Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia jStories from a renowned Polishournalist who
saw in the sixties Lumumba s Congo a coup in newly independent Algeria the Nigerian civil Africa in sixties Lumumba s Congo a coup in newly independent Algeria the Nigerian civil Ethiopian Somali war and famine parliamentary debate on a child support bill in Tanganyika now Tanzania Plus Israel Palestine Cyprus and the eponymous Soccer War between Honduras and El Salvador which kicked off because of soccer tensions and lasted one hundred hours left 6000 dead and was missed by the world media who were focused on the moon landingHis best anecdotes are about roadblocks in Nigeria a Honduran soldier who risks his life to strip boots from the dead for his barefoot family witnessing an execution on television being asked to start a socialist party in the Congo trying to convince Ghanians that P Fantastic fantastic fantastic Legendary Polish reporter recounts his time covering Africa Latin America and parts of Central Europe in the 60s and 70s in remarkably clean and pithy and luminous writing that pounds away until you realize it s woven a spell around you Alma Guillermoprieto told our class as an exercise to improve our It was my good fortune that somebody in my book club chose this little gem to read I hadn t heard of Kapu ci ski before and perhaps I never would have Even if I did I doubt I would have read anything by him A Polish شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى journalistWhenever I try to explain to friends what is so enjoyable about this book my mindumps to the writing Kapu ci ski is The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) just a damned good writer He is a master of brevity He can conjure a scene a town a whole country withust a few paragraphs He can summon up a uirky personality or a uniue character with a few lines of dialogueAnd what a character he is himself If he is not guilty of romanticizing his own life and I doubt he is Kapu ci ski is a reckless sonuvabitch He seems to have a kind of Freudian death urge He gets himself into one dangerous situation after another diving headfirst into wars rebellions slums ghettos and deserts He gets shot at by militants sick with exotic diseases imprisoned into wars rebellions slums ghettos and deserts He gets shot at by militants sick with exotic diseases imprisoned a Third World ail and stung by scorpions So unlike many if not most fancy prose stylists Kapu ci ski s life was interesting in itselfThe only thing lacking from Kapu ci ski s writing was the big picture He has his eyes close to the ground and is brilliant at conveying what it was like to be in the midst of these historic situations Third World upheavals mostly Yet he seldom analyzes the economic and political forces at play he doesn t supplement his field mouse s perspectives with a bird s eye view It s a pity really as I m sure somebody as perspicacious as Kapu ci ski would have some worthwhile insights on the broader scaleThis however is only a mild complaint and Kapu ci ski s prose is lovely enough to make up for any lapses in content In short I m tremendously impressed with both the man and his work I ll have to read p145 The desk Behind such a desk man resembles an invalid in an orthaepedic brace Furniture divides man from man Upon the desk I have declared a silent war Many thinkers worry over the progressive bureaucratization of the world and the social threat of its terror Yet they forget that these very bureaucrats are themselves terrorized and that they are terrorized by their desks Once plunked down behind one a man will never learn to tear himself freep 190 Today one hears about noise pollution but silence pollution is worse Noise pollution affects the nerves silence pollution is a matter of human lives No one defends the maker of a loud noise whereas those who establish silence in their own states are protected by an apparatus of repression That is why the battle against silence is so difficultp142 excerpt from Claude Levi Strau And yet again another book that taught me not to whine and write about how the trip was uncomfortable the food was bad the mosuitoes were huge the leeches were everywhere etc etc These trivialities don t deserve to be mentioned in books But if you are staring at the barrel of a gun pointed in your direc. Entre 1958 y 1976 Kapuscinsky estuvo en las zonas más conflictivas del planeta como corresponsal de la agencia de prensa de Polonia Así cubrió por ejemplo los levantamientos en el Congo de 1960 el golpe en Argelia de 1965 y la guerra del fútbol cinco días de cruentas luchas y saueos entre Honduras y El Salvador. ,
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Summer 74 Cyprus very moving superb writingThen there are five chapters irregularly spaced amidst the others with these titles Plan for a Book that Could Have Started Right Here "More of the Plan of a Book that Could Have Been Written The Plan of the "of the Plan of a Book that Could Have Been Written The Plan of the Written Book that Could Be Etc High Time I Started Writing the Next Unwritten Book High Time Continued or the Plan of the Next Unwritten Book EtcThese chapters have numbered sections a centered number a bold line under text a sentence a paragraph
A Couple Pages Thecouple pages the number again centered the next line again bold text etcHere are bits or the whole bit of the first sections of these five chapters in the order given above but with the number NOT centered and with no line bold or otherwisePlan for 1I have come home from Africa a ump from a tropical roasting spit into a snowbank You re so tanned Have you been in Zakopane More of the Plan 10In this book that I haven t written for lack of time and sufficient will power I would like to include the story of the few hours that we lived through after the night when Stanleyville learned that Lumumba had been murdered and that he had died in circumstances so bestial that they trampled all dignity I looked at Duszan he was standing there pale with fear in his eyes and I think that I too must have been standing there pale with fear in my eyes The Plan of 31God s victim I have been lying in Lagos for two months like Lazarus struggling against illness It is some sort of tropical infection blood poisoning or a reaction to an unknown venom and it is bad enough to make me swell up and leave my body covered with sores suppurations and carbuncles High Time or rather its plan or even disjointed fragments of a plan because if it were a complete and finished work it would not fit into an existing book to which I have already added one non existent book1After returning from Central Asia I stayed only briefly in Warsaw In the autumn of that same year 1967 I left for five years in Latin America High Time Continued 9I was thinking of weaving into this book a dictionary of various phrases that take on different meanings according to the degree of geographical latitude and which serve to define things that
