Havana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 1977. Uniform edition. 9 vols., 12mo, publishers illustrated stiff paper wraps in various colors and lettered in white, newsprint stock.
"[T]he true revolutionary is guided by strong feelings of love. It is impossible to think of a true revolutionary without this quality" (from "Socialism and Man in Cuba"). Complete set of the political and philosophical writings and speeches of Argentine-Cuban Marxist guerilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevera. The compilation was one of various editions of his writings that appeared in the years after his execution in Bolivia in 1967. Although a prolific writer, the majority of his work remained unpublished until the early 1970s, a result of the global New Left’s rising interest in social and national liberation and guerilla warfare tactics, and the convergence on Che as the ultimate symbol of rebellion, martyrdom, and dissent. This extensive collection, which contains diary entries and transcripts as well as articles and official publications, synthesizes his war experiences and military theory along with his vast knowledge of economics, industrialization, and Latin American history. Issued as part of the publisher's Ediciones Politicas series. The edition began publication in 1972, and was issued successively over the next five years, with the present set being a uniform edition issued all at once at the conclusion of the nine-volume run in 1977. Text in Spanish. Later newspaper clipping from Ecuadorian daily newspaper El Comercio laid in to vol. I. Ownership signature dated 1983 to first page of each volume. Light age-toning to newsprint textblocks, and occasional light rubbing and staining to wraps, but very nearly fine overall. Item #3134