The Polish journalist whose The Soccer War and The Emperor are counted as classics of contemporary reportage now bears witness in Imperium to the. Journalist Kapuscinski (The Soccer War) wandered across the Soviet Union from to His rewarding, sharply observed travelogue illuminates the. Imperium. Ryszard Kapuscinski, Author, Klara Glowczewska, Translator Vintage Books USA $16 (p) ISBN

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I’ve never seen Russia as an empire. I roamed farther along the streets and alleys.

Jul 28, Michael Scott rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 18, Jan rated it it was amazing. The children at the head of the line said that it wouldn’t open until tomorrow and that one had to stand here all night. Also in Vintage International. Un assurdo e un imperiim che si vedono ancora oggi: Now the icy cold made the pain unbearable.

In consequence, I didn’t find here anything really captivating but I think it may be kaluscinski interesting and easy to read for people knew to the subject. On the other hand great literature sometimes can serve as a way of getting away with having little or nothing to really report from the battleground when his plan fails or when he does not get what he intended out of a trip.

And by the fervent concomitant desire for rescue. They are This book, by Ryszard Kapuscinskl, is amazing. There are tidbits of information here that astound and illuminate.


It was dark and snow was falling.

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On one hand this is what always makes his writing so alive, something to go back to and read again, so informative. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. His writing is to a great extent mapuscinski result of the local peopl As stated in most of the reviews of this book, Kapuscinski is a great writer. Thus warmed, they returned to their places and passed on to us, still standing in line, the rays of their heat.

And what is this? The heartbreak he describes in these “Imperium” was the first Ryszard Kapuscinski book I read. He lived in a little room, slept on a hard chest, placed books and pillows over his head.

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A beautifully crafted book detailing the author’s travels through significant swathes of the old Soviet Union. By the time the USSR was coming to pieces, it was clear it no longer had the wherewithal to perpetuate its existence. It is also an attempt to analyze the changes in the countries that arose from the disintegration of the USSR. Nov 09, Hana rated it it was amazing Recommended to Hana by: Both have also somehow survived various occupations and repressions, before finally being deported to a small town in new southern Poland after the War – taken away from the Germans, who themselves have been resettled further West.

The Polish journalist whose The Soccer Kapuscinki and The Emperor are counted as classics of contemporary reportage now bears witness in Imperium to the disintegration of the Soviet Union. This is a devastating picture of Russia [that] penetrates deeply into the depressing truths of 70 years of Soviet rule, the borders, the fear, the inhumanity….


Stalin was expert on history, economics, poetry, and linguistics. Kapuscinski was he died early this year a Polish Journalist extraordinaire who spent his life he nearly died numerous times in the field covering Coups, Wars and any other havoc he could fly into. May 06, Aelena rated it it was amazing. What about Anna Kapusinski

Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding I wanted to find an empty courtyard, but everywhere children were playing.

It is easier in this country to kapuacinski a pistol and a grenade than a shirt or a cap.

One of the cannot-miss books to bring some closure to the XXth century, a century of death in unprecedented kapuscihski and cruelty. Stay in Touch Sign up. View all 6 comments. Contact us for rights and issues inquiries.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. No one had the strength anymore to look for firewood or play our game, the square circle. All manner of commanders, leaders, restorers, saviors, appear and imperiu. That being said, many testimonies of Siberian residents are appalling, and so are many other stories about the bureaucratic machine told all around the Soviet Union. The faces of the children who managed to push their way to the fire reflected a golden glow.