Let s play a role ameYou are a young journalist hired by the best newspaper of your homecountry You re talented and ambitious but not that experienced Among your colleagues in the newsroom there s a middle aged and well read reporter who everyone looks at in awe Not only this Our Perfecting World Zarathushtra S Way Of Life guy travelled and reported from four continents Thisuy is unanimously considered the dean of reporters nationwide and even ained recognition abroad Step by step "you et to know the The Warrior S Way great reporter He setting bald but is still athletic He s charming polite and considerate " get to know the Bestiary Or The Parade Of Orpheus great reporter He setting bald but is still athletic He s charming polite and considerate wonder women adore him He smiles to everyone and dishes out compliments and tips to the younger journalists including you It doesn t matter that most of those
TIPS ARE RATHER GENERIC AS THEY are rather Marie Louise S Heyday generic as they from Him the Maestro In the meantime you write and publish your own stuff youet experience and Carnival In Paris gain some credit into the journalism circles Now the Maestro pops up very rarely in the newsroom After all he has a score of prestigious invitations to oblige He s often abroad leading seminars workshops collecting prizes and meeting his evergrowing readersAnd yet the Dean of Reporters does spend some of his precious time with you He invites you at his home He calls you He talks politics with you You two even argue sometimes That s a privilege and you know it Do you know Him well Not that much True you d like to know the Maestro better but he doesn t like private uestions and always looks reluctant when asked about his youth and his earlier adventures abroadYou notice that reticence but that doesn t bother you much You ve your own features to work on and your own travels to write home about Then the Maestro passes away A few months later you start working on your next book His biographyNow some uestions arise Why would you like to write this biography What are youoing to write about those years and those topics He never talked about Who are you Spooky And The Bad Luck Raven going to interview to learn about Him Where are youoing to take your readers people who loved His books and wish to know about Him When are you Surprise In The Mountains going to stop in making speculations and writing hidden details of His private lifeAnd first and foremost How would you like to portray this friend of yours this dean of reporters turned into national hero I believe Artur Domoslawski posed similar uestions to himself and I mlad he didFor this Ryszard Kapuscinski A Life the original Polish title Kapuscinski non fiction should have been kept was certainly not an easy book to write Which doesn t mean that this biography is not interesting to read in fact uite the contrary I do understand Kapuscinski s widow and many reviewers bearing a Jaky Or Dodo grudge on the author upon the publication of this book The dean of Polish journalism and one of the most famous reporters worldwide to date doesn t come out as an entirely positive character from this biography To those like me who loved Kapuscinski s reportages and essays Mr Domoslawski could look rather ruthless in writing about the dark sides of thereat Polish journalist Especially considering how he knew him uite well and was a colleague of his Sometimes the author seems to enjoy digging into Kapuscinski s dirty laundry revealing his extramarital relationships the troubles with his estranged daughter as well as his political involvement in communist Poland Tu uoue BruteWell to some extentTrue Mr Domoslawski is far from being soft with his old pal Ryszard and could have easily left out some of the nastiest stuff about him but I don t look at him as if he stabbed dead Kapuscinski in the backHundreds of pages here are devoted to the The Ghost In The Lagoon great reporter travels and accomplishments and there is literally a ton of uotations from his most and less famous works To me it looks crystal clear how the author studied Kapuscinski s oeuvre very carefully and delivered areat insight on his complex personality Had Mr Domoslawski ignored the shadows drawn by the shining sun of the reat reporter it would have been harder to appreciate what the dean of Polish journalists left us And what did Kapuscinski leave us is essentially fantastic literature written with passion and dedication books full of illuminating observations on the human nature and brilliant analysis on power in politics As it happened most of this excellent literature was delivered through reportages which were strictly speaking works of art rather than dry chronicling Kapuscinski did embellish or dramatize some of his facts and was aware of that he just couldn t admit that in public as everyone labelled him a journalist And yet he considered himself an author an intellectual a poet and. Pierwsza tak obszerna obejmująca całe życie i dzieło książka o Ryszardzie Kapuścińskim 1932 2007 pióra wybitnego dziennikarza i reportera „Gazety Wyborczej” Doskonale udokumentowa. S awski s biography of Kapu ci ski seems to me to be essential reading for anyone interested in Kapu ci ski s writing his understanding of the processes of radical political and social change the working through and aftermath of power shifts and the effects of war and poverty on
