Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic: True Stories by David FarleyTravelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic: True Stories by David Farley

Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic: True Stories

EditorDavid Farley, Jessie ShollForeword byIvan Klima

Paperback | March 11, 2006

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Featuring essays by Paulina Poriskova, Myla Goldberg, Helen Epstein, Jan Morris, and Francine Prose,Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic collects over 30 stories from the country that inspired compositions from Mozart and novels from Kafka. With a sizable expat population, remarkable architecture unspoiled by war or natural disaster, and a lively night life, the Czech Republic's capital city boasts a population of 1.1 million and is a virtual must for travelers to Eastern and Central Europe. The pieces in this book are both a charming enticement for prospective travelers and a welcome companion for those already there. Landmarks like the Charles Bridge and Hradcany Castle provide a dramatic backdrop to stories that range from educational to enlightening to laugh-out-loud funny. The anecdotes featured here include a Kafkaesque visit to the castle, reminiscences of a supermodel native daughter's exile and return, musings on southern Bohemia's fairy-tale appearance, and a fast-paced joust with the local police.Travelers' Tales Prague shines a bright light on a stirring place.

About The Author

Author and playwright Ivan Klima was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1931. In 1968, he acted as an editor for the journal of the Czech Writer's Union. Following that, he was briefly a professor at the University of Michigan before returning to his homeland in 1970. His works, which include The Spirit of Prague, a collection of essays...

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Title:Travelers' Tales Prague and the Czech Republic: True StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8 × 5.13 × 0.8 inPublished:March 11, 2006Publisher:Travelers TalesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1932361332

ISBN - 13:9781932361339

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