HAVE SIMILAR NAMES BUT DISTINCT APPEARANCESsimilar names but distinct appearances a dictionary would look or less like this10SILENCE his views on Africa and its people and his fascination At the end of The Hotel Metropol the author has this to sayIn those days the 1960s the world was very interested in Africa Nobody knew what would happen when 300 million people stood up and demanded the right to be heardThe so called exotic has never interested me even though I came to spend than a dozen years in a world that is exotic by definition I did not write about hunting crocodiles or head hunters although I admit they are interesting subjects I discovered instead a different reality one that attracted me than expeditions to the villages of witch doctors or wild animal reserves A new Africa was being born and this was not a figure of speech or a platitude from an editorial The hour of its birth was sometimes dramatic and painful sometimes enjoyable and Arabian Challenge jubilant it was always different from our point of view from anything we had known and it was exactly this difference that struck me as new as the previously undescribed as the exoticI thought the best way to write about this Africa was to write about the man who was its greatest figure a politician a visionary audge and a sorcerer Kwame NkrumahIt s hard for me to imagine a reader who would not collapse with exhaustion after tearing through this book having been alternately amused appalled affected awakened anxious and absolutely annihilated and then perhaps starting all over again Previous review The Second World War ChurchillNext review The Wheel of Fire classic of Shakespeare critOlder review The End of Night Previous library review India After Ghandi a history of the world s largest democracyNext library review Carlton images of Carlton Vic Australi. OEl resultado de las experiencias de uno de los más inteligentes cronistas contemporáneos son estas memorias de la vida en el centro mismo del caos en el vórtice generador de la historia contemporánea Un libro tan inclasificable como otros de su autor notable combinación de autobiografía testimonio y reportaje. Tion by a ittery boy no older than 8 years old in
an improvised checkpoint in the middle of night then that s somethingimprovised checkpoint in the middle of night then that s something write about In his unmistakable style in these mostly unconnected essays Kapuscinski looks at the sheer weirdness of the world around him whether he s covering the death of Patrice Lumumba or the titular violence surrounding a Honduras El Salvador football match While perhaps not as strong as his concentrated studies Travels with Herodotus umps to mind it s still classic Kapuscinski and if you ve made your way through a few of his Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students journalistic works and travelogues this is a logical next step If Travels With Herodotus was Kapuscinski s ode to his passion of travel if Shadow of the Sun was his ode to Africa The Emperor and The Shah of Shahs his ode to the rule of despotic and complex characters Imperium his ode to the era of the Second World Another Day of Life his ode to the ravages of war the Other as his ode to philosophy then the Soccer War seems to be his ode to the feelings ofoy and despair in the third world Not only does Kapuscinski explore his own feelings in such situations as revolutions and coups he explores his feelings in the context of the larger and universal feelings of despair from which society often finds itself reeling This book is the work of genius Great book The difference between Kapuscincki and the average person could be summed up in an anecdote he relates in this book One evening he was drinking heavily as usual in a bar in some Third World backwater when a wild eyed man barges in and starts shouting They re killing anyone who goes down that road stay away I d stay put might even crawl under the table Kapuscinski finishes his drink and ventures down the road to see what s happening Brave man wonderful writer Not a perfect book of reportage but near as dammit The first Kapuscinski book I ve read and won t be the last Extraordinarily vivid and lucid writing Reminded me a little of Graham Greene in the flatness of tone and matter of fact descriptions of the grim gruesome and picaresue but it s what you want from a war ILLERAMMA Kathalu journalist A Hunter S Thompson with restraint and fewer drugs Loved it I am living on a raft in a side street in the merchant district of Accra The raft stands on pilings two storeys high and is called the Hotel Metropol In the tropics drinking is obligatory They freuently drink during the daytime but in the evening the drinking is mandatory the drinking is premeditated After all it is the evening that shades into night and it is the night that lies in wait for anyone reckless enough to have spurned alcohol The opening words of the book The chapter The Hotel Metropol Kapu ci ski 1932 2007 was a celebrated though somewhat controversial writer who began his career as a free lance or lessournalist In the mid 50s he began a uarter century of reporting for the Polish Press Agency which ended with his firing in 1981 because of his support for the Solidarity movement During this time he was the Agency s only correspondent in Africa in the era of decolonization Wiki lists about fifteen of Kapu ci ski s books that are available in English along with
"almost two dozen that aren t There s also a list of ten pieces which appeared in the British "two dozen that aren t There s also a list of ten pieces which appeared in the British Granta and six books of Kapu ci ski s photography It is said that he was once considered for a Nobel prizethe two types of chapters in the bookMost of the book s chapters seem to be a curious style of reportage one in which the author is writing not only about an event or person or place but also about his own reaction to that eventpersonplace Of these I list here with little comment the titles of those I was most thrilledappalled to read From the Streets of Harlem Nkruma Lumumba The Offensive 300 soldiers off to war black and white in Africa back in the hotel The Child Support Bill in the Tanganyikan Parliament Dec 63 Algeria Hides Its Face June 65 The Burning Roadblocks facing death in Jan 66 The Soccer War There Will Be No Paradise. Cuyo aparente motivo fueron una serie de partidos de fútbol entre euipos de ambos países ue buscaban clasificarse para la Copa del Mundo En el Congo tomaron a Kapuscinsky por espía y estuvo a punto de ser ejecutado En Nigeria tuvo ue escapar de las tropas rebeldes por remotas carreteras tras ser apaleado y robad.