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Prague, capital of the twentieth century : a surrealist history / Derek Sayer.

Sayer, Derek. (Author).

  • ISBN: 9780691043807
  • ISBN: 0691043809
  • Description: xxi, 595 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 529-559) and index.
Summary: Setting out to recover the roots of modernity in the boulevards, interiors, and arcades of the "city of light," Walter Benjamin dubbed Paris "the capital of the nineteenth century." In this eagerly anticipated sequel to his acclaimed Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History, Derek Sayer argues that Prague could well be seen as the capital of the much darker twentieth century. Ranging across twentieth-century Prague's astonishingly vibrant and always surprising human landscape, this richly illustrated cultural history describes how the city has experienced (and suffered) more ways of being modern than perhaps any other metropolis.
Language Note: Translated from the Czech.
Subject: Surrealism > Czech Republic > Prague.
Prague (Czech Republic) > Civilization > 20th century.