This book attempts to go beyond the tourist cliche of Prague as the 'golden city' to bring out all the mystery, ambiguity, gloom, lethargy and hidden fascination of the city on the Vltava. Ripellino slips into the style of melodrama and ghost stories as he writes of the time of Rudolf II, the alchemists, the Jewish Quarter, the Golem, the pubs, the funereal malevolence of its architecture, of Holan and Kafka, of Meyrink and the Czech Dadaists. With this dense cast of characters Ripellino brings out the sorcery of the ...

Magic Prague 2014, Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9781349127993

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Magic Prague 1995, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330337793

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Magic Prague 1993, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520073524

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Magic Prague 1993, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333569047

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