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Overall, this book was an entertaining and viajee read, and it exposed me to Herodotus whom I’ve never read before, so that’s definitely a plus.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Finally, the shoes—massive loafers with thick, stiff soles. Be the first to ask a question about Travels with Herodotus. The first chapter is marvellous – in a few pages capturing post war Poland, the feeling of living under communism, and the sense of being at that age when one is deciding what to do with ones life. Ads help cover our server costs. Get to Know Us. Sometimes he even dedicates entire chapters to summarizing wars and other happenings, often directly quoting Herodotus himself for pages on end.

A keeper of the wall need not be in viajws proximity to it; he can be far away and it is enough that he carry within himself its image and pledge allegiance to the logical principles ,apuscinski the wall dictates….

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India was so immense. Pedestrian, quotidian, and disappointing. Want to Read saving…. I found myself increasingly skipping the Herodotus quotes, not because they were dull they weren’tbut because I failed to see their relevance to Kapuscinski’s muddled narrative.

Please try again later. The writing is a combination vkajes his experiences albeit a short version of most in India, China and Africa, amongst other places, and his retelling, or examination of The Historieswhere he draws comparison and takes lessons from the writing of Herodotus.

One of the elements he learned from The Histories was contrast. This chapter on the meaning and uses of history is terrific. Both had traveled the world as they knew it from one end to the other. In between recollections of his own travels, many of them beautifully written, Kapuscinski quotes from the Historiesanalysing Herodotus’ method and explaining how it came to shape his own views of the world and travel reportage.


But if I had read him, these chapters would have little meaning. Or perhaps just one BIG trip. As bad as it was, it was nothing the world hadn’t seen before. This is based solely on the fact that Herodotus used phrases such as “This is what I heard…” and viiajes I have spoken to claimed to have a definite answer…” and “there is no reliable information to be had about it” p.

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Bell suggests the following working principle for journalism of attachment: Because I have not read Herodotus, I found these chapters interesting. Sometimes the quotes are tenuously linked with places Kapuscinski himself hwrodoto or historical events Kapuscinski himself witnessed, but most of the time they seem randomly chosen, with nary an attempt at contextualisation or analysis.

The book begins with his impoverished childhood in post-war Communist Poland and then follows his travels in a rather rambling fashion — from India to the Middle East to Africa. And above and beneath, inside and outside it all are the shadow twins Herodotus and the author himself. He is not the protagonist, the protagonist is Herodotus. The book I wanted this to be was one where, upon reading something from Herodotus such as “According to the stories of the Trachis, the left bank of the Ister is populated by bees,” the author is going to place this anecdote on a modern map, go there, write about what became of the Trachis and who they are now, and where this business with bees might have come from.

Unfortunately, Travels with Herodotus isn’t one of them. Fast books are those that pull you along without any effort — page-turners. Vienna will lead you directly to some of the best Vienna has to provide. I’m sure he has written books in which he does go into detail, sticks to the topic at hand and really reportsrather than leisurely recounting disjointed memories.


The women would have known what was to happen. Dreaming no farther than Czechoslovakia, the young reporter found himself sent to India.

Log In Sign Up. These twin strands are kapusdinski and everywhere in the narrative — past and present, myth and reality, war and peace, nature and civilization, East and West yes, I use the capitals consciouslyand the lives of kings and ordinary people.

The result is the same, he is so overwhelmed at the vastness of the subject. When I bought the bo I love travelogues. He is granting us with exactly what we need, when we need it.

If you don’t want to read about Herodotus, maybe the other parts will. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That is not this book. Nov 22, Jimmy rated it liked it Shelves: It starts much earlier and is really never over, because the film of memory continues running on inside of us long after we have come to a physical standstill.

Both had traveled the world as they This, the last book by its author, is one of a kind. Or the link might be to the place, not the time. In Imperium, the journa lism of attachment discourse is articulated around several prevailing themes: In place of the dispassionate practices of the hreodoto I now believe in what I call the journalism of attachment. Semiotic analysis conducted in this paper focuses on depictions of cultural values Kapuscinski constantly reminds us how deep in history Herodotus lived and chronicled his travels–he writes that the Persian kapuscijski described in The Histories existed 24 centuries before Napoleon, that the Middle East written about was one a thousand years before the arrival of Islam–yet still finds ways to see their experiences as similar.

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