Ryszard Kapuściński

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Ryszard Kapuściński, a leading Polish journalist and writer of non-fiction, gained international recognition with articles and books chronicling the emergence of the Third World. His works have changed the face of journalism and travel writing. He is the author of highly idiosyncratic literary reportage, sometimes called “magic journalism” (in an obvious tribute to “magic realism”). He has been praised by practitioners of magic realism, such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie, for conjuring up whole worlds of meaning out of minutely observed and carefully deployed details of decolonization, war, revolution, and everyday lives of the poor and the dispossessed.

Kapuściński's early life prepared him well for …

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Foeller-Pituch, Elzbieta. "Ryszard Kapuściński". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 February 2010
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