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

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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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Peter Demetz, professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at Yale University, lives in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of many books, including Prague in Black and Gold (H&W, 1997).
 
Published March 18, 1998 by Hill and Wang. 432 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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 A very interesting overview of key periods in the four- millennia-old history of central Europe's great ``gateway'' city (one of the meanings of the Czech Praha), which has also served as a bridge between the Slavic region to the east and the Germanic and Latin areas to the west.

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With a native's sense of this beautiful city and a scholar's knowledge of it, Demetz, who left Prague in 1949 and is now emeritus professor of German literature at Yale, gives an engrossing account of

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With a native's sense of this beautiful city and a scholar's knowledge of it, Demetz, who left Prague in 1949 and is now emeritus professor of German literature at Yale, gives an engrossing account of

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