Prague Tales

Prague Tales

by Jan Neruda, Michael Henry Heim
     
 

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Prague Tales ia a collection of Jan Neruda's intimate, wry, and bitter-sweet stories of life among the inhabitants of the Little Quarter of nineteenth-century Prague. These finely tuned and varied vignettes established Neruda as the quintessential Czech realist—considered by many to be the Charles Dickens of nineteenth-century Czechoslovakia. Through Neruda's

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Prague Tales ia a collection of Jan Neruda's intimate, wry, and bitter-sweet stories of life among the inhabitants of the Little Quarter of nineteenth-century Prague. These finely tuned and varied vignettes established Neruda as the quintessential Czech realist—considered by many to be the Charles Dickens of nineteenth-century Czechoslovakia. Through Neruda's writings, the reader can fully appreciate Prague's ever increasing awareness of itself as a Czech, rather than an Austrian city. Prague Tales is a classic collection by a writer whose influence hass been acknowledged by generations of writers, including Capek, Kafka, Kundera, Skvorecky, and Ivan Klima, one of the most well-known and highly regarded contemporary Czech writers, who has contributed an Introduction to this new translation.

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ISBN-13:
9781858660585
Publisher:
Central European University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1992
Series:
Central European Classics Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.09(d)

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