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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Szachinszach
  • Ryszard Kapuściński
  • English
  • 10 June 2018
  • 9780679738015

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    IL CINICO NON ADATTO A QUESTO MESTIERE Immagine sulla copertina di un edizione del libro.Sul numero 18 della rivista Lo straniero , fondata e diretta da Goffredo Fofi, nell ottobre del 2001 uscito un bell articolo della traduttrice e critica letteraria Maria Nadotti dedicato al libro di Kapu ci ski Dice cose che faccio mie e riporto pari pari Immagine sulla copertina di un altra edizione del libro.Iran 1980 Chiuso in una camera d albergo a Teheran, Ryszard Kapu ci ski, all epoca inviato dell agenzia di stampa polacca, cerca di spiegarsi cosa abbia provocato il crollo all apparenza repentino del regime dispotico dell ultimo monarca persiano e cosa abbia assicurato, proprio in quel momento, il successo del movimento rivoluzionario sciita Sul suo tavolo ci sono un pugno di fotografie, gli appunti degli ultimi mesi e la trascrizione di una serie di conversazioni svoltesi nei due anni precedenti Si tratta di provare a rimettere al loro posto le schegge di un discorso sul potere e sulle sue alterne vicende Ovviamente andando al di l delle interpretazioni ufficiali e dei comunicati stampa di regime o dei proclami rivoluzionari Ovviamente senza accontentarsi di ricostruire la muta catena degli eventi Shah in Shah nasce cos Dall accanimento di un autore che ha dalla sua gli strumenti dello storico e del narratore, l intuito e l ostinazione del buon cronista , fiuto e spericolatezza da detective professionale Il risultato un agile, luminosa lezione di storia per ricostruire la caduta dell ultimo monarca persiano, Reza Pahlavi, e l ascesa dell ayatollah Khomeini, Kapu ci ski non pu esimersi, infatti, da una riflessione pi ampia e complessa sulle dinamiche della storia e sui mutamenti fluidi e arbitrari che sembrano contraddistinguerla Per l autore i fatti rischiano di precipitare nel vuoto, di perdersi nell indecifrabilit o nell indifferenziazione, se chi li racconta, occupato a rincorrere la notizia del giorno, non sa scoprirne e comunicarne il senso E il senso legato com alla capacit di chi ne scrive di riconoscere nessi, somiglianze, ripetizioni non si d nell assoluto presente del singolo evento Esso va rinvenuto a poco a poco in una catena temporale e spaziale, che coinvolge il passato e l altrove ci che successo prima, non necessariamente in un solo luogo, non unicamente ai personaggi che oggi occupano la ribalta , e il futuro il mondo delle previsioni, dei progetti, delle speranze, dei sogni Storico e giornalista, giornalista perch storico, sa bene che il passaggio di informazione avviene solo se chi scrive sa ricordare, collegare, prevedere, e tuttavia lasciarsi sorprendere e modestamente tradurre il proprio stupore in racconto E se il suo interrogare la realt si accompagna a una riflessione costante sul come narrarla, tenendo conto del baratro geografico e culturale, che spesso separa ci di cui egli ella scrive dai lettori ai quali la sua scrittura destinata In Iran, paese di cui non conosce la lingua, il polacco Kapu ci ski sa di essere inchiodato alla propria alterit , condannato a una sorta di spaesamento Ma proprio la non appartenenza, quel senso di disorientamento e insieme di libert che si produce in noi quando ci spingiamo molto lontano dal nostro mondo, possono se uniti a una schietta passione per gli altri e per le loro storie trasformarsi in un formidabile strumento di lavoro Solo lo sguardo dell osservatore distante pu infatti appoggiarsi sulle cose con l acuta obliquit che necessaria a vedere senza perdere di vista se stessi.Foto di Ryszard Kapu ci ski.L articolo prosegue, ma questa la parte che mi premeva evidenziare, che racconta bene questo libro di Kapu ci ski, uno dei suoi che ho letto, dopo quello sull Africa Ebano , sulla Russia Imperium , sul giornalismo e altri che non ricordo.Foto di Ryszard Kapu ci ski.Ricordo per che nel 1980 a New York vedevo insegne luminose che contavano giorni, ore e minuti, dei 52 ostaggi catturati dagli iraniani all interno dell ambasciata americana di Teheran Rimasero sequestrati dal 4 novembre 1979 al 20 gennaio 1981 Il presidente Carter si gioc il rinnovo del suo primo mandato e spian la strada alla presidenza di Reagan Ci fu un goffo tentativo di liberazione via aerea Eagle Claw Artiglio dell aquila che si risolse in uno scontro tra un elicottero e un aereo americani con otto militari morti e quattro feriti.Nel 2012 Ben Affleck ha diretto e interpretato Argo , un bel film che ha vinto tre Oscar, e che racconta come la CIA attraverso le finte riprese di un finto film di fantascienza riusc a liberare sei ostaggi l operazione denominata Canadian Caper.Il cimitero della Recoleta a Buenos Aires dove Kapu ci ski portava fiori sulla tomba di Bioy Casares.Sono ormai undici anni che Kapu ci ski morto Per quasi cinquant anni ha viaggiato e raccontato il mondo, giornalista, storico, fotografo, ma forse soprattutto bravo scrittore.Ben Affleck, interprete, produttore e regista di Argo , 2012, premio Oscar come miglior film, miglior sceneggiatura non originale 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    The causes of a revolution are usually sought in objective conditions general poverty, oppression, scandalous abuses But this view, while correct, is one sided After all, such conditions exist in a hundred countries, but revolutions erupt rarely What is needed is the consciousness of poverty and the consciousness of oppression, and the conviction that poverty and oppression are not the natural order of this world This is the story of the rise and fall of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi But even importantly, it s the story of the people he subjugated and their eventual uprising Kapu ci ski, a Polish journalist, published much of this account in The New Yorker in 1985 His writing is comparable to Dostoyevsky or Kafka His reportage isn t linear He goes beyond the simple observations and asks questions best answered by the human psyche Here s what we see, but what does it mean There s bloodshed in the streets There s a throng of people willingly marching toward their destruction, but why What lead them to this point It can t be oppression They ve been oppressed for years, so why now Why today Why not yesterday Kapu ci ski is a master at dissecting the psychological minutiae of the individual and collective He shows how each person felt as a result of the great oppression by the Shah and how they began to gain confidence in groups and crowds, gathering steam in the safety and security of the mosques He suggests that revolution never happens overnight, but that it s the result of a leader s final assault on the patience of his people I learned two major things from this book 1 I had no idea the United States was so heavily involved and supportive of the last Shah and its military and infrastructure The Shah s military and secret henchman Savak terrorized the people to such a degree that no one could trust anyone and fear gripped the country The people were not idiots They knew who was supplying the Shah with weapons and power, and as a result, those that were oppressed naturally resented the U.S and its involvement in their suffering No wonder we were called the great satan What a terrible diplomatic blunder.2 Revolution Prevention 101 The Shah tried to use the country s nationalization of oil and exploited the global demand to turn Iran into The Great Civilization , which he hoped would rival France and Great Britain and be the foremost power in the Middle East The only problem was that he piped in all these plans with supplies and equipment, but didn t know how to build it Also, there was no infrastructure for learning, so the Shah had to import labor from all over the world to get things moving Can you imagine You re already poor and oppressed, then your leader says he s going to make everything better by turning the country into the greatest civilization and create jobs, but instead he just gets foreigners to come in and do it because it will take too much time to teach everyone else This did not go over well My only problem with this book is that Kapu ci ski often uses depictions of daguerreotypes and stills to advance the narrative You know how they say a picture s worth a thousand words Well, Kapu ci ski literally uses them A part of me wishes I could ve actually seen the photos he describes in so many words Kapu ci ski s writing is also frequently overly flowery This was translated from the Polish, so like poetry, this could ve been a problem with the translation Exact renderings sometimes don t translate well Overall, I enjoyed his style and readiness to go against the journalistic grain It peaked my interest enough to want to explore this topic and history further.