ordinary people in all the countries where he people in all the countries where he Kapu ci ski spent much of his working life out of Poland in Africa Latin America and Iran among other places He started out as a working journalist reporting regularly back to his employers newspapers magazines and only after some years of this to his employers newspapers magazines and only after some years of this did be begin to write the books which were the basis of his reputation in the W There is an enormous amount of information here about Poland and what it meant to be a writer in a communist country in the 1950 s and later Nevertheless I found this to be a very dispiriting book because of the hair splitting uestions raised about Kapu ci ski s political views factual issues and personality traits Mr Kapu ci ski was an imperfect man but a remarkable reporter in a difficult time The best antidote to this book is to read Kapu ci ski himself The Soccer War is a stunning book for instance as is The Shadow of the Sun His descriptions of Russia "in Imperium are spine tinglingHis books have the power to transport you to fantastic unimaginable places his reportage " Imperium are spine tinglingHis books have the power to transport you to fantastic unimaginable places his reportage humanistic and uniue So by all means read this biography to understand his times but read him to understand the man There were a few parts of this book that the author expounded upon too much such as The File and other parts such as Kapuscinski s actual travels and experiences that were not addressed enough Aside from that I found the book incredibly enlightening on the structure and styles of Kapuscinski s writings I went into reading this book a bit afraid that it would be a Kapuscinski debunker But Domoslawski s explanation of Kapuscinski s writing as a portrait of feeling rather than what many readers might interpret as dishonesty his explanation of the realities of Kapuscinski s involvement with the intelligence services and the highlighting of Kapuscinski s ideology really made this book sing I particularly bowled over by the unfinished books section I would kill to read In the Footsteps of Malinowski as well as any of the untranslated books that Kapuscinski left behind I should probably learn Polish so I can read what is left of this reat man s work Lately I ve reached my peak throughput of implementing ideas from business books Since I don t think that one should read business books when there is no implementation in sight I ve decided to switch to books that I wanted to read for years but there were just not a priority I think I have read most books that Kapu ci ski has published in polish It was years ago when I was in high school and wanted to become a war corresponded Like Waldemar Milewicz Wiktor Bater Wojciech Jagielski or the biggest of them Ryszard Kapu ci ski Now when I have read Domas awski s biography I know that I knew very little about real Kapu ci ski We all did He was a much complicated man that the Kapu ci ski we put on statues as it usually happens Great read about a complicated man adventurer and personality Really this Song Bird gets 35 stars Kapuscinski was a remarkable figure Poland s George Orwell and Bruce Chatwin rolled into one This forensic autobiography reminds me if the brilliance oh his writing and is particularly strong when it comes to painting a picture of how hard it was to be a writer of any integrity during the years of real socialism Though written by a friend of Kapuscinski it pulls no punches about his many flaws self mythologising male chauvinism unwillingness to accept criticism It also speaks elouently of his charm cleverness and significance as a writer who dared speak obliue truth to power even while trying to make those power structures work for him It made me want to read The Emperor again and dip a toe into some of the books which are less familiar here in the UK It also reaffirmed my view of North South as a key faultline in the contemporary world When writing about such aifted and often insightful writer an autobiographer risks comparison and unfortunately Domislawski s prose is sometimes a little stilted and the book s structures sometimes feel a little awkward How much of this is down to the translation I do not know but this does read like a translation unlike those English language versions of Kapuscinski s books that I have read It was worth reading however I felt I learnt something and it serves as a Hiking Death Valley Guide To Its Natural Wonders And Mining Past good appetiser for Kapuscinski s own extraordinary work. Wiecza w Polsce i zaranicą Domosławski odważnie podejmuje wnikliwą próbę charakterystyki Kapuścińskiego człowieka pełnego sprzeczności wokół którego narosło wiele kontrowersji. ,
