Prague

  • Auteur: Arthur Phillips
  • ISBN: 1588362833
  • Date de sortie: 2002-09-17
  • Collection: Random House
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BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Arthur Phillips's The Tragedy of Arthur, The Song Is You, The Egyptologist, and Angelica. A first novel of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an intentionally lost Lost Generation as it follows five American expats who come to Budapest in the early 1990s to seek their fortune—financial, romantic, and spiritual—in an exotic city newly opened to the West. They harbor the vague suspicion that their counterparts in Prague, where the atmospheric decay of post–Cold War Europe is even more cinematically perfect, have it better. Still, they hope to find adventure, inspiration, a gold rush, or history in the making. What they actually find is a deceptively beautiful place that they often fail to understand. What does it mean to fret about your fledgling career when the man across the table was tortured by two different regimes? How does your short, uneventful life compare to the lives of those who actually resisted, fought, and died? What does your angst mean in a city still pocked with bullet holes from war and crushed rebellion? Journalist John Price finds these questions impossible to answer yet impossible to avoid, though he tries to forget them in the din of Budapest’ s nightclubs, in a romance with a secretive young diplomat, at the table of an elderly cocktail pianist, and in the moody company of a young man obsessed with nostalgia. Arriving in Budapest one spring day to pursue his elusive brother, John finds himself pursuing something else entirely, something he can’t quite put a name to, something that will draw him into stories much larger than himself. With humor, intelligence, masterly prose, and profound affection for both Budapest and his own characters, Arthur Phillips not only captures his contemporaries but also brilliantly renders the Hungary of past and present: the generations of failed revolutionaries and lyric poets, opportunists and profiteers, heroes and storytellers.

Prague

  • Auteur: Arthur Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780375759772
  • Date de sortie: 2002
  • Collection: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Five American expatriates living in Budapest in the early 1990s seek to establish themselves and make their fortunes in a city still haunted by the tragedies of its Communist past. A first novel. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Governing the Post communist City

  • Auteur: Martin Horak
  • ISBN: 0802093280
  • Date de sortie: 2007
  • Collection: University of Toronto Press
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When faced with the rapid and disorienting transition from communism to democracy, many eastern European leaders sought simple, immediately rewarding answers to complex policy problems. Undoubtedly, this hurried approach had a significant impact on the quality of democratic government in formerly communist countries. Through an analysis of urban politics in Prague between 1990 and 2000, Governing the Post-Communist City sheds new light on the factors that shaped policy in eastern Europe at the time of its democratic transformation. The first book-length study of post-communist urban politics in a city outside of Russia, Governing the Post-Communist City links the difficulties of democratic government in 1990s Prague to decisions made shortly after the fall of communism. Focusing on the issues of road infrastructure and downtown development, Martin Horak argues that local leadership was more concerned with insulating policy-making processes from public influence than with creating new policies suited to post-communist urban development. This set a precedent for the whole institutional environment of post-communist Prague and entrenched itself in the city?s politics throughout the 1990s. Original, engaging, and authoritative, this study has much to say about the political climate in Prague after the downfall of communism, and makes insightful conclusions about the factors that contributed to present political circumstances in the region.

Prague

  • Auteur: Barbara Drake Boehm
  • ISBN: 1588391612
  • Date de sortie: 2005
  • Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Prague

  • Auteur: Neil Wilson
  • ISBN: 1741796687
  • Date de sortie: 2010
  • Collection: Lonely Planet
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Two expert authors with more than 40 years' Prague experience. Full-colour section on Prague's captivating architecture. Go beyond Prague with our expanded coverage of excursions from the Czech capital. Lonelyplanet.com/prague - visit the website for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveller insights.

Prague

  • Auteur: Craig Turp
  • ISBN: 075666957X
  • Date de sortie: 2011
  • Collection: Penguin
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Includes a detachable map affixed to inside flap of back cover.

Prague

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  • ISBN: 9783886188611
  • Date de sortie: 2001
  • Collection: Hunter Publishing, Inc
  • Total Download: 1927
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