Essay Topic 1
Describe the concept of "literary reportage" and why Kapuscinski's work might be said to be written in that style. What about the style, structure, content, etc., of Shah of Shahs lends itself to literary reportage? To what extent does Kapuscinski involve himself in his own work?
Essay Topic 2
Ayatollah Khomeini was a central figure of the Iranian revolution.
1) Explain Khomeini's biographical background, up until the revolution.
2) How does Khomeini live, and how is his standard of living essential to his message?
3) Describe Khomeini's message to Iranians. How did he want Iranians to live their life? What position did he take in regards to the Shah?
Essay Topic 3
In "Daguerreotypes," Kapuscinski uses photographs to help tell the story of the buildup to the revolution. What might this method be valuable, and why might Kapuscinski have chosen to do this? What can photographs convey that other modes of...
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