In viaggio con Erodoto Ryszard Kapuściński Vera Verdiani
  • Title: In viaggio con Erodoto
  • Author: Ryszard Kapuściński Vera Verdiani
  • ISBN: 9788807819469
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • In viaggio con Erodoto Ryszard Kapuściński Vera Verdiani In viaggio con Erodoto Il giornalista polacco ripercorre le proprie vicende raccontando retroscena finora ignorati delle sue storie dall infanzia povera a quando fresco laureato venne mandato allo sbaraglio prima in Indi
    Il giornalista polacco ripercorre le proprie vicende, raccontando retroscena finora ignorati delle sue storie dall infanzia povera a quando, fresco laureato, venne mandato allo sbaraglio prima in India e poi in Cina, senza conoscere niente di quei paesi Ci rivela le difficolt incontrate e, di fronte a queste difficolt , il suo punto di riferimento, il testo da leggere eIl giornalista polacco ripercorre le proprie vicende, raccontando retroscena finora ignorati delle sue storie dall infanzia povera a quando, fresco laureato, venne mandato allo sbaraglio prima in India e poi in Cina, senza conoscere niente di quei paesi Ci rivela le difficolt incontrate e, di fronte a queste difficolt , il suo punto di riferimento, il testo da leggere e rileggere sempre stato Erodoto Per Kapuscinski Erodoto stato non tanto uno storico, quanto il primo vero reporter della storia il suo bisogno di viaggiare, di toccare con mano, di raccogliere dati, paragonarli ed esporli, con tutte le necessarie riserve che giusto nutrire riguardo alle storie riferite da altri, fa di Erodoto un giornalista a pieno titolo.
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    About Ryszard Kapuściński Vera Verdiani


    1. Ryszard Kapu ci ski debuted as a poet in Dzi i jutro at the age of 17 and has been a journalist, writer, and publicist In 1964 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 During some of this time he also worked for the Polish Secret Service, although little is known of his role.See also Ryszard Kapu ci ski Prize


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    1. This is part exegesis of The Histories and part memoir of the author s own experiences as he traveled to the places Herodotus visited and wrote about Kapu ci ski always carried a copy of Herodotus with him and it s interesting to get his views of Egypt or Lybia or Persia or Scythia than 2,400 years after those of the Father of history.

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    2. The review in the Economist which recommended this book to me is here, and their obituary of Kapu ci ski is also available, here I ve recently been categorizing my reading material into fast and slow , but after reading Kapu ci ski s Travels with Herodotus I think I need to rethink the slow category.Fast books are those that pull you along without any effort page turners Slow books are those that take time Sometimes when I glance at the stack of books waiting their turn on the bedside table tha [...]

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    3. Ch c c l i m i ng k m t nh n o n i v vi c c s ch, ch nh x c l i l c l i s ch , nh th.M t nh n o kh c n i, n u m t cu n s ch kh ng x ng ng c l i, th m c m i g ph i c m n l n v c l n u ti n.T i, m t m t qu n tri t nh ng l i th ng th i tr n m t kh c do t nh ham c a l n n hay c t tung, tuy v y h ng n m u d nh th i gian c l i m t s cu n m t i th y ng c l i Hi n, t i ang c l i cu n Du h nh c ng Herodotus c a nh b o Ba Lan Ryszard Kapu ci ski, qua b n d ch t ti ng Ba Lan c a Nguy n Th i Linh H i c l n [...]

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    4. Description From the master of literary reportage whose acclaimed books include Shah of Shahs, The Emperor, and The Shadow of the Sun, an intimate account of his first youthful forays beyond the Iron Curtain.Just out of university in 1955, Kapuscinski told his editor that he d like to go abroad Dreaming no farther than Czechoslovakia, the young reporter found himself sent to India Wide eyed and captivated, he would discover in those days his life s work to understand and describe the world in it [...]

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    5. _Travels with Herodotus_What an amazing journey that was 3 I enjoyed this, i loved this and i hoped it would never end I wanted of it.This book was really interesting Its structure was beautiful following two stories One was Herodotus trek to the lenghts of that era s world and the actual author s journey as a reporter and a war correspondent in this era s world Some parts of the book are autobiographical And so, so vivid He only gives us small glimpses of the places he visited but he does it i [...]

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    6. Ryszard Kapu ci ski est un journaliste polonais qui a roul sa bosse travers le vaste terrain d affrontement et de rivalit pour la guerre froide qu offert le tiers monde d colonis Dans ce livre, il entrem le des allusions ses diff rents voyages avec une pr sentation de l uvre d H rodote l Enqu te, Historie en grec Je suis un admirateur de l uvre d H rodote, car elle a t pour moi la clef par laquelle j ai d couvert l antiquit , l hell nisme et les belles lettres Mais si je partage avec l auteur un [...]

