He received many awards and was considered a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Between and he reported on 27 revolutions and coups, until he was fired because of his support for the pro-democracy Solidarity movement in his native country. He was celebrated by other practitioners of the genre. His sister Barbara was born the following year. They were born into poverty: he would later say that he felt at home in Africa as "food was scarce there too and everyone was also barefoot. When the Second World War began in September they came back to Pinsk after the city was captured by the Red Army and Ryszard returned to school there.
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A dance sinks into oblivion like a stone in the lake and the waters of time close over it. Nobody Leaves: Impressions of Poland is an artfully constructed collection of 17 short stories about ss Poland by the yet to be famous reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski.
The collection reads more like literary reportage than a mere collection of snapshots, each word so delicious one can feel Kapuscinski's mind caressing them while penning them down. It resembles a pond or a lake, the seemingly still a.
It resembles a pond or a lake, the seemingly still and reflective surface hiding its own depths. This is Poland in the wake of its post-war, post-Stalin Communist landscape.
The people are, for the most part, still tied to their land - land poses as a sub-textual character in the books - far from the rush of the cities. They appear cocooned in their own little lives, keeping their heads down, working working, as if trying to shake off the unpleasant aftertaste of its recent past. They try to hold on viciously to their traditions and there are even some innocent attempts to revert back to living life the way it was before the war.
It is as if time is in a depth less slumber in these parts and the people are in no hurry to wake it up. A sense of decay pervades the book, a palpable taste of the last remnants of an era dying in its transition phase before something new is born.
Because despite all the aura of a dying age, there are mentions, casual insertions, of the world moving; the conception of a new time, a new age, quietly settling in amid the humdrum of the old: a bustling life in the cities somewhere beyond, the movies, new washing machines, company brand names.
It serves to point how life goes on, even at the staggering point of a broken wheel. That even a still pond is capable of having ripples. As far as the vivid portraits of the subjects are concerned, they remind of only one modern-day equivalent of drawing out the core of people's complicated lives, and that is Brandon Stanton's Humans Of New York. Like Stanton, Kapuscinski has people laid bare and stripped naked at their most vulnerable, confused and disoriented, their ugliest and most ordinary.
There is no pretense or attempt to sensationalise - merely a desire to report humanity as is. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published by Agora S.
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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Busz po polsku. Per la mia storia politica personale ho sviluppato nel tempo un notevole interesse per l'Europa nordorientale. E' una terra strana, dinamica, che non conosce pace: i confini nazionali che altrove sembrano immutabili nei secoli qui si dividono, si spostano e ritornano come prima, come il segno delle onde sul bagnasciuga.
Poi all'improvviso con l'armata rossa arriva la Pax Sovietica che sembra congelare tutto in un tempo sospeso. E da qui prende le mosse Kapuscinski, gradissimo reporter di Pinsk Bielorussia, un tempo Polonia! Questa raccolta di piccoli reportage ha un valore colossale.
Alcune pagine sembrano illustrare un occidente alla rovescia. Lo stesso incubo nucleare evocato dagli "assassini americani", che infettano i campi di grano con armi chimiche introdotte ad arte, l'avvento della televisione, la conquista dello spazio nella quale lo Sputnik e Gagarin fanno da contraltare alle missioni apollo, la lotta conttro l'analfabetismo e la fame Quello del fatalismo e della rassegnazione soprattutto. L'uomo socialista vede tutta la sua vita organizzata dallo stato, e tutti i suoi problemi affrontati e risolti dallo stato.
Rappresentando personaggi molto umani e molto realistici Kapuscinski ci mostra il tenebroso acido che sin dagli anni del dopoguerra ha corroso goccia a goccia il socialismo, fino al crollo che si sarebbe verificato trent'anni dopo, e che nessuno avrebbe potuto prevedere.
In questo sta la sua grandezza. L'ultimo racconto ci mostra un Ryszard Kapuscinski che ha cominciato a girare il mondo, e che ha cominciato a raccontare l'Africa nera. Lo sguardo sbigottito degli anziani del villaggio di fronte a questo uomo bianco che parla di stati bianchi senza colonie, anzi loro stessi colonizzati chiude il libro e sembra fare da collegamento tra l'inizio dei reportage africani e la chiusura dello stupendo racconto di questa altrettanto spietata, selvaggia e violentata "giungla polacca" View all 3 comments.
Dec 30, Konrad von Pless rated it really liked it. A great selection of short reportages set in Poland of the late 's. It is terrific in conveying the general feel and new face of a country which emerged after WW2, as well as the mindset of its people. Instead of enumerating or analyzing facts, the book creates an atmosphere which absorbs the reader; he leaves with a conviction that far from knowing what happened, he knows how it felt.
A large part of that is on account of the writing style which fits the situations and characters described A great selection of short reportages set in Poland of the late 's. A large part of that is on account of the writing style which fits the situations and characters described rather than showcasing the author's literary prowess at every opportunity - a dose of the latter is featured too though.
View 1 comment. Sep 02, Anna rated it liked it Shelves: books Breath-taking, vibrant, timeless writing. The book that is a rare keeper for re-visiting and savouring again. It resembles a pond or a lake, the seemingly still a A dance sinks into oblivion like a stone in the lake and the waters of time close over it. View all 4 comments. Aug 08, Bart Bubak rated it liked it Shelves: reporta. This book explores a post-Stalin Communist Poland through encounters with common folk far away from Cities.
First book I checked out by Ryszard and will definitely check others out. The book is split up into 17 short stories. Some I enjoyed more than others. These short stories have characters in them that are incredibly interesting and could easily be mistaken for fiction.
The dialogue is witty and funny, the situations sad or inspiring. Only issue with the book is that the short stories are too This book explores a post-Stalin Communist Poland through encounters with common folk far away from Cities.
Only issue with the book is that the short stories are too short and they seem to end at the best part. They're all bound together for the long run There's a lot Mostly among the elderly. And he repeats, pensively: Yes, a lot of them. Mostly among the young.
And, of course, it did. But living in Poland for more than two years myself, sixty years later, I don't feel the gap in time. As if this country is crawling back into the clothes he just recently tried to shake off s They're all bound together for the long run As if this country is crawling back into the clothes he just recently tried to shake off so persistently.
It gives these little stories a certain sadness. This short collection of pieces by Ryszard Kapuscinski is beautiful collection. Each one reads like an imaginatively created fiction and I had to keep reminding myself that these stories are snapshots of Polish life from six decades ago. Kapuscinski has a knack for turning the mundane and shocking into lovingly crafted colourful word pictures. The atmosphere created with just a few words over a few pages is incredible.
I've only just started plouging my way through Kapuscinskis work and really d This short collection of pieces by Ryszard Kapuscinski is beautiful collection.
I've only just started plouging my way through Kapuscinskis work and really don't know why I've neglected him for so long. I can't recomend this book enough. Jan 02, Aleksandra rated it liked it.
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