Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City

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A city of immense literary mystique, Prague has inspired writers across the centuries with its beauty, cosmopolitanism, and tragic history. Envisioning the ancient city in central Europe as a multilayered text, or palimpsest, that has been constantly revised and rewritten--from the medieval and Renaissance chroniclers who legitimized the city's foundational origins to the modernists of the early twentieth century who established its reputation as the new capital of the avant-garde--Alfred Thomas argues that Prague has ...

Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226795409

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