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Taibo, Paco Ignacio II 1949-

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Most widely held works by Paco Ignacio Taibo
Calling all heroes : a manual for taking power by Paco Ignacio Taibo( )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 1,318 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
The uncomfortable dead : (what's missing is missing) : a novel by four hands by Marcos( Book )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 916 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
Some clouds by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 642 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
Four hands by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

46 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 636 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
Returning as shadows by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 587 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
Guevara, also known as Che by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 564 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
Leonardo's bicycle by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Another entertaining, fast-paced detective story (1996), featuring protagonist José Daniel Fierro. Novel set alternately in today's Mexico City and Ciudad Juárez, Renaissance Italy, and modern Barcelona follows a suspenseful plot combined with political and social commentary. Excellent colloquial translation; no notes. Author's endnote sheds light on some characters and references"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Life itself by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

52 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 512 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
Ernesto Guevara : también conocido como el Che by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

81 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in Spanish and French and held by 508 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
The shadow of the shadow by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 500 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
'68 by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 469 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
Return to the same city by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 468 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
An easy thing by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 453 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!
No happy ending by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A private eye who shares his office with a plumber, an upholsterer, and a sewer engineer, Hector Belascoaran Shayne is a one-eyed anarchist, a man who knows intimately the teeming landscape of modern-day Mexico City - land of pressing poverty, absurdist street theatre, and tragic class warfare. For Shayne, it is a world that can draw tears one moment and blood the next - as it does on the hot afternoon when he finds the dead Roman in his office." "A threatening letter and a Polaroid snapshot of another corpse let Hector know that he has been targeted for intimidation. Tracing the identities of the two dead men, he finds out what they had in common: a connection to a dead daredevil named Zorak, whose sinister sideline was training a now-disbanded paramilitary group used to put down political demonstrations." "Like Hammett's classic Red Harvest, No Happy Ending is riddled with violent death. Like the works of Marquez, it dances on the bitter edge of reality. Literary and invective, No Happy Ending is the greatest work of an author taking crime fiction into extraordinary new ground."--BOOK JACKET
Pancho Villa : una biografía narrativa by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 404 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
Just passing through by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 403 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
Mexico City noir by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of crime and noir stories set in Mexico
Frontera dreams : a Héctor Belascoarán Shayne detective novel by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 333 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. They, like his sweetheart, seem to have disappeared forever."--BOOK JACKET
Sombra de la sombra by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No habrá final feliz : la serie completa de Héctor Belascoarán Shayne by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a complete collection of the author's works about Mexico City private detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne, who investigates all sorts of cases
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Calling all heroes : a manual for taking power
The uncomfortable dead : (what's missing is missing) : a novel by four handsSome cloudsFour handsReturning as shadowsGuevara, also known as CheLeonardo's bicycleLife itselfErnesto Guevara : también conocido como el Che
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II. Paco Ignacio Taibo

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Paco Ignacio Taibo II Mexican writer

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Paco Ignacio Taibo II scrittore spagnolo

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Πάκο Ιγνάσιο Τάιμπο ΙΙ Μεξικανός συγγραφέας

Пако Игнасио Тайбо II испано-мексиканский писатель, журналист и историк

Тайбо II, Пако Игнасио

باكو إينياسيو تيبو، 1949-

タイボ, パコ・イグナシオ


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