The Thing About Prague

Author: Rachael Weiss
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1925576175
Size: 18.25 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: 36.40 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 Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0375759778
Size: 16.37 MB
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Prague. Five American expatriates living in Budapest in the early 1990s seek to establish themselves and make their fortunes in a city still haunted by the tragedies of its Communist past. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Necessary Errors

Author: Caleb Crain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101613653
Size: 72.89 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: Michael Ivory
Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: 9780676901573
Size: 45.20 MB
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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.

Prague In Danger

Author: Peter Demetz
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429930357
Size: 80.71 MB
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Prague In Danger. A dramatic account of life in Czechoslovakia's great capital during the Nazi Protectorate With this successor book to Prague in Black and Gold, his account of more than a thousand years of Central European history, the great scholar Peter Demetz focuses on just six short years—a tormented, tragic, and unforgettable time. He was living in Prague then—a "first-degree half-Jew," according to the Nazis' terrible categories—and here he joins his objective chronicle of the city under German occupation with his personal memories of that period: from the bitter morning of March 15, 1939, when Hitler arrived from Berlin to set his seal on the Nazi takeover of the Czechoslovak government, until the liberation of Bohemia in April 1945, after long seasons of unimaginable suffering and pain. Demetz expertly interweaves a superb account of the German authorities' diplomatic, financial, and military machinations with a brilliant description of Prague's evolving resistance and underground opposition. Along with his private experiences, he offers the heretofore untold history of an effervescent, unstoppable Prague whose urbane heart went on beating despite the deportations, murders, cruelties, and violence: a Prague that kept its German- and Czech-language theaters open, its fabled film studios functioning, its young people in school and at work, and its newspapers on press. This complex, continually surprising book is filled with rare human detail and warmth, the gripping story of a great city meeting the dual challenge of occupation and of war.

Prague

Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
ISBN: 1400014603
Size: 43.97 MB
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Prague. Suggests lodging, food, and sightseeing highlights along with travel tips and cultural information.

The Prague Cemetery

Author: Umberto Eco
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547577613
Size: 29.96 MB
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The Prague Cemetery. The #1 international bestseller, from Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose “Vintage Eco . . . the book is a triumph.” – New York Review of Books Nineteenth-century Europe—from Turin to Prague to Paris—abounds with the ghastly and the mysterious. Jesuits plot against Freemasons. Italian republicans strangle priests with their own intestines. French criminals plan bombings by day and celebrate Black Masses at night. Every nation has its own secret service, perpetrating forgeries, plots, and massacres. Conspiracies rule history. From the unification of Italy to the Paris Commune to the Dreyfus Affair to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Europe is in tumult and everyone needs a scapegoat. But what if, behind all of these conspiracies, both real and imagined, lay one lone man? “[Eco] demonstrates once again that his is a voice that compels our attention” – San Francisco Chronicle “Choreographed by a truth that is itself so strange a novelist need hardly expand on it to produce a wondrous tale . . . Eco is to be applauded for bringing this stranger-than-fiction truth vividly to life.” – New York Times “Classic Eco, with a difference.” – Los Angeles Times This e-book includes a sample chapter of NAME OF THE ROSE.

Prague

Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: 1400017505
Size: 79.91 MB
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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: 56.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.