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Travels with Herodotus

Ryszard Kapuściński ; Translated From The Polish By Klara Glowczewska.

By Ryszard Kapuściński

From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales.

In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad – perhaps to Czechoslovakia. Instead, he was sent to India – the first stop on a decades-long tour of the world that took Kapuscinski from Iran to El Salvador, from Angola to Armenia. Revisiting his memories of traveling the globe with a copy of Herodotus' Histories in tow, Kapuscinski describes his awakening to the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of new environments, and how the words of the Greek historiographer helped shape his own view of an increasingly globalized world. Written with supreme eloquence and a constant eye to the global undercurrents that have shaped the last half-century, Travels with Herodotus is an exceptional chronicle of one man's journey across continents.


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Publish Date

2007

ISBN

9781400043385


Format: Book
Author: Kapuściński, Ryszard
Title: Travels with Herodotus / Ryszard Kapuściński ; translated from the Polish by Klara Glowczewska.
Publisher Date: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2007.
Subject: Herodotus. History Kapuściński, Ryszard -- Travel.
Isbn: 9781400043385 1400043387
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Call Number: 930 Kap
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Bib Id: 275415

Format: Book
Author: Kapuściński, Ryszard
Title: Travels with Herodotus / Ryszard Kapuściński ; translated from the Polish by Klara Glowczewska.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2007.
Description: viii, 275 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Herodotus. History
Subjects: Kapuściński, Ryszard -- Travel.
Other Title: Podróże z Herodotem. English
Contents: Crossing the border -- Condemned to India -- The train station and the palace -- Rabi sings the Upanishads -- Chairman Mao's one hundred flowers -- Chinese thought -- Memory along the roadways of the world -- The happiness and unhappiness of Croesus -- The battle's end -- On the origin of the gods -- The view from the minaret -- Armstrong's concert -- The face of Zopyrus -- The hare -- Among dead kings and forgotten gods -- Honors for the head of Histiaeus -- At Doctor Ranke's -- The Greek's technique -- Before he is torn apart by dogs and birds -- Xerxes -- The oath of Athens -- Time vanishes -- The desert and the sea -- The anchor -- Black is beautiful -- Scenes of passion and prudence -- Herodotus's discovery -- We stand in darkness, surrounded by light.
LCCN: 2006039565
ISBN: 9781400043385
ISBN: 1400043387
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Call Number: 930 Kap