Prague in Black and Gold: Scenes from the Life of a European City (Paperback)

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Prague is at the core of everything both wonderful and terrible in Western history, but few people truly understand this city's unique culture. In Prague in Black and Gold, Peter Demetz strips away sentimentalities and distortions and shows how Czechs, Germans, Italians, and Jews have lived and worked together for over a thousand years. .

About the Author

Peter Demetz is the author of many books, including The Air Show at Brescia, 1909 (FSG, 2002) and Prague in Black and Gold (H&W, 1997). He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Praise For…

“Demetz focuses on the dark and disturbing aspects of the city's history, as well as on its golden glories...With great erudition and profound engagement, [he] has made it possible for us to come closer to understanding Prague.” —Larry Wolff, The New York Times Book Review

“Demetz seems to reveal in the multifariousness of his native ground...[and] gives the flowering of that diversity its full due...A fluid chronicle.” —Frederic Morton, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780809016099
ISBN-10: 0809016095
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Publication Date: March 18th, 1998
Pages: 432
Language: English