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Ryszard Kapuściński (1932–2007)

Autor(a) de The Shadow of the Sun

90+ Works 9,399 Membros 200 Críticas 55 Favorited

About the Author

Ryszard Kapuscinski was born in Pinsk, a city now in Belarus on March 4, 1932. He received a master's degree in history from the University of Warsaw. He worked for the Communist journal Sztandar Mlodych, The Flag of Youth. He wrote an article describing the misery and despair of steel workers at a mostrar mais new steel plant outside of Krakow that the party bosses had extolled as a showpiece of proletarian culture. He was fired and forced into hiding. Later his findings were confirmed by a blue-ribbon task force and he was awarded Poland's Golden Cross of Merit. In 1962, PAP, the Polish news agency, appointed him its only correspondent in the third world. His articles about third world conflicts eventually appeared in a series of books including The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat, about the lapsed life of Haile Selassie's imperial court; The Soccer War, which dealt with Latin American conflicts; Another Day of Life, about Angola's civil war; Shah of Shahs, about the rise and fall of Iran's last monarch; and Imperium, an account of his travels through Russia and its neighbors after the collapse of the Soviet Union. He also wrote for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Granta. In 1981, the government of General Wojciech Jaruzelski stripped him of his journalistic credentials after he committed himself to the Solidarity trade union movement. He then began working with underground publishers, contributing poems, and supporting the dissident culture. He died January 23, 2007 at the age of 74. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Ryszard Kapuściński

The Shadow of the Sun (1998) — Autor — 2,107 exemplares, 52 críticas
Travels with Herodotus (2004) 1,717 exemplares, 41 críticas
Imperium (1993) 1,093 exemplares, 23 críticas
The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat (1978) 1,066 exemplares, 20 críticas
Shah of Shahs (1982) 960 exemplares, 19 críticas
The Soccer War (1978) 744 exemplares, 10 críticas
Another Day of Life (1976) 556 exemplares, 8 críticas
The Other (2006) 277 exemplares, 6 críticas
The Cobra's Heart (Penguin Great Journeys) (2007) 106 exemplares, 4 críticas
Nobody Leaves: Impressions of Poland (1962) 101 exemplares, 1 crítica
Autoportret reportera (2003) 91 exemplares, 2 críticas
Lapidarium (1995) 72 exemplares, 1 crítica
An Advertisement for Toothpaste (Penguin Modern) (2018) 62 exemplares, 2 críticas
Cristo con il fucile in spalla (2007) 43 exemplares, 4 críticas
Lapidarium IV (2000) 19 exemplares
Die Welt im Notizbuch (2000) 18 exemplares
3 x Kapuscinski (1993) 11 exemplares, 1 crítica
Lapidaria I-III (1997) 10 exemplares
Lapidaria IV-VI (2008) 10 exemplares
Notizen eines Weltbürgers (2007) 10 exemplares
Kirgiz schodzi z konia (1988) 9 exemplares, 1 crítica
Lapidarium V (2002) 9 exemplares
Cesarz. Szachinszach (1988) — Autor — 8 exemplares
Stelle nere (2015) 8 exemplares, 1 crítica
Gdyby cała Afryka... (2011) 7 exemplares
Z Afryki (2000) 5 exemplares
Wiersze zebrane (2008) 5 exemplares
De dood van de ambassadeur (2015) 5 exemplares
Lapidarium II (Polish Edition) (1995) 5 exemplares
Lapidarium III (1997) 5 exemplares
Lapidarium VI (2007) 4 exemplares
Opere (2009) 4 exemplares
Prawa natury (2006) 3 exemplares
Taccuino d'appunti (2004) 3 exemplares
Oeuvres (2014) 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
La Mer dans une goutte d'eau (2016) 3 exemplares, 1 crítica
Ze Świata (2008) 3 exemplares
Notes 2 exemplares
Car (2016) 2 exemplares
POESIA COMPLETA (2008) 2 exemplares
Afrika aslanı (2000) 2 exemplares
Gỗ Mun 1 exemplar
Cesarz 1 exemplar
TJETRI 1 exemplar
EL EMPERADOR 1 exemplar
2 1 exemplar
Szahinszach 1 exemplar
Sjahen (1988) 1 exemplar
Hoàng Đế 1 exemplar
Drugi (2021) 1 exemplar
Lapidaria (2007) 1 exemplar
No abarco el mundo (2011) 1 exemplar
Estrellas negras (2013) 1 exemplar
D'une guerre l'autre : Angola, 1975 (2011) 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Şahların Şahı 1 exemplar
Ebbenhout 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Travel Writing 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 346 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism (1997) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares, 1 crítica
Granta 88: Mothers (2004) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares, 1 crítica
Granta 21: The Story-Teller (1987) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares, 1 crítica
Granta 26: Travel (1989) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares, 1 crítica
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (1989) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares, 1 crítica
Granta 48: Africa (1994) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares, 4 críticas
Granta 73: Necessary Journeys (2001) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares, 1 crítica
Granta 20: In Trouble Again (1986) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares, 1 crítica
Granta 33: What Went Wrong? (1990) — Contribuidor — 131 exemplares, 1 crítica
Granta 15: The Fall of Saigon (1985) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Granta Book of Reportage (Classics of Reportage) (1993) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares, 1 crítica
Granta 16: Science (1985) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain (2009) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares, 4 críticas
Granta. 1 : Ruoka : uuden kirjallisuuden areena (2013) 12 exemplares, 1 crítica
Op reis met... — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Emperor {play} (2016) — Original Author — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Kapuściński, Ryszard
Nome legal
Kapuściński, Ryszard
Data de nascimento
1932-03-04
Data de falecimento
2007-01-23
Localização do túmulo
Cmentarz Powązkowski, Warsaw, Poland
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Polen
Local de nascimento
Pińsk, Poland
Local de falecimento
Warsaw, Poland
Locais de residência
Pińsk, Poland
Warsaw, Poland
Educação
Stanisław Staszic Gymnasium, Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw University, Poland
Organizações
Polska Agencja Prasowa (Polish Press Agency)

