Prague in Black and Gold

Scenes from the Life of a European City

Peter Demetz

Hill and Wang

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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. .

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"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

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Peter Demetz

Peter Demetz, Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at Yale University, was born in Prague.

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Prague in Black and Gold
Scenes from the Life of a European City
Peter Demetz

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang
March 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780809016099
ISBN10: 0809016095
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 432 pages
$28.00
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