by Frank, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
Ryszard Kapuscinski is one of the greatest journalists alive and one of the greatest writers, too. The titles don't always fit together easily, but what Kapuscinski does is far more than just journalism. His writing has been part of what he calls the "New Literature," of which Kapuscinski was one of the first and is still one of the best. The Soccer War is by far his best book, made up of dispatches from his years as a foreign correspondent in the Third World, with real-life adventures like you'll find in few journalists' writing today.