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Imperium The Polish journalist whose The Soccer War and The Emperor are counted as classics of contemporary reportage now bears witness in Imperium to the disintegration of the Soviet Union This magisterial bo

  • Title: Imperium
  • Author: Ryszard Kapuściński
  • ISBN: 9780679747802
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Polish journalist whose The Soccer War and The Emperor are counted as classics of contemporary reportage now bears witness in Imperium to the disintegration of the Soviet Union This magisterial book combines childhood memory with unblinking journalism, a radar for the truth with a keen appreciation of the absurd.Imperium begins with Ryszard Kapuscinski s account of thThe Polish journalist whose The Soccer War and The Emperor are counted as classics of contemporary reportage now bears witness in Imperium to the disintegration of the Soviet Union This magisterial book combines childhood memory with unblinking journalism, a radar for the truth with a keen appreciation of the absurd.Imperium begins with Ryszard Kapuscinski s account of the Soviet occupation of his town in eastern Poland in 1939 It culminates fifty years later, with a forty thousand mile journey that takes him from the haunted corridors of the Kremlin to the abandoned gulag of Kolyma, from a miners strike in the arctic circle to a panic stricken bus ride through the war torn Caucasus.Out of passivity and paranoia, ethnic hatred and religious fanaticism that have riven two generations of Eastern Europeans, Kapuscinski has composed a symphony for a collapsing empire a work that translates history into the hopes and sufferings of the human beings condemned to live it.

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      • Ryszard Kapuściński

        Ryszard Kapu ci ski debuted as a poet in Dzi i jutro at the age of 17 and has been a journalist, writer, and publicist In 1964 he was appointed to the Polish Press Agency and began traveling around the developing world and reporting on wars, coups and revolutions in Asia, the Americas, and Europe he lived through twenty seven revolutions and coups, was jailed forty times, and survived four death sentences During some of this time he also worked for the Polish Secret Service, although little is known of his role.See also Ryszard Kapu ci ski Prize


    1. Here is a tour through the ruins of empire. Ryszard Kapuscinski has lived through the Soviet Union during its worst stretches of tyranny, and is now a dutiful chronicler of its long dissolution. This is not a political history, and not about the mechanisms of power. Instead, it is about the very fringes of empire, where power once hoped to reach and is now wasting away. He journeys to the very edges of empire, and talks to the ordinary people. He starts in what was a part of Poland, and goes to [...]

    2. Imperium isn't merely a travel narrative; such would ignore its vitality as palimpsest. It traverses the same roads again and again over time, it returns to immense crime scenes and it ponders a policy of ecological suicide. The book was published in 1994 just before a number of the text's issues came to boil: the two Chechen Wars. There are whispers of the rise of the oligarchs and somewhere lurking is in the frozen mist is Putin. Kapuściński has penned an amazing account of an empire. He oft [...]

    3. PL: Recenzja w dwóch językach - tekst angielski znajduje się pod polskim.ENG: This is a bilingual review - English text is presented below: Moja babcia urodziła się w małej wsi pod Lwowem w 1937 roku. Wraz z prababcią przeżyły najazd OUN-UPA chowając się w piwnicy swojego domostwa, podczas gdy wieś płonęła żywym ogniem i płynęła krwią pomordowanych. Obie jakimś cudem przetrwały rozmaite okupacje i represje, aż w końcu po wojnie zostały ostatecznie przesiedlone do małej [...]

    4. In 1917 an entire world went mad; a madness that came to be called the Soviet Union. The persecutions and wars that began with the October Revolution and that lasted for decades were marked by an almost incomprehensible series of mass exterminations; between 1918 and 1953 an estimated 54-110 million citizens of the USSR perished of unnatural causes. The Soviets left behind an enduring legacy of poverty, demoralization and ecological catastrophe. Deftly weaving historical narrative, personal trav [...]

    5. Finora è il libro di Kapuscinski che più mi ha coinvolto ed appassionato tra quelli letti. Raccoglie le vicende di persone, il racconto di fatti, le testimonianze e memorie raccolte durante i suoi viaggi nell’immenso paese che è stato l’ex U.R.S.S che, in una narrazione circolare, prende il via dal paese natale dello scrittore, Pinsk, una cittadina polacca ora ricompresa nella Bielorussia, e dai ricordi infantili dell’occupazione russa, per terminare da dove è iniziato, nella stessa ci [...]

    6. "Imperium" was the first Ryszard Kapuscinski book I read. I have since bought and read each of this other books if that tells you anything.Kapuscinski was (he died early this year) a Polish Journalist extraordinaire who spent his life (he nearly died numerous times in the field) covering Coups, Wars and any other havoc he could fly into.Imperium is about his travels, by plane, train, car, horse, whatever through the Soviet Union. specifically: Siberia. The heartbreak he describes in these remote [...]

    7. Kapuscinski delivers in Imperium a near equal of his masterpieces (Another Day of Life, The Emperor, and Shah of Shahs). Describing this makes it seems like an awful mess stitched together from reportage on the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a memoir of the author’s own contact with the empire, travelogue and history of the various regions (writer Geoff Dyer points out the section on the history of the Armenian book as especially wonderful, and I agree.), and an indictment of Stalin’s ruth [...]