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    I like to think of Ryszard Kapuscinski as the Polish Hunter S Thompson, and, perhaps sacrilegiously to some, I also think the former deserves the fame and iconic recognition much than the later While Thompson was rightfully investigating the hardly veiled seedy underbelly of the American story, Kapuscinski was personally soaking in, on location, 27 revolutions in various third world countries During his lifetime he was jailed 40 times and survived four death sentences.Shah of Shahs is about the revolutionary forces at work in Iran in the modern era, but specifically about the uprisings in the 50s and in 1980 Kapuscinski was in Tehran in the late 70s and early 80s, living in an otherwise vacant hotel during the revolts The book is setup like a cathedral triptych The opening and closing sections serve as thin yet devastating historical commentaries, while the middle section, the character development, is tonal, ethereal.This section contains reflective and emotive responses to fragments of conversation overheard, photographs and newspaper clippings he collected, wads of crumbled paper with discreet scribblings, and anecdotes relayed directly With these scraps, Kapuscinski manages to quilt together, as accurately as he could, the overall mood of the country and the hearts of its men.The writing is intense, concise, and highly stylized It s not the kind of book you want to break up into too many readings Finish it as fast as you can, because it s all about feel The best way I can describe it Shah of Shahs is an incredibly moving, human account of two Iranian revolutions that ends with the sentence, You are a poet.


