In Viaggio Con Erodoto

Autore: Ryszard Kapuściński
Editore: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858810724
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Kapuścisński racconta retroscena inediti della sua biografia, ripercorrendo le proprie vicende dall'infanzia povera a quando, appena laureato, venne inviato prima in India e poi in Cina, senza conoscere nulla di quei paesi. Narra dei viaggi in Africa, Egitto, Iran, poi di nuovo in Africa, rievocando sotto una luce nuova e con mano leggera contesti storici e avvenimenti privati. Ci rivela le difficoltà incontrate di fronte alla vastità della materia da dominare, interpretare e giudicare. Punto di riferimento, livre de chevet, testo da leggere e rileggere è sempre stato Erodoto che, al pari di Shakespeare, ha compreso il microcosmo delle passioni umane e il macrocosmo delle vicende storiche. Per Kapuścisński Erodoto è stato il primo vero reporter della storia: il suo bisogno di viaggiare, raccogliere dati, confrontarli ed esporli, con tutte le necessarie riserve che è giusto nutrire riguardo alle storie riferite da altri, fa di Erodoto un giornalista a pieno titolo.

Imperium

Autore: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0804150710
Grandezza: 23,69 MB
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Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war -- prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium, Kapuscinski gives us a work of equal emotional force and evocative power: a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably complex Soviet empire in our time. He begins with his own childhood memories of the postwar Soviet occupation of Pinsk, in what was then Poland's eastern frontier ("something dreadful and incomprehensible...in this world that I enter at seven years of age"), and takes us up to 1967, when, as a journalist just starting out, he traveled across a snow-covered and desolate Siberia, and through the Soviet Union's seven southern and Central Asian republics, territories whose individual histories, cultures, and religions he found thriving even within the "stiff, rigorous corset of Soviet power." Between 1989 and 1991, Kapuscinski made a series of extended journeys through the disintegrating Soviet empire, and his account of these forms the heart of the book. Bypassing official institutions and itineraries, he traversed the Soviet territory alone, from the border of Poland to the site of the most infamous gulags in far-eastern Siberia (where "nature pals it up with the executioner"), from above the Arctic Circle to the edge of Afghanistan, visiting dozens of cities and towns and outposts, traveling more than 40,000 miles, venturing into the individual lives of men, women, and children in order to Understand the collapsing but still various larger life of the empire. Bringing the book to a close is a collection of notes which, Kapuscinski writes, "arose in the margins of my journeys" -- reflections on the state of the ex-USSR and on his experience of having watched its fate unfold "on the screen of a television set...as well as on the screen of the country's ordinary, daily reality, which surrounded me during my travels." It is this "schizophrenic perception in two different dimensions" that enabled Kapuscinski to discover and illuminate the most telling features of a society in dire turmoil. Imperium is a remarkable work from one of the most original and sharply perceptive interpreters of our world -- galvanizing narrative deeply informed by Kapuscinski's limitless curiosity and his passion for truth, and suffused with his vivid sense of the overwhelming importance of history as it is lived, and of our constantly shifting places within it.

The Soccer War

Autore: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0804151105
Grandezza: 10,74 MB
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Part diary and part reportage, The Soccer War is a remarkable chronicle of war in the late twentieth century. Between 1958 and 1980, working primarily for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here, with characteristic cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts the stories behind his official press dispatches—searing firsthand accounts of the frightening, grotesque, and comically absurd aspects of life during war. The Soccer War is a singular work of journalism.

The New Science Of Giambattista Vico

Autore: Giambattista Vico
Editore: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801492655
Grandezza: 18,19 MB
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A pioneering treatise that aroused great controversy when it was first published in 1725, Vico's New Science is acknowledged today to be one of the few works of authentic genius in the history of social theory. It represents the most ambitious attempt before Comte at comprehensive science of human society and the most profound analysis of the class struggle prior to Marx.

In Praise Of Folly

Autore: Desiderius Erasmus
Editore: Desiderius Erasmus
ISBN: 8892551205
Grandezza: 18,62 MB
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Erasmus was the most facetious man, and the greatest critic of his age. He carried on a reformation in learning at the same time he advanced that of religion; and promoted a purity of style as well as simplicity of worship. This drew on him the hatred of the ecclesiastics, who were no less bigotted to their barbarisms in language and philosophy, than they were to their superstitious and gaudy ceremonies in religion; they murdered him in their dull treatises, libelled him in their wretched sermons, and in their last and most effectual efforts of malice, they joined some of their own execrable stuff to his compositions: of which he himself complains in a letter addressed to the divines of Louvain. He exposed with great freedom the vices and corruptions of his own church, yet never would be persuaded to leave her communion. The papal policy would never have suffered Erasmus to have taken so unbridled a range in the reproof and censure of her extravagancies, but under such circumstances, when the public attack of Luther imposed on her a prudential necessity of not disobliging her friends, that she might with more united strength oppose the common enemy; and patiently bore what at any other time she would have resented. Perhaps no man has obliged the public with a greater number of useful volumes than our author; though several have been attributed to him which he never wrote. His book of Colloquies has passed through more editions than any of his others: Moreri tells us a bookseller in Paris sold twenty thousand at one impression.

Althenopis

Autore: Fabrizia Ramondino
Editore: Carcanet Press
ISBN:
Grandezza: 40,15 MB
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Vista: 5355
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Desiderio Di Deserto

Autore: Alain Laurent
Editore: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 9788807817595
Grandezza: 41,77 MB
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Vista: 2821
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Annali Universali Di Statistica Economia Pubblica Geografia Storia Viaggi E Commercio

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Grandezza: 37,97 MB
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