T-shirts to coasters, satchels to posters to other stuff that has nothing even remotely to do with Che, Latin America, or revolution. That photo, incidentally, was also what prompted me to read Che’s The Motorcycle Diaries in the first place (no, I haven't seen the m ...more
Long before he became a martyred revolutionary icon made to order for hipster T-shirts, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a goofy and even funny middle class kid from Argentina. While in his early twenties, he talked his fellow med student Alberto Granado into a trip across South America. How? Why, on Alberto's rickety Norton 500 motorcycle, nicknamed La Poderosa II ("The Mighty One II"). This book is the story of their journey, lasting approximately until he and Alberto split up in Venezuela, where the ...more
Johnna Campbell
The Motorcycle Diaries illustrates the journey of Ernesto "Che" Guevara and Alberto Granda through South America. Ernesto and Alberto's journey begins on La Poderosa (a jury-rigged motorcycle that gives up along the way) and ends with the two friends hitch-hiking and finding whatever means of transportation, lodging, and food they can.

As I read the diary, I became nostalgic for a world of travel which depended upon the goodness and hospitality of people connected in a world of understanding and
Dec 18, 2016 علی rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
انقلابی بودن امری غیر شخصی است.انقلاب زندگی خلق را خواهد گرفت و حتی از حافظه شان ابزاری برای اهلی کردن جوان هایی که دنباله روی آن بودند خواهد ساخت.تو نماد نیستی بلکه عضوی از یک جامعه ی رو به زوالی.روح جنبش از زبان تو سخن خواهد گفت و در اعمال تو تجلی خواهد یافت.تو همان قدر مفیدی که من اما
نمیدانی که چه قدر کمک هایت به حال خلقی که تو را قربانی میکنند مفید خواهد بود
نقل به مضمون
E' sempre emozionante leggere la biografia di un personaggio famoso, e questo caso non lo è da meno, sapendo che anche grazie al viaggio nel Sudamerica riassunto in questo diario Guevara conobbe la miseria dei popoli e maturò le sue convinzioni.
A caldo posso dire di aver avuto l'impressione che Guevara fosse un tipo molto pratico. Il diario è ricco di particolari sulle tappe e sui mille modi con cui Ernesto e l'amico Alberto riuscivano a scroccare un passaggio e un pasto da gente anche misera m
Tim The Enchanter
2.5 Stars

Nothing groundbreaking in this short read. I was interested in reading this after my visit to Cuba. Ernesto "Che" Guevara was, if nothing else, an interting and complex person.

In reading the novel you follow a young Che on a trip through Latin America before he graduates Medical School and before he meets Fidel Castro and puts himself in the history books. Essentially, the book is a diary of his trip. For a non "professional" writer, he wrote quite well. In reading you gather snippets
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Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was a Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, since his death Guevara's stylized visage has become an ubiquitous countercultural symbol and global icon within popular culture.

His belief in the necessity of world revolution to adva
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