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    7. Sometimes here on I ll read a review that combines an actual review of the book and a personal narrative where the reviewer might tell you a story of how they came upon the book, or some experience they had a while ago that has parallels to the book they are reviewing The strategy has its advantages, and it usually at least makes for an entertaining read.Reading Travels with Herodotus was like reading such a book review about The Histories by Herodotus But much longer.Ryszard Kapuscinski alterna [...]

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    8. Non avrei avuto il coraggio di affrontare Le Storie di Erodoto anche se ne sono sempre stata incuriosita La mediazione che ne fa Kapuscinski merita perch l autore le inframmezza alle proprie esperienze di reporter che desidera con tutte le proprie forze varcare i confini e vedere cosa c oltre la propria nazione, la Polonia.Cos le guerre persiane raccontate dal greco si alternano ai primi viaggi del polacco in India, Cina, Africa nella seconda met del secolo scorso caratterizzata, come nell antic [...]

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    9. Curiosity about humanity permeates this book, an interweaving of memoir, readings and reflection Listening, recording, acute observation, inquiring, wanting to understand what was happening in the present and the past drove both Herodotus and Kapu ci ski, 2500 years apart Ryszard Kapu ci ski s career as a Polish reporter posted in foreign countries began in India, followed by China then Africa India was his first encounter with otherness, the experience of a different world It was then he realiz [...]

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    10. I love travelogues I love classical antiquity So I really expected to enjoy Ryszard Kapuscinski s Travels with Herodotus, an attempt to mix modern literary reportage with the writings of one of the greatest travelling reporters of all time, Herodotus Sadly, however, the book was a bit of letdown The old and new stuff didn t blend well, so the final result, while occasionally poignant and insightful, was a little underwhelming Maybe I went in with the wrong expectations When I bought the book, I [...]

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    11. Every journey begins with a reckoning, a stocktaking, an analysis of where one is And each trip consists of two parts the inner journey and the outer one This book of travel reportage historical commentary philosophy anthropology is no different Only it contains several trips Or perhaps just one BIG trip Depends on how you want to look at it, I guess.In fact, I hesitate to use the word book after my motley categorization This is a collection of images accompanied by the patchwork musings of a m [...]

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    12. This, the last book by its author, is one of a kind It is merely by chance that, earlier this month, I re read Herodotus s Histories, so it is so fresh in my mind that I recognized most of the quotes from the 5th century B.C Greek historian instantly.But what if I had not read Herodotus recently Then this would be a rather boring work, an extended commentary on someone with whom I was not familiar Kapuscinski and Herodotus shared many traits in common Both had traveled the world as they knew it [...]

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    13. non fiction , , , , , , , , 50 60 , , , , , , , , , , , .

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    14. This was Ryszard Kapu ci ski s last book, written shortly before he died in 2007.It is a work of retrospect he isn t writing about recent events, or his recent thoughts, but writes about his own past and ties it to a book which inspired him The Histories, by Herodotus.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 similarl [...]

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    15. 2 h nh tr nh song song, 1 c a nh b o tr Ryszard, 1 c a tay ph t ph ng vi n ng i ghi ch p u ti n c a th gi i Herodotus.2 h nh tr nh g n b m t thi t v i nhau, v qu l Ryszard th t s thay i quan ni m c a ng i c v t c ph m phi h c u l nh th n o.Cu n s ch n y c qu nhi u tr ch o n hay, v nh ng tr ch o n y c tr ch o n l i b i m t nh b o v i i m t s ng su t, m ng m v t ng tr i C th g i g n trong m t c u th n y v h nh tr nh c a con ng i Nh ng con thuy n t u m n V h y gi tr t m c a m t a tr , b i ch c a tr [...]

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    16. I read Herodotus earlier this year, and among other things I thought, What the hell just happened It s a long book, y know Everything happens in it I mean literally everything Herodotus s goal was to write down everything known about the world, and over 700 pages, that s what he did It gets mind boggling.I needed someone to help me process all that, so I turned to Kapuscinski, the great travel writer and philosopher responsible for The Emperor, a neat oral history of Haile Selassie, as well as s [...]

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    17. My copy of the book Vintage International labels Travels with Herodotus as memoir history, and it is, but it touched me as a simple meditation on Herodotus and his The Histories Kapuscinski is a Polish journalist and traveler who writes here about his 1st trips outside Poland in the mid 20th century He was given a copy of Herodotus as a companion on his 1st assignment abroad It touched him deeply, as his own book touched me.Kapuscincki uses The Histories as a way to gauge his own sense of wonde [...]

