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Prague palimpsest : writing, memory, and the city

Author: Alfred Thomas
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A city of immense literary mystique, Prague has inspired writers across the centuries with its beauty, cosmopolitanism, and tragic history. This interdisciplinary study helps to explain why Prague -  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Legends
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Thomas
ISBN: 9780226795409 0226795403
OCLC Number: 499675385
Description: xv, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Women on the verge of history: Libuše and the foundational legend of Prague --
Deviant monsters and wayward women: the Prague ghetto and the legend of the golem --
The castle hill was hidden: Franz Kafka and Czech literature --
A stranger in Prague: writing and the politics of identity in Apollinaire, Nezval, and Camus --
Sailing to Bohemia: utopia, memory, and the Holocaust in postwar Austrian and German literature --
Epilogue: Postmodern Prague?
Responsibility: Alfred Thomas.

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