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68 es una agarradora narración en primera persona hecha por uno de los más distinguidos y prolíficos escritores mexicanos de todos los tiempos, acerca de la masacre estudiantil de Tlatelolco llevada a cabo en Ciudad de México en 1968. El propósito de Paco Ignacio Taibo II es el de recuperar, a través de su memoria y de las notas que él mismo tomó durante aquellos días, la verdad de los hechos ocurridos durante el verano del '68 hasta el terrible 2 de octubre. Por lo menos 200 estudiantes fueron matados a tiros y muchísimos más fueron los heridos y los detenidos. Luego, los cuerpos de los miertos fueron sacados con camiones, los adoquines fueron lavados y el atroz crimen "desapareció". Taibo II, con una narración que recuerda Tienanmen y Belgrado, describe la gradual formación del movimiento que, desde algo fragmentado y falto de dirección llegó a convertirse en un grupo revolucionario organizado. No se le escapan al autor los detalles horribles: el bengala lanzado para dar la orden de disparar contra la muchedumbre estudiantil; los cuerpos de estudiantes tirados desde los aviones. Hoy día el recuento oficial de los eventos sigue negando la matanza. A través de una prosa provocadora, anecdótica y analítica, Taibo II reivindica "un fantasma mexicano más, de los muchos fantasmas irredentos e insomnes que pueblan nuestras tierras".

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A famed writer turns his pen to an infamous episode of "disappeared" Mexican history.

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Born in Gijón, Spain, PACO IGNACIO TAIBO II has lived in Mexico City since 1958, when his family fled Spanish fascism. His numerous literary honors include two Dashiell Hammett prizes, one Planeta prize for the best historical novel, and the Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevara.

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A gripping first-person account, by one of the most distinguished and prolific Mexican writers of all time, 68 tells of the Tlatelolco massacre of student protestors in Mexico City in the fall of 1968. Taibo’s work here is to salvage the truth of what happened on the night of October 2 and in the preceding months, drawing on notes he made at the time, and on memory. At least two hundred students were shot dead by government troops, and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean, the murder "disappeared." With provocative, anecdotal, and analytical prose, Taibo claims for history "one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands."

Paco Taibo’s numerous literary honors include two Dashiell Hammett prizes, one Planeta prize, and The Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevera.

About the Author

Born in Gijón, Spain, in 1949, Paco Ignacio Taibo II has lived in Mexico City since 1958, when his family fled Spanish fascism. Taibo is a distinguished Mexican historian, professor, journalist, labor activist, and world-renowned writer, widely celebrated for his detective novels. He is president of the AIEP (International Association of Writers of Detective Stories), and is credited with creating the neo-detective genre in Latin America, which he says sprung from the sociopolitical emergencies that characterized the 1960s. A prolific writer, Taibo has published more than fifty books, among them novels, short stories, and journalistic and historical essays. His numerous literary honors include two Dashiell Hammett prizes, one Planeta prize for the best historical novel, and the Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevara.

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ISBN:
9781583226001
Author:
Taibo, Paco Ignacio, Ii
Publisher:
Siete Cuentos Editorial
Author:
Taibo, Paco
Author:
Taibo, Paco Ignacio, II
Author:
Paco Ignacio Taibo II
Author:
Taibo II, Paco Ignacio
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Mexico
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Siete Cuentos
Publication Date:
May 2004
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
Spanish
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 0.3 in 7.5 oz

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A famed writer turns his pen to an infamous episode of "disappeared" Mexican history.
"Synopsis" by , Born in Gijón, Spain, PACO IGNACIO TAIBO II has lived in Mexico City since 1958, when his family fled Spanish fascism. His numerous literary honors include two Dashiell Hammett prizes, one Planeta prize for the best historical novel, and the Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevara.
"Synopsis" by ,

A gripping first-person account, by one of the most distinguished and prolific Mexican writers of all time, 68 tells of the Tlatelolco massacre of student protestors in Mexico City in the fall of 1968. Taibo’s work here is to salvage the truth of what happened on the night of October 2 and in the preceding months, drawing on notes he made at the time, and on memory. At least two hundred students were shot dead by government troops, and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean, the murder "disappeared." With provocative, anecdotal, and analytical prose, Taibo claims for history "one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands."

Paco Taibo’s numerous literary honors include two Dashiell Hammett prizes, one Planeta prize, and The Bancarella Prize for his biography of Che Guevera.

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