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

By: Kapuscinski, Ryszard
Contributor(s): Glowczewska, Klara
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2007Description: 275 p. ; 20 cmISBN: 9780141021140Uniform titles: Podróże z Herodotem. English Subject(s): Herodotus. History | Kapuscinski, Ryszard -- Travel | Voyages and travelsDDC classification: 930
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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.

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