By Angelo Maria Ripellino, Michael Henry Heim, David Newton Marinelli
This ebook makes an attempt to move past the vacationer cliche of Prague because the 'golden urban' to carry out all of the secret, ambiguity, gloom, lethargy and hidden fascination of town at the Vltava. Ripellino slips into the fashion of melodrama and ghost tales as he writes of the time of Rudolf II, the alchemists, the Jewish area, the Golem, the pubs, the funereal malevolence of its structure, of Holan and Kafka, of Meyrink and the Czech Dadaists. With this dense forged of characters Ripellino brings out the sorcery of the Bohemian capital in a compelling mixture of truth and fiction. This tremendous fresco of Prague existence presents even more than a literary and cultural background of town; it really is either a party and a requiem. 'The urban of the Vltava, capital of outdated Bohemia, is as a lot a mind set as a actual place. It was once the centre of magic within the Renaissance, the very alembic of Europe, and nonetheless keeps its recognition for secret and rank intrigue ...This is a haunting, clotted, mad masterpiece. it's not a simple learn, however it is a profitable one. As I shut the booklet, the magic urban sinks again into its historic dreaming, and that i bear in mind a stunning line from a poem by way of Jarolsav Seifert, quoted via Ripellino: "The shadow enters darkness and guy enters earth." ' John Banville, Observer
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