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Travels with Herodotus

Travels with Herodotus

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Published by Penguin Group UK in London .
Written in English


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ISBN 109780141910741

That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic by Lucretius—a beautiful poem containing the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles. Travels with Herodotus is an. Get this from a library! Travels with Herodotus. [Ryszard Kapuściński] -- Just out of university in , veteran journalist Kapuscinski told his editor he'd like to go abroad, dreaming of no further than Czechoslovakia. Instead he was sent to India, unimaginable to.

  Thrust into the confusion of faraway places without knowing their languages, he turned to his ace in the hole, a Polish translation of Herodotus’s Histories in his search for sense in the world. Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski (translated from the Polish by Klara Glowczewska Alfred A. Knopf, New York ) All memory is present. Travels with Herodotus (Vintage International) (Paperback) By Ryszard Kapuscinski. Email or call for price. Travels with Herodotus is an exceptional chronicle of one man's journey across continents. .a travel book that all students of writing and of literature ought to read.”.

  Herodotus The Histories is a brick of a ’s pages of history and ethnography with a loose Greek- Persian theme to it. It’s definitely not always a page-turner. But I am so glad I read it, because there are moments in it that absolutely illuminated my understanding of ancient Greece. : Travels with Herodotus: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Range: $ - $


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(The review in the Economist which recommended this book to me is here, and their obituary of Kapuściński is also available, here.) Ive recently been categorizing my reading material into fast and slow, but after reading Kapuścińskis Travels with Herodotus I think I need to rethink the slow category.

Fast books are those that pull you along without Travels with Herodotus book effort page /5. Travels with Herodotus chronicles a lifetime of travels as the author juxtaposes his impressions of a world he could never have imagined from the confines of the closed Communist society of the fifties with the ancient explorer's first encounters with countries and cultures on the fringes of classical Greek by: Travels with Herodotus chronicles a lifetime of travels as the author juxtaposes his impressions of a world he could never have imagined from the confines of the closed Communist society of the fifties with the ancient explorer's first encounters with countries and cultures on the fringes of classical Greek experience/5().

Travels with Herodotus is a non-fiction book written by the Polish journalist, Ryszard Kapuściński, published in and now available in English book mixes together a collection of Kapuściński's own experiences and excerpts from the book The Histories by Herodotus which serves not only as a companion in his often long and lonely journeys but also as a guide to the.

Herodotus and His Travels. THE HISTORY OF HERODOTUS. Sources. the fifth century b.c.e., geographical and ethnographical writings were taking a newer, more scientific turn, in which real information about distant lands was prized, not just bizarre traveler’s tales.

Buy a cheap copy of Travels with Herodotus book by Ryszard Kapuściński. From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first Travels with Herodotus book beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, Free shipping over $/5(5).

Altogether the book was too disjointed and the theme of following Herodotus's travels failed to hold the various parts together for It did make Herodotus seem an interesting man worth knowing more about and some of the anecdotes, particularly the ones taken from Herodotus's 'Histories' made a good read/5.

"Travels with Herodotus" starts conventionally enough as an autobiographical tale of a young journalist leaving Poland in the late 's and visiting the newly independent nations of Asia and Africa. But as the book moves forward, the autobiography recedes and a literary appreciation of Herodotus begins to more fully emerge.

/5(96). Read an Excerpt. CROSSING THE BORDERBefore Herodotus sets out on his travels, ascending rocky paths, sailing a ship over the seas, riding on horseback through the wilds of Asia; before he happens upon the mistrustful Scythians, discovers the wonders of Babylon, and plumbs the mysteries of the Nile; before he experiences a hundred different places and sees a Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Clio These are the researches of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, which he publishes, in the hope of thereby preserving from decay the remembrance of what men have done, and of preventing the great and wonderful actions of the Greeks and the Barbarians from losing their due meed of glory; and withal to put on record what were their grounds of feuds.

According to the Persians best. Kapuscinski's final book, "Travels With Herodotus," is about the Father of History, a man so bound by his fifth-century-B.C. perception and experience as to appear by modern standards almost.

Travels with Herodotus contains many of Kapuscinski's memorable experiences: traveling in the midst of war in the Congo en route to a hospital run by an Austrian doctor; witnessing the last days of the shah's rule in Iran; reporting from China, where his permanent translator always kept an eye on what he was doing.

This non fiction book covers three areas. His youth in post war Poland, his travels as a reporter for PAP in the 50s and early 60s and through out the book it is bulked up by his musings on the travels of the 3rd Century BC Greek Herodotus. All of this make fascinating and gripping reading/5(83).

The opening essay of Travels with Herodotus, “Crossing the Border,” establishes the book’s central motifsKapuciski’s desire to encounter the world and his admiration for the ancient Greek. The last half of the last sentence sums up the spirit that suffuses Travels with Herodotus as well as Kapuściński’s view of Herodotus.

Kapuściński starts with an overview of the situation in a post-World War II college, relating the extraordinary situation of. Travels With Herodotus (Book): Kapuściński, Ryszard: Just out of university in Poland, 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. Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinski, translated by Klara Glowczewska pp, Allen Lane, £ Born in Poland inRyszard Kapuscinski was for many decades a foreign correspondent Author: Sara Wheeler.

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.

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This page guide for “Histories” by Herodotus includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 9 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

Featured content includes commentary on. Kapuscinski’s final book, “Travels With Herodotus,” is about the Father of History, a man so bound by his fifth-century-B.C.

perception and experience as to appear by modern standards almost. The way Travels With Herodotus is framed, battles between Persians and Greeks are set up to resonate perfectly with the events of Kapuściński’s life. He is always reading the right bit at the right time and the juxtaposition between the two worlds adds breadth and depth to both.

Travels With Herodotus (Book): Kapuściński, Ryszard: 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 s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go .Get this from a library! Travels with Herodotus. [Ryszard Kapuściński; Klara Glowczewska] -- "Ryszard Kapuscinski was the greatest traveler-reporter of our time.

Travels with Herodotus depicts his beginnings as an inexperienced young Polish journalist and .