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Travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world in the company of its finest writers. Walk the mysterious nighttime streets of Prague with Franz Kafka and Jaroslav Hasek, eavesdrop on intimate conversations in restaurants and lively beer halls with Karel Capek and Bohumil Hrabal, listen to jazz in stylish nightclubs with Josef Skvorecky.

Contributors:

Michal Ajvaz

Karel Capek

Ivan Divis

Jaroslav Hasek

Daniela Hodrova

Bohumil Hrabal

Alois Jirasek

Franz Kafka

Jiri Karasek ze Lvovic

Egon Erwin Kisch

Ivan Klima

Jiri Kovtun

Frantisek Langer

Gustav Meyrink

Jan Neruda

Karel Pecka

Ota Pavel

Josef Skvorecky

Jindriska Smetanova

Jachym Topol

Jiri Weil

"The perfect companion for the discriminating visitor to Prague."-Timothy Garton Ash\

"Find yourself enthralled with the collection of twenty-four stories editor Paul Wilson has artfully arranged to lead the reader-visitor through Prague on a tour that only literature could deliver with such vivid intimacy."-Review of Contemporary Fiction

"A rewarding collection of short stories for the serious reader who does not want just to scratch the surface when traveling. . . . It adds a special dimension to a Prague trip."-International Travel News

Synopsis:

Travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world in the company of its finest writers. Walk the mysterious nighttime streets of Prague with Franz Kafka and Jaroslav Hasek, eavesdrop on intimate conversations in restaurants and lively beer halls with Karel Capek and Bohumil Hrabal, listen to jazz in stylish nightclubs with Josef Skvorecky. The stories in this volume — many of which appear in English for the first time — will take you on a personal odyssey through the city's stormy past to its dynamic present. For the traveler who wishes to experience something of its essence, Prague illuminates the heart and soul of a great city. Contributors include Michal Ajvaz, Karel Capek, Ivan Divis, Jaroslav Hasek, Daniela Hodrova, Bohumil Hrabal, Alois Jirasek, Franz Kafka, Jiri Karasek ze Lvovic, Egon Erwin Kisch, Ivan Klima, Jiri Kovtun, Frantisek Langer, Gustav Meyrink, Jan Neruda, Karel Pecka, Ota Pavel, Josef Skvorecky, Jindriska Smetanova, Jachym Topol, and Jiri Weil.

Synopsis:

Magnificent stories by many of the finest Czech writers--including Franz Kafka, Bohumil Hrabal, Jaroslav Hasek, Egon Irwin Kisch, and others--provide fascinating cultural insights for travelers to Prague. Here are crime stories, love stories, legends, sketches, and anecdotes for anyone seeking to travel to the very heart of one of Europe's great cities. Includes a map of the city.

Synopsis:

"Find yourself enthralled with the collection of twenty-four stories editor Paul Wilson has artfully arranged to lead the reader-visitor through Prague on a tour that only literature could deliver with such vivid intimacy". — Review of Contemporary Fiction "It adds a special dimension to a Prague trip". — International Travel News

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egogrif, September 29, 2010 (view all comments by egogrif)
Through a wide variety of short stories and snippets from larger ones, this book manages to capture the essense of a city almost too fluid to capture - Prague, land of Bohemians, Nazis, Communists, and the modern-day capitalistic glitz left in the wake of the Velvet Revolution. It is a book best read in Prague itself, perhaps over a hearty bowl of goulash and dumplings, but will also be dear to anyone who has already been to the city or longs to go there. The best part of these stories is that so many of the places described within can actually be visited. The city preserves itself layer upon layer, making even the older stories - hiding a sword from the Nazis, Kafka walking along the river at night - seem as though they might have just happened. This collection is a traveler's treasure.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781883513016
Editor:
Wilson, Paul
Editor:
Silver, Katherine
Editor:
Wilson, Paul
Editor:
Silver, Katherine
Author:
Wilson, Paul
Author:
Wilson
Publisher:
Whereabouts Press
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
Eastern Europe
Subject:
Prague (czech republic)
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Prague
Subject:
Czech prose literature.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Whereabouts
Series:
Traveller's Literary Companion
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Map
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 9 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
Travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world in the company of its finest writers. Walk the mysterious nighttime streets of Prague with Franz Kafka and Jaroslav Hasek, eavesdrop on intimate conversations in restaurants and lively beer halls with Karel Capek and Bohumil Hrabal, listen to jazz in stylish nightclubs with Josef Skvorecky. The stories in this volume — many of which appear in English for the first time — will take you on a personal odyssey through the city's stormy past to its dynamic present. For the traveler who wishes to experience something of its essence, Prague illuminates the heart and soul of a great city. Contributors include Michal Ajvaz, Karel Capek, Ivan Divis, Jaroslav Hasek, Daniela Hodrova, Bohumil Hrabal, Alois Jirasek, Franz Kafka, Jiri Karasek ze Lvovic, Egon Erwin Kisch, Ivan Klima, Jiri Kovtun, Frantisek Langer, Gustav Meyrink, Jan Neruda, Karel Pecka, Ota Pavel, Josef Skvorecky, Jindriska Smetanova, Jachym Topol, and Jiri Weil.
"Synopsis" by , Magnificent stories by many of the finest Czech writers--including Franz Kafka, Bohumil Hrabal, Jaroslav Hasek, Egon Irwin Kisch, and others--provide fascinating cultural insights for travelers to Prague. Here are crime stories, love stories, legends, sketches, and anecdotes for anyone seeking to travel to the very heart of one of Europe's great cities. Includes a map of the city.
"Synopsis" by , "Find yourself enthralled with the collection of twenty-four stories editor Paul Wilson has artfully arranged to lead the reader-visitor through Prague on a tour that only literature could deliver with such vivid intimacy". — Review of Contemporary Fiction "It adds a special dimension to a Prague trip". — International Travel News
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