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Taibo, Paco Ignacio II 1949-

Works: 265 works in 1,338 publications in 8 languages and 16,878 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  Noir fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Compiler, Other, Annotator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PQ7298.3.A58, 863
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paco Ignacio Taibo
The shadow of the shadow by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crime reporter, a lawyer, a failed poet, and a Chinese Mexican union organizer accidentally discover a plot to divide the oil-producing Gulf Coast from the rest of Mexico
Four hands by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lampoon against U.S. imperialism, by a Mexican crime writer. The bad guy is a U.S. secret agent spreading disinformation on Nicaragua's Sandinistas, the good guys are two journalists--a Mexican and an American--who are trying to expose him. By the author of Some Clouds
Guevara, also known as Che by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paco Ignacio Taibo II, whose extensive contacts in Latin America polical activism give him unprecedented access to hitherto untapped sources, probes Che's life with a storyteller's pen and an historian's judgment, delving into the mystery and myth surrounding Che's life, careers, and ideals. Taibo has access to archives open to few researchers, and he has reached a range of insiders who worked with, and fought beside, Che during the time of his revolutionary activity in Mexico, Cuba, Africa, and South American. Also at Taibo's unique disposal is a previously unknown manuscript writen by Che Guevara himself, describing his experiences in the Congo during the "missing year" in his life. Finally, Taibo offers up a solution to the mystery of Che's final days and death
No happy ending by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico City becomes the setting for a bizarre mystery, as private eye Hector Belascoaran Shayne investigates the death of a man entangled with a terrifying, repressive paramilitary organization
Some clouds by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne is summoned back home from vacation by his sister, whose childhood friend Anita has been raped and nearly killed by unknown assailants. Anita stands in line to receive a legacy of some 200 million pesos if she can stay alive long enough to receive it. During his investigation, Héctor trades stories with novelist Paco Ignacio who is writing a crime novel based upon the recent murder of fourteen narcotraficantes and has traced the crime directly back to Judicial Police Commander Saavedra. Taibo weaves these two seemingly disparate threads together into a novel that stretches the boundaries of the crime genre and poses the question: how does a detective operate in a society in which the social and political institutions designed to protect the people are hopelessly corrupt?"--Page 4 of cover
An easy thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

48 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne weary from coping with his mother's death and his lover's flight, is involved in three perplexing cases: murder in a corruption filled factory, violent threats against the teenage daughter of a former porn star, and a missing person case involving Emiliano Zapata!
Leonardo's bicycle by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a study of the effects of a century of violence on the nature of imagination, revolutionaries, radicals, criminals, and dreamers chase a wild goose into a hail of gunfire, while Leonardo da Vinci hovers overhead on a bicycle that will not be invented for hundred of years. They are all weaved together and caught in the spinning wheels of a mystery as ingenious and savage as history itself
Ernesto Guevara : también conocido como el Che by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

67 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although passable as a literary work and perhaps entertaining, cannot be compared to recent biographies by Anderson (item #bi 97013299#) and Castañeda (item #bi 97015399#)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Life itself by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Santa Ana, Mexico, the police chief, Jose Daniel Fiero, a former crime writer, investigates the death of an American woman photographer, stabbed and left naked at the foot of a church altar. By the author of No Happy Ending
Just passing through by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this ... adventure novel set in 1920's post-revolutionary Mexico, Paco Ignacio Taibo II is searching for a hero, specifically a leftist hero, and he thinks he has found him in the person of Sebastian San Vicente. But everyone - including the baffled novelist - is trying to figure out exactly who San Vicente really is. There is some record of San Vicente in FBI records during the Wilson era, and some mention of him in anarchist records and rumors, but the rest has to be filled in. And who better to do this than Taibo? Meanwhile - with Taibo busy in the background trying to resolve the mystery of his hero's identity - San Vicente goes about his heroic avocation of organizing strikes against the capitalists, dodging thugs and hiding out from the Mexican Army."--Jacket
Return to the same city by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Regreso a la misma ciudad y bajo la lluvia (1989) is another Héctor Belascoarán Shayne caper in the hilarious series of venality and violence as told by Mexico's favorite one-eyed detective in this wild, noir vision of Mexican reality. Dail's translation transmits the inventive dead-pan humor. No supplementary material beyond the jacket"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Muertos incómodos : falta lo que falta by Marcos( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Héctor Belascoarán Shayne searches for a man called Morales, believed to be behind many atrocities, while Elías Contreras, in the Chiapas jungle, also hunts Morales, in a tale with alternate chapters by the insurgent leader and the novelist
The uncomfortable dead : (what's missing is missing) : a novel by four hands by Marcos( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican crime writer Taibo and a real-life spokesperson for the Zapatista movement, Subcomandante Marcos, provide alternating chapters for this postmodern comedic mystery about good, evil and modern revolutionary politics. Elas Contreras, a detective for the Zapatista National Liberation Army (and Marcos's creation), heads to Mexico City to investigate the case of a nefarious government-backed murderer named Morales
Pancho Villa : una biografía narrativa by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La travesía de Villa, temeraria y desmedida, saturada de hechos heroicos y trágicos, siempre ha sido un símbolo atemporal de la Revolución mexicana. Taibo relata, con su estilo vibrante, todas las peripecias --desde los detalles más extravagantes hasta los momentos más trascendentes-- de un hombre sagaz, abstemio, de mirada magnética, cuya única ley es la que se daba a sí mismo. Fiel al espíritu villista: "Se usa primero ésta --decía Pancho señalando la cabeza-- y luego éstos --tomándose los testículos." Pancho Villa retrata inmejorablemente a un complejo personaje que siempre estuvo en constante fuga, incluso después de muerto.--Desde la descripción de la editorial
Calling all heroes : a manual for taking power by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hovering near death in his hospital bed, reporter Nestor reminisces about the violent demonstrations and bloody retaliation of 1968 and calls on the heroes of his childhood
'68 by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Mexico City on the night of October 2, 1968, at least two hundred students - among thousands protesting election fraud and campaigning for university reform - were shot dead in a bloody showdown with government troops in Tlatelolco Square. Hundreds more were arrested, and imprisoned for years. Yet these events are nowhere to be found in official histories: that very night the bodies were collected and trucked away and the cobblestones washed clean, and government denial of all involvement began. To this day no one has been held accountable for the official acts of savagery. One member of the crowd that night, Paco Taibo, would become an international literary figure; '68 is his account of the events of October 2, and of the student movement that preceded them, available for the first time in English, with a new epilogue by the author. In provocative, anecdotal prose, Taibo here claims for history 'one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands.'"--Jacket
Frontera dreams : a Héctor Belascoarán Shayne detective novel by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sweetheart of Hector Belascoaran Shayne's adolescence, the same one who's become a famous Mexican movie star has disappeared into the magical reality of the U.S./Mexico border. Hector wanders la frontera looking for her. He falls in and out of love, he talks with the ghost of Pancho Villa, he asks lonely questions about the dirty business of narcotraficantes, and he listens closely to the story of the whores of Zacatecas."--Page 4 of cover
Returning as shadows by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisits the domino-playing characters twenty years later as they seek to combat German forces in their country at the beginning of the Second World War
Retornamos como sombras : novela by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inmate in an institution for the criminally insane describes Mexico in 1941, about to declare war, as uniformed Germans march in Chiapas while being harassed by a veteran of Mao's long march, and a drunken Hemingway appears in Mexico City
Mexico City noir by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of crime and noir stories set in Mexico
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Guevara, also known as Che
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Spanish (380)

English (105)

German (18)

French (16)

Japanese (2)

Romanian (2)

Italian (2)

Czech (1)

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