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ryszard kapuscinski   Ryszard Kapuscinski has made a career of writing masterpieces of foreign correspondence. Since 1957 he has covered war and revolution all across the Third World for the Polish Press Agency. The Shadow of the Sun may be the master's masterpiece; in this opening passage, Kapuscinski displays both his penchant for dazzling, sweeping analysis as well as the instant sense of specific place and the respectful, individual sense of humanity that infuses every person who appears in his books--the very qualities that make his work so great.
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