Saturday, July 07, 2007

Travels With Herodotus

Here's one for the ol' shopping cart at Amazon:

In Travels with Herodotus, Kapuściński interweaves episodes from his career as a reporter with the great historian’s accounts of the ancient world, culminating in the dramatic 5th century BC conflict between Greece and Persia. Although Kapuściński clearly sees himself as a modern Herodotus, he avoids grand comparisons and constantly depicts himself in modest terms, emphasizing his confusion and ignorance in the face of the cultures and traditions he confronted during his career.
To learn more about Kapuściński , who died this past January, you could do worse than the Guardian UK's obituary.

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