Born in Pinsk (in what is now Belarus), the celebrated Polish foreign correspondent Ryszard Kapuscinski is the author of, among other titles, Shah of Shahs. Results 1 – 30 of 58 Viajes con Herodoto (Spanish Edition) by Ryszard Kapuscinski and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. : Viajes Con Herodoto (Spanish Edition) () by Ryszard Kapuscinski and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible.
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But to a modern reader, these books read in this way will be slow, dull things. Why not just read the original? In time I grew convinced of the depressing hopelessness of what I had undertaken, of the impossibility of knowing and understanding the country in which I found myself.
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Viajes con Herodoto by Ryszard Kapuscinski (Paperback)
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Both had traveled the world as they knew it from one end to the other. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. heroddoto
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Help Center Find new research papers in: Any Condition Any Condition. And above and beneath, inside and outside it all are the shadow twins Herodotus and the author himself. Share your thoughts with other customers. Sadly, however, the book was a bit of letdown. Apr 26, George K. View all 4 comments.
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Of course, there is the curious inclusion of Herodotus, but it would be easy to see this just as a gimmick, an unusual device. Even taking into account the book’s many flaws, it’s still generally well written, and I’m willing to ehrodoto out and read another one of his books.
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The companion on his travels: In he was appointed to the Polish Press Agency and began traveling around the developing world and reporting on wars, coups and revolutions in Asia, the Americas, and Europe; he lived through twenty-seven revolutions and coups, was jailed forty times, and survived four death sentences.
I’ve still not read Herotodus, but after having read this book — which is full of references and quoted text from what Kapuscinski describes as “world literature’s first great work of reportage”– I fully understand why it was such a apt choice of reading material for an English woman trapped in Cairo during WWII.
He barely mentions anything about it. Untitled by Reese WitherspoonHardcover 5. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It touched him deeply, as his own book touched me. Herodotus is a story teller who knows the rules of the market place, includes a bit of spice.
Depends on how you want to look at it, I guess. It would have been interesting enough if it was just a straightforward retelling of Kapuscinski’s travels through India, China and Africa during the 50s and 60s as a foreign correspondent for a Polish newspaper, but what he does by relating his journey through passages in Herodotus’ the Histories puts it on a whole other level.
You may also like. But this is not merely a study in duality or paradox. But more often he simply retells stories from The Histories, quotes from them extensively, and then asks a series of rhetorical questions. It is a book written from a position of knowledge, often about the times where he was far from knowledgeable – a young Polish journalist, sent from the recently opened East to India – a place he had no former knowledge of, and similarly to China – where he was no longer welcome due to kauscinski political change which occurred the day he arrived – although the Chinese left him to work this out.
Pedestrian, quotidian, and disappointing. And I will go back and read Herodotus as a result.
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