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  • Cesarz By Ryszard Kapuściński
  • Ryszard Kapuściński
  • English
  • 18 August 2019
  • 9780679722038

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  1. says:

    The author is a Polish journalist and in this book he Chronicles the downfall of Haile Selassie the longtime ruler of Ethiopia The book is divided into three sections and in the first he interviews those who worked in the palace The

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    A 35 star rating perhaps This book contains accounts from those close to Ethiopia’s last emperor Haile Selassie

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    By the Conuering Lion of the Tribe of Judah His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I King of Kings Lord of Lords Elect of God”A sovereign a direct descendant from the ueen of Sheba and the King Salomon of Israel by law decree that isNo wonder such title comes with almighty power –The Bible isn´t very exact on the homeland of said ueen and

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    From the waning Gomulka regime forward Kapuscinski fashioned a journalistic career out of exceedingly subtle swipes at the

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    The Emperor baffles any ready description A Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski renders an account of the last schizophrenic years of Ethio

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    Great historical book describing the mood of the palace in Ethiopia under the rule of Haile Selassie Excellent in its description of mood You actually see the insanity and chaos that Selassie created and nurtured in his palace and metaphorically throughout his country And by the end of the book you understand how the King of Kings was destroyed by the monster he created The style was unlike any book I'd read in the past

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    A little lesson in the blurred lines between reportage and fiction a detailed account of the fall of Haile Sellasie given by the ministers and servants who once waited upon him Not of course that you'd ever believe these are direct transcriptions of interviews or that Kapuscinski hasn't modified and tailored these accounts as he s

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    This book was a gift to me from a friend who is a former Guardian journalist During the Communist era Ryszard Kapuściński was foreign correspondent for the Polish Press Agency and reported on civil wars and revolutions from all over the Third World The introduction by Neal Ascherson reveals that after reporting on the

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    My favorite books by Kapuscinski are those where the author travels and explains for the world what other peopl

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    His Majesty His Venerable Highness His Revered Highness His Peerless Majesty His Most Exalted Majesty Our Distinguished Monarch His Venerable Majesty His Most Virtuous Highness His Distinguished Majesty His Supreme Majesty the King of Kings His Magnanimous Highness the Supreme Benefactor everyone appearing in Mr Kapuściński’s work seems t

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Cesarz By Ryszard Kapuściński

D Ryszard Kapuscinski Poland's leading foreign correspondent traveled to Ethiopia to seek out and interview Selassie's servants and closest associates on how the Emperor had ruled and why he fell This sensitive powerfulhisto. The Emperor baffles any ready description A Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski renders an account of the last schizophrenic years of Ethiopia s ancient kingdom and the demise of it emperor whose ways are not our ways to say the least Reviews may not suffice to say exactly why or how the book works but I ll add mine anyway to the others that have noted its mystiue The book s structure takes a straightforward path The author interviews courtiers associates and servants of the Emperor Haile Selassie in the months just after his dethronement Selassie s reign is recounted in parts each starting with Kapuscinski s observations about the situation at hand followed by comments from the relevant courtiers to furnish color detail and insight The tapestry woven from these remarks and the writer s added observations depict an esoteric mindset I ve often wondered When humans left their tribes to create the world s first civilizations what were those societies like I don t mean the art they created or the decrees of their leaders I mean did the people think and act like us The fabric of the story gives us that answer for Ethiopia was just such a place And the answer is a mind boggling no What we find is a land so ancient it s not even medieval a place where even feudalism would represent progress But make no mistake it is still a fully developed civilization not some savage prehistoric amalgam Kapuscinski knows he has stumbled into something uniue a culture whose primeval foundation neither lends nor refuses itself to any obvious interpretation In this emperor this court and this society a primordial human drama demands its stage Such a provenance makes conclusions or judgments about Ethiopia impossible to categorize The declivities of class and hierarchy within this kingdom exceed anything known to man An antediluvian social stucture showcases the raw exercise of power at its stripped down worst absent any modern guile By design mediocrity trumps merit as a tool to balance power and maintain social order turning the country into a kind of Ayn Rand novel come to life Such an order inevitably clashes with the outside But decisive are the its own internal contradictionsThe several speakers whose contributions build the story relate the details with elegance In these vignettes lie much of the book s narrative power the interviewees tell what they know with a delicate economy that page per page conveys detail plot and feeling than any book I can recall Here s one such description of the increasingly opaue autocracy People seemed unable to control things things existed and ceased to exist in their own malicious ways slipping through people s hands Everyone felt helpless before the seemingly magic force by which things autonomously appeared and disappeared and nobody knew how to master or break that force This speaker later accentuates the dissipation gripping Selassie s final decade Even conversation deteriorated losing its vigor and momentum Conversations started but somehow never seemed to be completed They always reached an invisible but perceptible point beyond which silence fell The silence said Everything is already known and clear but clear in an obscure way known unfathomably dominating by being beyond helping Having confirmed this truth by a moment of silence the conversation changed its direction and moved on to a different subject a trivial second rate second hand subject The elliptical way the speakers tell their stories adds to the book s kaleidoscopic dazzle Their many points of view make truth a perspectival uest No immediate verdict emerges upon the rule of Ethiopia s last emperor his sycophants both attack and defend his rule and they re right in each case Yet all the while the reader can detect a bigger picture getting lost in the details Under Kapuscinski s journalistic guidance the gripping reality of this society emerges to recruit one s sense of the grotesue This regime outclasses modern ones in some ways No violent purges or collective bloodbaths ever occur But the extremes of hierarchy leave the tragic fates of the many to deface a benighted landKapuscinski tells an amazing story amazingly and his journalist s sense of having discovered an unprecedented subject is dead on right The writing speaks for itself Its object is uniue The story is a spellbinding discovery The Emperor in short has all the ualities of a perfect book You cannot go wrong choosing it to read

