Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So, what was Che doing during the Bay of Pigs invasion?

He was pretty much pinned down by a few rowboats filled with firecrackers.

Humberto Fontova reveals the inglorious details (as is usually the case, the facts of Che’s life turn out to be at least as farcical – if not more so - as my fictional yarns about the man).

H/T: Babal├║


Steve Skubinna said...

I may have previously recommended Don Quixote, USA by Richard Powell. If not, I do so now. Fiction, very satirical, and always apt whenever the topic is Caribbean or South/Central American revolutionary politics.

And I realize it quite possible that it did find its way to the shelves of the Paco library, and even was reviewed whilst I was out of circulation.

If so, um... disregard my previous.

Paco said...

No, I haven't read it, but I do recall your mentioning it; however, I had forgotten. Thanks for recommending it again (I'll remember, this time!)

RebeccaH said...

I wonder... even though it is not my particular business... why the inestimable Pacospeare does not write a comprehensive biography of Che Guevara. A real one, warts and all (although I absolutely adore the Chronicles and believe wholeheartedly that they are true). Writing in his free time when he's not entertaining us, of course, because I feel he has, under his fedora, the basic layout of facts.

Che the T-Shirt needs to be taken down. Somebody needs to take him down.

Paco said...

Rebecca: Humberto Fontova has saved me the trouble.

Gregoryno6 said...

Having read Fontova's book I can vouch for Paco's high rating. He gives Che's reputation the flaying it deserves.
He collects a few other scalps along the journey. Would that Carlos Santana had the self-awareness to hang his head in shame.

richard mcenroe said...

RebeccaH -- Regarding that Caliban on Language piece; drop me an e and I'll send you the full text.