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"[A] story of devastating emotional accuracy, striking intelligence, and irrepressible wit....This is one of the most sophisticated and profound novels I've read in years, a witty, humane tale of a generation stumbling in a dim glow that could be dawn or twilight." Ron Charles, The Christian Science Monitor (read the entire CSM review)

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"Everything about this dazzling first novel is utterly original....[Phillips's] writing is swift, often poetic, unerringly exact with voices and subtle details of time, place and weather." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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"Phillips...depicts time and place with skill and affection in this ambitious first novel, but there is a little too much brittleness to his characters." Michele Leber, Booklist

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"Phillips's exhilarating exploration of time, memory, and nostalgia brings to mind such giants as Proust and Joyce." Library Journal

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"Arthur Phillips's bold and ambitious novel, Prague, is one of those rare books that help define and identify a whole generation, in the same way that Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises introduced his lost generation." Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides

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"[A]n ingenious debut novel....[T]he beauty of Prague lies in Mr. Phillips's empathy for [his characters'] lapses. In the end he presents them with a wry generosity and haunting poignancy to rival his wonderfully subversive wit." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

About the Author

Arthur Phillips was born in Minneapolis and educated at Harvard. He has been a child actor, a jazz musician, a speechwriter, a dismally failed entrepreneur, and a five-time Jeopardy! champion. He lived in Budapest from 1990 to 1992 and now lives in Paris with his wife and son.

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ISBN:
9780375507878
Author:
Phillips, Arthur
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Young adults
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Budapest
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.59x6.48x1.26 in. 1.43 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Random House - English 9780375507878 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "[A] story of devastating emotional accuracy, striking intelligence, and irrepressible wit....This is one of the most sophisticated and profound novels I've read in years, a witty, humane tale of a generation stumbling in a dim glow that could be dawn or twilight." (read the entire CSM review)
"Review" by , "Everything about this dazzling first novel is utterly original....[Phillips's] writing is swift, often poetic, unerringly exact with voices and subtle details of time, place and weather."
"Review" by , "Phillips...depicts time and place with skill and affection in this ambitious first novel, but there is a little too much brittleness to his characters."
"Review" by , "Phillips's exhilarating exploration of time, memory, and nostalgia brings to mind such giants as Proust and Joyce."
"Review" by , "Arthur Phillips's bold and ambitious novel, Prague, is one of those rare books that help define and identify a whole generation, in the same way that Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises introduced his lost generation."
"Review" by , "[A]n ingenious debut novel....[T]he beauty of Prague lies in Mr. Phillips's empathy for [his characters'] lapses. In the end he presents them with a wry generosity and haunting poignancy to rival his wonderfully subversive wit."
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