I Wrote Stone: The Selected Poetry of Ryszard Kapuscinski

I Wrote Stone: The Selected Poetry of Ryszard Kapuscinski : The Selected Poetry of Ryszard Kapuscinski

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Bringing together for the first time in English a selection of poems from his two previously published collections, Kapuscinski offers up a thoughtful, philosophical verse, often aphoristic in tone and structure, that is engaged politically, morally, and viscerally with the world around him. Translated from the Polish.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 6.1mm | 128g
  • Emeryville, Canada
  • English
  • 1897231377
  • 9781897231371
  • 921,717

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"Even faced with his oncoming death, a swift bout with cancer, Kapuscinski could not help but retain his tone or reportage. He touches upon the great fear of death with a surprisingly unbiased touch even as the lines are imbued with emotion by the reader, who knows the inevitability and is faced with a posthumous message from beyond."&#8212Bookslut "I Wrote Stone" shows us a chronicler of chaos in one of those moments when he has turned off his journalistic processes and given himself up to something else."&#8212LA Times
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About Ryszard Kapuscinski

Ryszard Kapuscinski: Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland's most celebrated journalist and author, was born in 1932. His first book, Busz po polsku [Bush in Polish] appeared in 1962 and was an immediate bestseller. Many of his later works, which include The Emperor, Another Day of Life, The Soccer War, Shah of Shahs, Imperium, The Shadow of the Sun and Travels with Herodotus, have been translated into 31 languages and become part of the modern canon. He was, moreover, a poet, and published his poetry throughout his fifty-year writing career. One of the most acclaimed writers of our time, Kapuscinski died in Warsaw in January 2007.
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