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Prague Tales

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Prague Tales is a collection of Jan Neruda's intimate, wry, bitter-sweet stories of life among the inhabitants of the Little Quarter of nineteenth-century Prague. Though Neruda travelled widely, he found his greatest inspiration in the streets of his native city.
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Overview

Prague Tales is a collection of Jan Neruda's intimate, wry, bitter-sweet stories of life among the inhabitants of the Little Quarter of nineteenth-century Prague. Though Neruda travelled widely, he found his greatest inspiration in the streets of his native city.
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"How often is a reviewer privileged to make so marvelous a discovery?"--Michael Hulse, The Spectator (London)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789639116238
  • Publisher: Central European University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: Central European Classics Series
  • Pages: 346
  • Sales rank: 686,548
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
A Week in a Quiet House 1
I In Night Clothes
II Most of the House Begins to Stir
III At Home with the Landlord
IV A Lyrical Monologue
V Bachelorhood is Bliss
VI A Manuscript and a Storm Cloud
VII Fragments from the Notes of a Scrivener
VIII At the Funeral
IX Further Proof of the Pudding
X In a Moment of Agitation
XI A First Attempt at Fiction
XII Five Minutes after the Recital
XIII After the Draw
XIV A Happy Family
XV The Week Draws to a Close
Mr Rysanek and Mr Schlegel 108
A Beggar Brought to Ruin 123
The Tender Heart of Mrs Rus 134
Evening Chitchat 142
Doctor Spoiler 157
The Water Sprite 167
How Mr Vorel Broke in His Meerschaum 176
The Three Lilies 184
The St Wenceslas Mass 188
How It Came to Pass 204
Written This Year on All Souls' Day 228
Figures 244
Notes 342
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