Warszawa: Czytelnik, First edition. In publisher’s hard paper binding, designed by Andrzej Heidrich. , 6 p. Tail and head of spine slightly bumped. Buy Szachinszach 18 by Ryszard Kapuscinski (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Buy Szachinszach 19 by Ryszard Kapuscinski (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

Author: Akinoktilar Doll
Country: Kosovo
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 16 June 2015
Pages: 399
PDF File Size: 15.13 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.48 Mb
ISBN: 479-6-78891-277-2
Downloads: 69666
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dailrajas

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I have read a couple of Kapuscinski’s books now, and I am impressed by his style, and I like his writing a lot, but for me, this one was a harder read. Kzpuscinski tells the story of a nation which by extension mirrors so many different nations in different times and different places.

La desmesura del poder. It is probably sitting 3.

Shah of Shahs

Easily one of the most moving books I’ve read this year. Though in many ways his writing is specifically about a certain time and place, it speaks truthfully about the nature of man and trauma.

There’s a problem loading this menu right kapusciski. And then you feel whole, you feel eminent, you are near paradise, you are a poet.

This short eloquent book will give you a history of Iran up to the immediate aftermath of the Revolution. Want to Read saving…. The people were not idiots.

During some of this time he also worked for the Polish Secret Service, although little is known of his role. Share your thoughts with other customers. It is the temptation of ease, wealth, strength, fortune, power.


It comes across as realistic and honest, but for me was a bit disjointed. It is not a matter of religion, it is a matter of the use people make of religion. His writing is comparable to Dostoyevsky or Kafka.

Get to Know Us. And so the book didn’t work well for me. Jun 17, Ali Nazifpour rated it it was amazing. One of the best books written szachinsszach Iran. The author saw the Shah as so isolated, greedy and repressive that his downfall ssachinszach assured once an inevitable trigger was pulled. But this was my third favorite and, if said about Kapuscinski, it means it is very good.

For a cassette, he describes an interview he recorded.

Shah of Shahs (book) – Wikipedia

In 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. If you want one short book on this subject — this is the one for you. Kapuscinski is a wonderful writer, a craftsman of words and ideas. Quotes from Shah of Shahs. After all, such conditions exist in a hundred countries, but revolutions erupt rarely.

Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? However, the book is very well written and informative. But this view, while correct, is one-sided.

He describes the szachinszaach of Muhammad-Reza Pahlavi and demonstrates its flaws The middle part is a series of descriptions and explanations. This may well be true but what he has given us is a portrait that transcends reportage; vivid images that form the pattern that is woven in the rug.


Shah of Shahs is an incredibly moving, human account of two Iranian revolutions that ends with the sentence, “You are a azachinszach.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. E’ un liquido sporco e maleodorante che sgorga zampillante verso l’altro e poi ricade sotto forma di una frusciante pioggia di soldi. But a diet of all nonfiction inevitably turns me into a neurotic semi-suicidal, semi-homicidal, neutron-bomb-craving misanthropic mess.

When other journalists fled Iran, Kapuscinski hung around, observing, but also, it kapuzcinski, living in the situation he was reporting on. Revenge is not Iranian, it is universal, and I think that sentence was a little slip.

Shah of Shahs by Ryszard Kapuściński

Its analysis is on point, and in these days when Iranian royalists have overtaken ex-pat media and keep putting out propoganda to whitewash the Shah, these honest accounts are necessary. Kapuscinski was in Tehran in the late 70s and early 80s, living in an otherwise vacant hotel during the revolts.

I can’t handle the truth! Yet in this book, he was trying to do something else: His style not only grew out of his training as a journalist, it was born for that profession. It begins like a novel. Count up to 10 before replying! Recently I’ve been reading a lot wzachinszach Iran, in particular the Revolution and the hostage crisis.