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A romantic education

Author: Patricia Hampl
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1981.
Series: Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Golden Prague seemed mostly gray when Patricia Hampl first went there in quest of her Czech heritage. In that bleak time, no one could have predicted the political upheaval awaiting Communist Europe and the city of Kafka and Rilke. Hampl's subsequent memoir, a brilliant evocation of Czech life under socialism, attained the stature of living history, and added to our understanding not only of Central Europe but also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hampl, Patricia, 1946-
Romantic education.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1981
(OCoLC)899944084
Named Person: Patricia Hampl; Patricia Hampl
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Hampl
ISBN: 0395296978 9780395296974
OCLC Number: 6734469
Description: 308 pages ; 22 cm
Series Title: Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad.
Responsibility: Patricia Hampl.

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Golden Prague seemed mostly gray when Patricia Hampl first went there in quest of her Czech heritage. In that bleak time, no one could have predicted the political upheaval awaiting Communist Europe and the city of Kafka and Rilke. Hampl's subsequent memoir, a brilliant evocation of Czech life under socialism, attained the stature of living history, and added to our understanding not only of Central Europe but also of what it means to be engaged in the struggle of a people to define and affirm themselves. Reissued now, during the tenth anniversary of that astonishing upheaval known as the Velvet Revolution, A Romantic Education includes an extensive updated afterword based on Hampl's annual return trips to Prague and the Czech countryside. Here is an excellent introduction to what was once the unknown "other Europe" behind the Iron Curtain and is now the continent's hottest new travel destination. Once again, as she did in a darker time, Hampl sees the texture beneath the surface of things and intuits the changing life of one of Europe's most bewitching cities.

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