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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 its remotest reaches, in all its multiplicity. From the rituals of sunrise at Persepolis to the incongruity of Louis Armstrong performing before a stone-faced crowd in Khartoum, Kapuscinski gives us the non-Western world as he first saw it, through still-virginal Western eyes. The companion on his travels: a volume of Herodotus, a gift from his first boss. Whether in China, Poland, Iran, or the Congo, it was the ? father of history? ? and, as Kapuscinski would realize, of globalism? who helped the young correspondent to make sense of events, to find the story where it did not obviously exist. It is this great forerunner? s spirit? both supremely worldly and innately Occidental? that would continue to whet Kapuscinski? s ravenous appetite for discovering the broader world and that has made him our own indispensable companion on any leg of that perpetual journey.

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From the master of literary reportage, whose acclaimed books include "Shah of Shahs, The Emperor," and "The Shadow of the Sun," comes an intimate account of his first youthful forays beyond the Iron Curtain. Unabridged. 9 CDs.

About the Author

Born in Pinsk (in what is now Belarus), the celebrated Polish foreign correspondent Ryszard Kapuscinski is the author of, among others, "Shah of Shahs, Imperium, Shadow of the Sun" and, most recently, the memoir "Travels with Herodotus". His books have been translated into twenty-eight languages. He died in 2007.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597771566
Publisher:
Phoenix Audio
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Read:
Coster, Nicolas
Performed by:
Coster, Nicolas
Performed:
Coster, Nicolas
Author:
Kapuscinski, Ryszard
Author:
Coster, Nicolas
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Number:
9
Edition Description:
Compact Disk
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.22x5.82x1.54 in. .61 lbs.
Media Run Time:
600

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From the master of literary reportage, whose acclaimed books include "Shah of Shahs, The Emperor," and "The Shadow of the Sun," comes an intimate account of his first youthful forays beyond the Iron Curtain. Unabridged. 9 CDs.

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