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: 52,90 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: 39,55 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.

Shah Of Shahs

Autore: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0804153507
Grandezza: 30,17 MB
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In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point at the break-up of the old regime, Kapuscinski gives us a compelling history of conspiracy, repression, fanatacism, and revolution.Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand.

The Shadow Of The Sun

Autore: Ryszard Kapuscinski
Editore: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307367096
Grandezza: 30,11 MB
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A moving portrait of Africa from Poland's most celebrated foreign correspondent - a masterpiece from a modern master. Famous for being in the wrong places at just the right times, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa in 1957, at the beginning of the end of colonial rule - the "sometimes dramatic and painful, sometimes enjoyable and jubilant" rebirth of a continent. The Shadow of the Sun sums up the author's experiences ("the record of a 40-year marriage") in this place that became the central obsession of his remarkable career. From the hopeful years of independence through the bloody disintegration of places like Nigeria, Rwanda and Angola, Kapuscinski recounts great social and political changes through the prism of the ordinary African. He examines the rough-and-ready physical world and identifies the true geography of Africa: a little-understood spiritual universe, an African way of being. He looks also at Africa in the wake of two epoch-making changes: the arrival of AIDS and the definitive departure of the white man. Kapuscinski's rare humanity invests his subjects with a grandeur and a dignity unmatched by any other writer on the Third World, and his unique ability to discern the universal in the particular has never been more powerfully displayed than in this work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliografia Nazionale Italiana

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Bisexuality In The Ancient World

Autore: Eva Cantarella
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300093025
Grandezza: 28,66 MB
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A history of bisexuality in the classical age. Eva Cantarella draws on a full range of sources - from legal texts, inscriptions and medical documents to poetry and philosophical literature - to reconstruct and compare the bisexual cultures of Athens and Rome. This second edition includes a preface which considers work published since the text first appeared.

Annali Universali Di Statistica Economia Pubblica Geografia Storia Viaggi E Commercio

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