    8. jedna z najzásadnejších kníh aké som čítala. za tie drásavé vzdychy po dlhých sekundách zatajovaného dychu pri pomyslení na výpočet veľmocou tajených ohavností minulosti, prítomnosti aj možné riziká budúcna to poznanie stojí! Ryszard Kapuściński je podľa mňa génius. Napísať reportáž takto zrozumiteľne, jasne, citlivo a pútavo, takto vzbudzovať zvedavosť, záujem, odvahu a áno, vôľu žiť, na to nepostačuje vyšší intelekt, to chce celého cnostného vý [...]

    9. Alla luce di quanto sta accadendo ancora oggi nell'Est dell'Ucraina e che ci potrebbe cojnvolgere molto di più di quanto molti possano pensare, capire meglio cosa sia stata l'Unione Sovietica e cosa per contro sia la Russia attuale, è quanto mai utile.Scritto nel momento in cui il collasso del gigante sovietico consentiva a sempre più persone di spezzare la cortina di ferro e di svelare al mondo l'identikit di un catastrofico fallimento, "Imperium" è un ottimo punto di partenza per capire la [...]

    10. Imperium è un lungo viaggio nei territori che appartenevano all'Unione Sovietica. Ormai ha i suoi anni, ma continua a parlare con voce forte e chiara anche oggi. Il punto di forza del libro è sicuramente lo sguardo personale di Kapuscinski, che non parla mai per sentito dire, ma racconta solo quello che ha visto, sentito e toccato con mano; in effetti, i passaggi più coinvolgenti sono quelli in cui l'autore racconta le sue esperienze personali (le pagine sulla visita nel Nagorno Karabakh, per [...]

    11. This book, by Ryszard Kapuscinski, is amazing. But it is work, albeit well worth the trouble. It is difficult to put a finger on what it actually is -- travelogue vignettes is about as close as I can come to describing it. Kapuscinksi is a Polish journalist who traveled througout the Soviet Union when few other people could. As he traveled, he recorded his impressions throughout the years beginning with the Soviet occupation of Eastern Poland. His observations are relatively apolitical. They are [...]

    12. Hrpa nevjerovatno zanimljivo prikazanih informacija iz ugla jednog nevjerovatnog čovjeka koji se upuštao u nevjerovatno hrabre i lude podvige. Ovoliko ponavljanje riječi "nevjerovatno" nije slučajno. Čudo od knjige, a i čovjeka.

    13. Um livro excelente de um grande repórter. Uma viagem pelo Império soviético nos dias do fim. Um viagem pelos cantos da URSS entre 1989-1991, quando o autor procura histórias dos dias violentos do Estalinismo, da dureza da vida na Sibéria ou nos conflitos no Cáucaso. O Império roi por dentro, de cansaço, de velhice tal como os últimos líderes soviéticos. Excelente o último capítulo com uma visão de futuro de quem conhece muito bem a Rússia e o desmebramento das repúblicas. As vida [...]

    14. Imperium is the rare book that can explain Communist regimes, in this case, the Communist regime in Russia. In what starts as a memoir, then turns into a multi-trip travelogue Ryszard Kapuściński captures the essence of the regime: the corruption, the decay, the bureaucracy, the totalitarian state, but also the beautifully diverse (and thoroughly enslaved and oppressed) people. This dystopian journalism, for modern Russia (1930s through 1990s) is a dystopian and failed state, is made palatable [...]

    15. A fascinating account of memories and explorations of the USSR by this journalist. The author undertakes an amazing journey through the most remote and inhospit corners of the old soviet empire, in those key years when the state of that empire is decrepit and crumbling. Ryszard brings us the lost voices and stories of anonymous people who suffered the enormous atrocities of the stalin years, the forced famines, the millions and millions executed, or sent to die of hunger, neglect and forced work [...]

    16. A good mosaic from various travels to USSR throughout longer period. In the first part of book, it was obvious that author couldn´t write freely about political situation, thus his remarks were mainly limited on describing culture and daily life of numerous nations trapped in huge soviet Imperium. With glasnost and perestroika undergoing in the late 80-ies, Kapuściński feels strong enough to openly criticise unhuman system and uncovers many dark sides of crumbling, but somehow still mysteriou [...]

    17. Excelente testamento como siempre desde las entrañas de los sucesos, con mirada minimalista para pintar el cuadro general. El libro no comienza con el autor visitando el gigante soviético si no con la invasión del imperio en su ciudad natal siendo un niño. Dividido en tres capítulos abarcan los periodos del 1939-1967, 1989-1991 y 1992-1993. O sea asentamiento, apogeo y debacle final, cierra con el cadáver fresco de la URSS y un interesante análisis final para sintetizar los comos y porqu [...]