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Haile Selassie King of Kings Elect of God Lion of Judah His Most Puissant Majesty and Distinguished Highness the Emperor of Ethiopia reigned from 1930 until he was overthrown by the army in 1974 While the fighting still rage. The author is a Polish journalist and in this book he Chronicles the downfall of Haile Selassie the longtime ruler of Ethiopia The book is divided into three sections and in the first he interviews those who worked in the palace There is some tongue in cheek humor here as we learn many of the jobs they did and took do seriously were uite strangea human cuckoo whose only job was to bow on the hour a functionary with a collection of pillows so he could be sure to use the correct size to prop of the feet of the emperor Much stuggling for positions favor who is closest who did he speak to the most Everything revolved around his majesty nothing could be fixed built without his approvalThe second section Chronicles the failed revolution which forms at a fashion show of all things Many were killed their bodies displayed as a warning It would be another ten years before his actual downfall which is chronicled in the third act Brought about because of the emperors lack of knowledge about the many starving in the northern parts of the country This was brought to national attention Remember feed the world with so many well known musicians The dead and dying bodies on our news shows A short book which is actually an allegorical rendering of Selassies ousting since it would be a full two years after this was published that the autocrat falls A short book a series of interviews with various personages with insertions by the author A very different reading experienceAlso im trying to give this book three stars and Goodreads won t let me I keep tapping on clear and it just gives me back the same four stars So frustrating

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Ry The New York Review of Books is Kapuscinski's rendition of their accounts humorous frightening sad grotesue of a man living amidst nearly unimaginable pomp and luxury while his people teetered between hunger and starvatio. A little lesson in the blurred lines between reportage and fiction a detailed account of the fall of Haile Sellasie given by the ministers and servants who once waited upon him Not of course that you d ever believe these are direct transcriptions of interviews or that Kapuscinski hasn t modified and tailored these accounts as he sees fit unless you believe all of the ministers speak in an identical fantastical ironical language I suppose if you have narrow ideas of what constitutes nonfiction you might find this sort of thing offensive but if you ve already signed on to the concept that monkeying with the truth a little is the soul of all narrative fictional or otherwise it s easy to give yourself over to the story provided here Of particular note are the amazing accounts of Sellasie s court pre disillusion and the accounts of the men who propped up the emperor s legs on account of him being short in stature and therefore believed that they were personally responsible for supporting the empire Really though every sentence here is a winner and the level of irony is so delicious it s difficult not to try and extend your lunch break to finish each section Also according to those in the know a winking satire of Communist bureaucratic wrangling Also according to others who are also in the know but don t agree with the first people in the know written as a Marxist propaganda tract to expose the futility of Western sponsored capitalist schemes However will we discern the truth But from my resolutely non partisan perspective a grand old time indeed