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Coming fourth a reporter Towards the end of his life Kapuscinski became a victim of his own myth readers and fellow journalists expected him to tell them how to become reporters how to put facts into beautiful words But what he would have liked to teach them was rather how to put beauty into facts Unless that he couldn t say that They regarded him as a Maestro of factual objectivity but he pursued feelings not objectivity and loved to take sides Domoslawski explains this inner dilemma and others very well and this oes to his credit Five stars don t belong here see my mild criticism above but four do fit well If you
Are A Fan Of Kapuscinskia fan of Kapuscinski book will show you his feet of clay It could be a bit disheartening to discover that some of his iconic scenes like the Belgian paratroopers threatening to shoot him at dawn or the drunken army officer wanting to execute him by firing suad are ahem embroidered But Domoslawski who knew Kapuscinski inasmuch as anyone did which is not much is both sympathetic to his subject and rigorous about exploring the inconsistencies in his accounts of his life He tries to understand Kapuscinski s motivations and the results are convincing Another journalist comments that Kapuscinski was always etting into panic mode and tended to turn a drama into a crisis That sits oddly with the image you Bioethical Decision Making For Nurses get from his books of a cool headed daredevil stopping at nothing toet a story Kapuscinski cultivated this image all his life and at some point it became too late to back down from the lurid parts of itOne of the oddest things is when a jacket blurb on one of his books describes him as having been a friend of Che Guevara and Patrice Lumumba He never met either man Lumumba had been dead for a month when Kapuscinski arrived in the Congo If he had met them he would certainly have written about them how could he not Yet he never tried to correct this false impression he simply didn t confirm it One journalist came away with the impression that despite his worldwide fame and star status Kapuscinski still behaved like someone who lacked self confidence he kept emphasising the fact that he had witnessed such and such a number of revolutions such and such a number of coups and repeatedly mentioned that while working on Imperium he had travelled some 60000 km within the old Soviet Union I remember thinking at the time My God why does he keep on repeating that You don t have to tell me that you re Kapuscinski Despite his fame and prestige Kapuscinski couldn t bear criticism and in the last years of his life he was terrified that enemies in Poland would pull out pieces of his past as a member of the Communist Party in order to disgrace him Domoslawski has done the research and it s clear that Kapuscinski had nothing to be ashamed of iven his position as a Party member and a journalist who spent much of his life s a bit too much about the ins and outs of "Polish politics here but it s well worth reading if you are a fan of Kapuscinski Also see " politics here but it s well worth reading if you are a fan of Kapuscinski Also see review I am living on a raft in a side street in the merchant district of Accra this is one of the most famous lines in Polish journalism written by foreign correspondent Ryszard Kapu ci ski Reporters from the old Soviet dominated Eastern bloc tend to be regarded contemptuously as propagandists by Western journalists Not Kapu ci ski whose books on the Iranian revolution Shah of Shahs the fall of Hailie Selassie the Emperor and the fall of the Soviet empire itself Imperium became o to books to understand the intimate human story of revolt Revolutions happen according to Kapu ci ski not over bread but over wounded dignity Artur Domoslawski s biography is a comprehensive profile of Kapu ci ski paying particular attention to his political outlook a third worldist socialism which he retained all his life Domoslawski doesn t spare Kapu ci ski a critical assessment though in particular Kapu ci ski s flair for self dramatising and making highly subjective claims about his subjects that nobody else appears able to verify However as one of his admires says Kapu ci ski had an unusual talent for interpreting reality through the senses He had a perfect feel for the fates of ordinary people he understood their world and was then able to describe it accurately to tell their stories One of the best books that I ve read and in past years Seems to be a result of a very honest and profound research Shows rich historic background A must read for people interested in his writing The author suggests Kapuscinski created his own literary enre which mixes facts with personal impressions Domo. Na pełna celnych analiz opowieść o „człowieku żyjącym w poplątanych czasach w kilku epokach w różnych światach” na szerokim tle wydarzeń społeczno politycznych ostatniego pół.