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Imperium by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Aug 08, 1995 | ISBN 9780679747802

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"Kapuscinski is a transcendental journalist. . . . He begins with appearances, for which he has uncommon gifts of poetry, irony and paradox, and clambers down them into essences. . . .He is writing about the whale from inside its belly."
Los Angeles Times

"Kapuscinski is an enchanting guide, combining boundless stamina, felicitous writing, childish curiosity and the literate authority of a true intellectual. . . . There are treasures in this book. . . .It is a triumphant combination of bleak history and black comedy."
The New York Times Book Review

"When our children’s children want to study the cruelties of the late twentieth century . . . when they wonder why revolution after revolution betrayed its promises hrough greed, fear and confusion, they should read Ryszard Kapuscinski."
Wall Street Journal

"A compelling and convincing narrative that examines the extensive damage done to entire nations, the human psyche and the physical environment….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…. His portrait of the ‘Imperium’ is tragic, but ever so true."
—Professor Thomas R. Beyer, Jr., Middlebury College, The Boston Globe

Table Of Contents

The Trans-Siberian
The South

FROM A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW (1989–1991)
The Third Rome
The Temple and the Palace
We Look, We Cry
The Man on the Asphalt Mountain
Fleeing from Oneself
Vorkuta—to Freeze in Fire
Tomorrow, the Revolt of the Bashkirs
Russian Mystery Play
Jumping over Puddles
Kolyma, Fog and More Fog
The Kremlin: The Magic Mountain
The Trap
Central Asia—the Destruction of the Sea
Pomona of the Little Town of Drohobych
Return to My Hometown

The Sequel Continues

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