    18. Kapuściński was my best personal discovery of the year. His wit, his enormous culture and his historical perspective make him a must for today's journalists and readers. About this book: it is inevitable to find a justified Polish hatred towards Russia and the Soviet Union as a factor in the depiction of many real atrocities perpetrated by the regime. That being said, many testimonies of Siberian residents are appalling, and so are many other stories about the bureaucratic machine told all aro [...]

    19. I've never seen Russia as an empire. But Kapuscinski convinces me, of its scope, its width, its depth, its beauty, and its terror.

    20. In many ways, this book feels just as autobiographical in its insights as it's political revelations dating far enough back to delve into the psychotic cruelty of Stalin for instance. It's a journey into learning by an adventurer who is clearly looking for something, some tie between all the human suffering throughout history wherever it may take place, though this book focuses on the Soviet Union and it's disintegration. This is one of those rich with imagery sort of novels that seems as profou [...]

    21. As stated in most of the reviews of this book, Kapuscinski is a great writer. If you have not read him already, read this book and understand why. If you allready have read him, you are going to read this book based on what you allready have learned to know.Having given Kapuscinski the credit he obviously deserves for his writing, I believe there is some points that should be done.-First Kapuscinski stands on the shoulders of giants. His writing is to a great extent the result of the local peopl [...]

    22. "The" global journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski turns his attention to the various states of the former Soviet Union as it passed through the early stages of its transformation from 1989-91. Just the fact that it's Kapuscinski makes it valuable as an insightful commentary on an event of world-shaking importance. RK's idiosyncratic style, however, is less conventional reportage, relating poignant experiences and observations of momentous events at a personal level rooted in a deep sense of humanity. [...]

    23. The travelogue aspect of the narrative can give this a slightly disjointed feel but, after all, this makes no claim to be a definitive history but rather a collection of encounters and personal reminiscences partially illuminated by Kapuscinski's episodic forays into the history of the Russian Empire. What does build is the unavoidable sense of tragedy resultant from the fact that suffering may be at the very centre of the Russian psyche.

    24. I have read it too late, after too many other books about the post-communist transformation and post-soviet societies. In consequence, I didn't find here anything really captivating (but I think it may be very interesting and easy to read for people knew to the subject). The construction of the book is very loose, as in many other works by Kapuściński. It is a collection of pictures, meetings and personal stories from the falling USSR. For more detailed or intense reading, see Secondhand Time: [...]

    25. Toto bolo geniálne. Vlastne ani neviem čo povedať, ale jednoducho ma to chytilo a nepustilo. Asi najlepšia kniha tohto roka. Viac v recenzii, ale už dlho ma niečo takto nebavilo. Asi zatiaľ moja obľúbená od Kapuścińkého, v ktorej sa zameral na Sovietsky zväz, Rusko, post-sovietske štáty Odporúčam prečítať si! :)

    26. These essays form Kapuscinski's journalist account of travels in nations and cultures broken, swallowed and digested by the USSR. Although Imperium was written in 1993, the more I read of it in 2017, the more it reads like a collection of cautionary (though very humorous because: Kapuscinski) narratives about how very sadistic, oppressive and anti-human a government can be. Medvedev, quoted on communism's ideals and Stalin: "In point of fact Stalin took over and even accomplished this assignment [...]

    27. I read it and I felt as if I had lost a genuine friend. He writes about his travels across the USSR and (later - the former republics), from Armenia to Kolyma's horrors, from Central Asian ecological problems (caused by the regime's "most reasonable minds") to Moscow, the Third Rome, as some believeIn my view the book is an ultimate success: the classics of reportage. Everyone interested in professional journalism must read this one. I only wished I could read Polish, since I am more than certai [...]

    28. Čítala som dlho. Keď sa zamyslím spätne - pamätám si celkovo z knihy len málo. V danom momente pri čítaní autorových opisov som však mala pocit, že som priam na danom mieste a vidím jeho očami. Kniha super, no napísaná trošku zložitejším štýlom, ktorý môže čitateľa po pár stranách unaviť resp. prestať baviť.

    29. Exkurziu po krajinách bývalého Sovietskeho zväzu začína Kapuscinski v roku 1939, priamo vo svojom rodisku v meste Pinsk (dnešné Bielorusko), kde ešte ako malý chlapec bol svedkom vpádu sovietskeho vojska. Neskôr, ako mladý novinár, navštevuje mnoho krajín ZSSR a nám sa predstavuje toto Impérium v celej svojej pestrofarebnosti národov, jazykov a tradícií, akoby navzdory uniformným snahám vtedajšieho obludného režimu. Okrem toho, že autor sa predstavuje ako vyborný novi [...]

    30. Velmi velmi zajímavé. Zvláště, když to člověk prokládá dalšími knihami o/z SSSR, v mém případě Žij jako všichni a Králíci a hroznýši. Hezky se to doplňuje, 60./70. léta se mi mísí s 90 humor králíků je ničen temnotou Marčenka a do toho Kapuscinski doplňuje chudobu, šílenství a změny rozpadu ImpériaPokud jde o tuto samotnou knihu - forma audiobooku, kterou jsem zvolil, je opravdu trefná, neboť jde o výpověď jednoho novináře. O to víc se mi líbily ty [...]

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