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    In a brief exchange with Elizabeth just now about King Leopold s Ghost, I admitted that books like that one make me feel I need a novel afterwards, to help me get back my equilibrium or faith in life and human beings or something like that And it s true I really like nonfiction and in many ways I do prefer it even if a nonfiction book s not that great, when I m done at least I ve learned something, whereas reading a crappy novel usually just feels like wasted time.But a diet of all nonfiction inevitably turns me into a neurotic semi suicidal, semi homicidal, neutron bomb craving misanthropic mess Nonfiction is about the truth, and, uh, well I can t handle the truth No one can, it just sucks too much I ll read about atrocities in the Congo, twentieth century genocides, totalitarianism and state sponsored torture and it s good to know these things but man, it does feel hard to know it And so that s why we have art, to make sense of this shit, or momentarily to escape it, or just somehow to take the edge off and help us keep waking up in the mornings to confront such a world Honestly, if it weren t for fiction I d probably break down into a blubbering, nonfunctional ball of gel on the floor just from thinking about how fucked up people are The way fiction prevents this is a mechanism I m not going to get into, but it does, and that s something for which I m extremely grateful.Recently I ve been reading a lot about Iran, in particular the Revolution and the hostage crisis This is the first book I ve read by Ryszard Kapu ci ski, and it s an interesting piece of journalism that in many ways reads like experimental fiction It begins with Kapu ci ski hanging around his hotel room in Tehran after the Revolution, when most other journalists have left The book is largely made up of his descriptions of photographs and interviews and impressions, pulling back later on from Iran to make general observations about revolution, based on others that Kapu ci ski has observed.This is kind of hard, heavy stuff to be reading about, and for me what made this book great was the way that it ended Its final passages did what literature does, but that straight reportage or nonfiction can rarely accomplish it expanded up beyond what it had been describing, and located some kind of meaning, or beauty, or different kind of truth, that transcended the ugliness and pain of history s bloodshed That is, it made art, and Shah of Shahs I felt was notable for that sort of like a whiskey that contains a hangover cure, this was one stop shopping for me, and I liked that about it.


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    Polonyal gezgin gazeteci yazar Kapuscinski, bu kitab kendi dilinde 1982 de yay nlam , 1985 te de ngilizce ye evirilmi T rk e evirisi de yap lm Devrimden hemen sonra gitti i ran da g rd klerini, i ittiklerini, analitik bir er eveye oturtarak zl bir bi imde kaleme alm Siyaset felsefesi ve tarih boyutlar n da ihmal etmemi Araya ilgin anekdotlar serpi tirmi Yazar n bir de kendisini okutan enfes bir slubu var 36 y l nce yaz lm olmas na kar n konuya ilgi duyanlar n okumaktan pi man olmayaca bir kitap Ayr ca, ran ah n n tesinde, zellikle diktat rlerin do as , halk hareketlerinin dinamikleri hakk nda, g n m zde de ge erlili i olan, paralellik kurulabilecek de erli tespitler i ermesi de kitab n di er bir art s.


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    40 1396 12 24That book is about Iraninan revoloution and the power of people that wont be like as slaves in a great sytem Ryszard Kapu ci ski tells us about that system and people bahavior by his viewpoints.


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Szachinszachcharacters Szachinszach, audiobook Szachinszach, files book Szachinszach, today Szachinszach, Szachinszach 9cabd In Shah Of Shahs Kapuscinski Brings A Mythographer S Perspective And A Novelist S Virtuosity To Bear On The Overthrow Of The Last Shah Of Iran, One Of The Most Infamous Of The United States Client Dictators, Who Resolved To Transform His Country Into A Second America In A Generation, Only To Be Toppled Virtually Overnight From His Vantage Point At The Break Up Of The Old Regime, Kapuscinski Gives Us A Compelling History Of Conspiracy, Repression, Fanatacism, And Revolution