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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
"Prague Palimpsest is one of the most intriguing and exciting books written about this ancient cosmopolitan city. Alfred Thomas invites us to revisit Prague and at the same time to rediscover lost splinters of our own past or identity." Primus-Heinz Kucher, University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

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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.


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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