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Anyone know of an English-language translation of "Kapuściński Non-Fiction", yet?


jasondmzk    
17 Jan 2012  #1
I'm burning up the Googles, but.... nada.
Des Essientes 7 | 1,296    
17 Jan 2012  #2
I think all of Kapucściński's books have been translated into English. Is this book by him or about him?
OP jasondmzk    
17 Jan 2012  #3
It's about him. His wife tried to halt it's publication, due to it being a "tell-all".
Des Essientes 7 | 1,296    
17 Jan 2012  #4
It will probably be translated into English soon. Kapuśćiński is revered in the English speaking world.
OP jasondmzk    
17 Jan 2012  #5
I really dig him. A friend of mine gave me "Shadow of the Sun" my first month in Wro, and I've been hooked ever since.
JonnyM 12 | 2,625    
19 Jan 2012  #6
and I've been hooked ever since.

I like Kapuscinski too, though as far as I know there isn't an English-language translation of the biography in the offing - most people who like his work and are interested enough to buy it read Polish.
OP jasondmzk    
19 Jan 2012  #7
most people who like his work and are interested enough to buy it read Polish.

Man, as soon as I can wrap my head around "transitive nouns" and other fun aspects of the Polish language, I'll give it a try.
JonnyM 12 | 2,625    
19 Jan 2012  #8
Read as much as possible and all that will just come.
jakub_jot - | 1    
  20 Feb 2012  #9
I like Kapuscinski too, though as far as I know there isn't an English-language translation of the biography in the offing - most people who like his work and are interested enough to buy it read Polish.

The book is forthcoming! I don't know the publisher or any other details, but three months ago I spoke to Domoslawski's colleague from Gazeta Wyborcza and he said then the book was being translated. So should not take long, I bet this will be published by the end of this year.
JonnyM 12 | 2,625    
20 Feb 2012  #10
The book is forthcoming!

Great news!
OP jasondmzk    
21 Feb 2012  #11
Seconded. Thanks for the update!
noreenb 7 | 558    
  21 Feb 2012  #12
What is so special with the Kapuściński?
I've never heard anything special about his books.
Alligator - | 261    
21 Feb 2012  #13
I've never heard anything special about his books.

as my dear cavemen friends.
If you would actually read one you might change your mind.
noreenb 7 | 558    
21 Feb 2012  #14
Say something inviting.
Alligator - | 261    
21 Feb 2012  #15
Is it not inviting for you that some posters here are so Kapuściński crazed that they probably not only read all his books (when you start you can't stop) but also can't wait to get their hands on his boography?
JonnyM 12 | 2,625    
21 Feb 2012  #16
What is so special with the Kapuściński?
I've never heard anything special about his books.

Read him and see - he's a travel writer on a par with James Morris or Norman Douglas - truly one of the greats.
noreenb 7 | 558    
22 Feb 2012  #17
Norman Douglas?
Who is he?
JonnyM 12 | 2,625    
22 Feb 2012  #18
Was. Like Kapuscinski, a travel writer. Also very good.


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