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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of California Pr
Publication date December 1, 1993
Pages 333
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780520073524
ISBN-10 0520073525
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $85.00
Other format details university press
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Summary
Offers detailed information on transportation, accommodations, eating, shopping, and entertainment, with cultural anecdotes and historical facts
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
This unusual, distinctive book is a glowing, theatrical blend of history, travelogue, fictional sketch, art and literary criticism, and personal essay. Angelo Ripellino goes beyond the tourist cliché of Prague and brings out the mystery, ambiguity, gloom, lethargy, and hidden fascination of the city of the Vltava. He uses melodrama and ghost stories, as well as tales from the enchanted road and the risqué barroom to relate the sorcery of the Bohemian capital in a wonderful mix of fact and fiction.

As the book opens, Kafka and Hasek are still stalking the streets of the Old Town. In the second section we are in the seventeenth century, with its emphasis on the occult. Traveling on, we move through Prague's bordellos, theaters, ghetto, alchemists' laboratories, and cafés, accompanied by Rudolph II, Apollinaire, and Czech dadaists. The result of this imaginary guided tour is a deeper knowledge of the city than any ordinary guidebook can provide as well as an exhilarating introduction to Czech culture.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780333569047 Book cover for 9780520073524
 
from Palgrave Macmillan (June 18, 1994)
9780333569047 | details & prices | 344 pages | List price $229.00
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from Univ of California Pr (December 1, 1993)
9780520073524 | details & prices | 333 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $85.00
About: Offers detailed information on transportation, accommodations, eating, shopping, and entertainment, with cultural anecdotes and historical facts
Paperback
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from Palgrave Macmillan (January 14, 2014)
9781349127993 | details & prices | 333 pages | List price $209.00
About: 'A superb, haunting, clotted mad masterpiece.

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