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    18. Il grande Kapuscinski riperccorre i suoi primi ani di giornalista e inviato speciale, anni trascorsi con collega e maestro di eccezione, ovvero Erodoto, che con le sue Storie traccia la via a cui si deve attenere il vero inviato, duemila anni fa come oggi.E cos scaturisce una narrazione parallela tra le vicende del giovane inviato, gli errori, gli intoppi e le scoperte, e il resoconto di avvenimenti antichi raccontati con tale maestria da non perdere un grammo della loro attualit e del loro fasc [...]

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    19. I know its called Travels with Herodotus but there was too much Herodotus

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    20. Years ago, I remember reading The English Patient and becoming aware, for the first time, of Herodotus In that book, the character of Katharine Clifton was reading Herodotus s Histories 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 Herod [...]

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    21. Man, what a book I picked this up thinking it would be a simple travelogue but it s much, much 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 During his travels, he always goes back to his trusty Histories, using his e [...]

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    22. I m not the one to deny my high school history teacher s taste in literature, and when he recommends an author to me, I pretty much make sure that I read that author as soon as I can I not only know that it will be a good read from a literary point of view, but that it will force my analytical side as well and teach me a thing or two As Kapuscinski did Reading history books can get a bit tedious, as times You get sucked in this whirlwind of names, dates and pointless statistical information, all [...]

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    23. The book I wanted this to be was one where, upon reading something from Herodotus such as According to the stories of the Trachis, the left bank of the Ister is populated by bees, the author is going to place this anecdote on a modern map, go there, write about what became of the Trachis and who they are now, and where this business with bees might have come from.That is not this book There is one bit where Kapu ci ski visits a site from The Histories, Persepolis, but he doesn t see it all becau [...]

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    24. One of my biggest regrets in life so far is that I never got to take Ryszard Kapuscinski out to dinner His reportage, such as The Shadow of the Sun and The Emperor catalogues human frailty better than anything since Dante, and like Dante, possesses a moral sense combined with cosmopolitan empathy for nearly everyone he runs into This was a thoughtful and moving valediction from a person who truly was a citizen of the world.

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    25. God, what a charming writer As I find when I read Sebald, I find that Kapuscinski has a great many of the exact same thoughts that I ve written about, but phrases them with an infinitely greater degree of eloquence Throughout, Kapuscinski alternates between past and present, ratcheting across countries and continents.I m only calling it travel writing by process of elimination Kapuscinski is traveling, and that is the sole common thread History, art, Cold War tensions, language, and literary cri [...]

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    26. Un grande giornalista che ripercorre i suoi esordi di inviato all estero Un racconto intimo e leggero, che alterna contesti storici ad avvenimenti privati Un omaggio rispettoso e delicato al primo compagno di viaggio, e grande collega ante litteram.

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    27. Enjoyable, but slightly disappointing in that I expected it to be a bit better This is partially autobiography and partially a poem in praise of Herodotus And I will go back and read Herodotus as a result Kapucinski is really comparing his life to that of Herodotus, and the comparison is not unfair The first chapter is marvellous in a few pages capturing post war Poland, the feeling of living under communism, and the sense of being at that age when one is deciding what to do with ones life The r [...]

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    28. En 1956, cuando Ryszard Kapu ci ski ten a 24 a os, el peri dico polaco Sztandar Mlodych Estandarte de Juventud lo envi a la India, porque la visita de Nehru a Polonia hab a despertado alg n inter s en ese lejano pa s Esta fue la primera oportunidad para cruzar la frontera del joven reportero, que ni siquiera sab a ingl s y qued mistificado y fascinado por la India Aqu nos cuenta de esa visita y an cdotas de otros viajes a Jartum, el Congo Zaire, Senegal, y China, intercaladas con largas citas de [...]

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    29. Erodoto e Kapuscinski due anime gemelle, accomunati dalla passione per il loro lavoro, il reportage Divisi da duemilacinquecento anni, uniti dal desiderio di varcare la frontiera il primo viaggi per tutto il mondo allora conosciuto e scrisse la storia indagando, ascoltando opinioni e raccogliendo le verit che gli uomini che incontrava gli raccontavano, e che egli rappresentava nei suoi scritti ricoprendole del manto del verosimile il secondo un uomo moderno, giornalista, che ha girato il mondo p [...]

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    30. This book disappointed I like the author s other work and this idea interweaving Herodotus with his own explorations seemed promising Sadly, his observations were banal, his judgments sometimes simplistic or plain wrong, and the writing was pedestrian Some of the passages lifted from Herodotus were fascinating, although at times unlikely to be real Even that, then, was telling.

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