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Written by a Polish journalist this is a book in two strands. In one he reviews some of his past assignments, in the other he reviews his reading and relationship to Herodotus and his Histories. I enjoyed both. The fish out of water beginner who is entranced by every country he visits becomes a seasoned journalist but still retains some of that wonder. His interpretation of Herodotus was equally fascinating. He examines his technique as well as the content and proposes that Herodotus should be know n as the first journalist and The Histories would be better called The Investigation and is the first piece of reportage. I liked both strands and they way the interlinked.
I must re-read Herodotus.
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
Helenliz | 40 outras críticas | Jun 26, 2024 |
Excelente recopilación de artículos y relatos de los viajes del autor por África. Incluye referencias a la historia reciente de este continente, muchas de ellas sorprendentes y, a veces, poco conocidas. Deja también algunas reflexiones muy interesantes. Está narrado de una forma muy amena, pareciendo en muchos momentos casi una novela. Muy recomendable.
 
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mauromdc | 51 outras críticas | Jun 25, 2024 |
Appassionante quanto drammatico affresco di un mondo lontano, immenso, tormentato, eppure meraviglioso: l'Africa.
Kapuscinsky ha conosciuto, ha amato l'Africa, e si percepisce fin dalla prima pagina.
 
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BiblioCdSPG | 51 outras críticas | Jun 5, 2024 |
«Nadie, lo que se dice nadie, amigo mío, presentía que se acercaba el fin. Aunque tal vez se detectaba que algo flotaba en el ambiente, tal vez algo nos rondara por la cabeza, pero era tan vago, tan confuso que no se podía hablar del presentimiento de algo extraordinario. Y, sin embargo, hacía ya tiempo que el mayordomo deambulaba por palacio apagando un cada vez mayor número de luces, sólo que nuestra vista se fue acostumbrando a ese paulatino apagamiento, y se producía en nosotros un confortable estado de resignación interior ante el hecho de que por lo visto-no visto todo debía ser así: apagado, eclipsado y sumido en la penumbra, en unas sombras tenebrosas y en una nebulosa oscuridad».… (mais)
 
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edalmau | 19 outras críticas | May 5, 2024 |

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Obras
90
Also by
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Membros
9,399
Popularidade
#2,556
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
200
ISBN
529
Línguas
26
Marcado como favorito
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