The Thing About Prague

Author: Rachael Weiss
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1925576175
Size: 44.51 MB
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The Thing About Prague . When Rachael Weiss left a good job, Thelma the cat and a normal life in Sydney for the romantic dream of being a writer in Prague she intended to stay forever. She lasted just three years, exasperated by the eccentricities of her ancestral city and its mind-boggling bureaucracy and customs. In this surprising and generous memoir full of warmth and unstoppable sociability, Rachael attempts to write her great novel, buy an apartment (any apartment!), dodge unscrupulous employers, and perhaps find love. She gets lost in the woods with a Kyrgyzstani software engineer who wants to eat humans, finds herself leading services at the Spanish synagogue with no real idea of what she is doing and spends long nights drinking beer with a colourful cast of crazy, warm and slightly mad locals and expats. Rich in absurdities and gentle humour, The Thing About Prague... is rife with insight, culture clashes, friendships and above all charm.

Me Myself And Prague

Author: Rachael Weiss
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1925575918
Size: 77.20 MB
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Me Myself And Prague. Funny, flippant and fabulous travel writing, this is the story of Rachael's year in Prague. Armed only with a romantic soul, a need to get away from her overbearing family and a 1973 guide to communist Czechoslovakia, Rachael heads off in search of adventure, love and her Bohemian roots. This hilarious and surprising memoir of hope, courage and friendship is a delightful unreliable guide to Bohemia.

Prague

Author: Arthur Phillips
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588362833
Size: 62.79 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Prague. BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Arthur Phillips's The Tragedy of Arthur, The Song Is You, The Egyptologist, and Angelica. A first novel of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an intentionally lost Lost Generation as it follows five American expats who come to Budapest in the early 1990s to seek their fortune—financial, romantic, and spiritual—in an exotic city newly opened to the West. They harbor the vague suspicion that their counterparts in Prague, where the atmospheric decay of post–Cold War Europe is even more cinematically perfect, have it better. Still, they hope to find adventure, inspiration, a gold rush, or history in the making. What they actually find is a deceptively beautiful place that they often fail to understand. What does it mean to fret about your fledgling career when the man across the table was tortured by two different regimes? How does your short, uneventful life compare to the lives of those who actually resisted, fought, and died? What does your angst mean in a city still pocked with bullet holes from war and crushed rebellion? Journalist John Price finds these questions impossible to answer yet impossible to avoid, though he tries to forget them in the din of Budapest’ s nightclubs, in a romance with a secretive young diplomat, at the table of an elderly cocktail pianist, and in the moody company of a young man obsessed with nostalgia. Arriving in Budapest one spring day to pursue his elusive brother, John finds himself pursuing something else entirely, something he can’t quite put a name to, something that will draw him into stories much larger than himself. With humor, intelligence, masterly prose, and profound affection for both Budapest and his own characters, Arthur Phillips not only captures his contemporaries but also brilliantly renders the Hungary of past and present: the generations of failed revolutionaries and lyric poets, opportunists and profiteers, heroes and storytellers.

Prague

Author: Michael Ivory
Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: 9780676901573
Size: 60.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Prague. Dozens of full-color photographs.Highlights the 25 best things to see and do.Capsule reviews of recommended hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife options.Essential background on the city.Complete service information.All entries keyed to their location on the full-size pullout map.Fully indexed for ease of use.

Necessary Errors

Author: Caleb Crain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101613653
Size: 61.78 MB
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Necessary Errors. ONE OF THE YEAR'S BEST BOOKS The Wall Street Journal • Slate • Kansas City Star • Flavorwire • Policy Mic • Buzzfeed “Necessary Errors is a very good novel, an enviably good one, and to read it is to relive all the anxieties and illusions and grand projects of one’s own youth.”—James Wood, The New Yorker An exquisite debut novel that brilliantly captures the lives and romances of young expatriates in newly democratic Prague It’s October 1990. Jacob Putnam is young and full of ideas. He’s arrived a year too late to witness Czechoslovakia’s revolution, but he still hopes to find its spirit, somehow. He discovers a country at a crossroads between communism and capitalism, and a picturesque city overflowing with a vibrant, searching sense of possibility. As the men and women Jacob meets begin to fall in love with one another, no one turns out to be quite the same as the idea Jacob has of them—including Jacob himself. Necessary Errors is the long-awaited first novel from literary critic and journalist Caleb Crain. Shimmering and expansive, Crain’s prose richly captures the turbulent feelings and discoveries of youth as it stretches toward adulthood—the chance encounters that grow into lasting, unforgettable experiences and the surprises of our first ventures into a foreign world—and the treasure of living in Prague during an era of historic change. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Prague

Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
ISBN: 1400014603
Size: 49.79 MB
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Prague. Suggests lodging, food, and sightseeing highlights along with travel tips and cultural information.

Prague

Author: Paul Wilson
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 11.65 MB
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Prague. 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.

Prague

Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: 1400017505
Size: 76.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Prague. Wander through Gothic Castles, drink Pilsner Urquell in a beer garden, watch a black light theater performance, or see Don Giovanni in the city where it premiered - Fodor's Prague, 2nd Edition offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing. The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best –"Fodor's guides are saturated with information." - We frequently update our Prague guide, and we make every effort to bring you the most accurate and thorough book. Plus we provide timely updates about the area at Fodors.com. - Unlike other travel books, Fodor's guides rely heavily on local experts who know the territory best–so you know you're seeing the real Prague. - We give you the planning tools you need to tailor your trip. We give options for all budgets. You make the choices.

Prague

Author: Neil Wilson
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1741796687
Size: 43.89 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Prague. Two expert authors with more than 40 years' Prague experience. Full-colour section on Prague's captivating architecture. Go beyond Prague with our expanded coverage of excursions from the Czech capital. Lonelyplanet.com/prague - visit the website for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveller insights.