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Travels with Herodotus / Ryszard Kapuscinski ; translated from the Polish by Klara Glowczewska.

By: Contributor(s): Language: English Original language: Polish Publication details: London : Penguin, 2007.Description: 275 p. ; 20 cmISBN:
  • 9780141021140
Uniform titles:
  • Podróże z Herodotem. English
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 930 22
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"Originally published in Poland as Podroze z Herodotem by Znak, Krakow 2004"--T.p. verso.

Crossing the border -- Condemned to India -- The train station and the palace -- Rabi sings the Upanishads -- Chairman Mao's one hundred flowers -- Chinese thought -- Memory along the roadways of the world -- The happiness and unhappiness of Croesus -- The battle's end -- On the origin of the gods -- The view from the minaret -- Armstrong's concert -- The face of Zopyrus -- The hare -- Among dead kings and forgotten gods -- Honors for the head of Histiaeus -- At Doctor Ranke's -- The Greek's technique -- Before he is torn apart by dogs and birds -- Xerxes -- The oath of Athens -- Time vanishes -- The desert and the sea -- The anchor -- Black is beautiful -- Scenes of passion and prudence -- Herodotus's discovery -- We stand in darkness, surrounded by light.

”Ryszard Kapuscinski was the greatest traveler-reporter of our time. ‘Travels with Herodotus’ depicts his beginnings as an inexperienced young Polish journalist and reveals what drove him throughout his extraordinary life. At every encounter with a new culture – whether Indian, Chinese or African – he plunges in, curious and observant, thirsting to understand its history and its people.” – Back cover.

Item type Current library Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Book Book SMSA Library Travel Anecdotes TRV 930 KAPU 1 Available 72066

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