By Alfred Thomas
A urban of significant literary mystique, Prague has encouraged writers around the centuries with its attractiveness, cosmopolitanism, and tragic background. Envisioning the traditional urban in significant Europe as a multilayered textual content, or palimpsest, that has been continuously revised and rewritten—from the medieval and Renaissance chroniclers who legitimized the city’s foundational origins to the modernists of the early 20th century who demonstrated its attractiveness because the new capital of the avant-garde—Alfred Thomas argues that Prague has turn into a paradoxical web site of inscription and effacement, of reminiscence and forgetting, a utopian hyperlink to the prewar and pre-Holocaust eu previous and a dystopia of totalitarian amnesia.
Considering quite a lot of writers, together with the city’s most renowned son, Franz Kafka, Prague Palimpsest reassesses the paintings of poets and novelists comparable to Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera, Gustav Meyrink, Jan Neruda, Vítĕzslav Nezval, and Rainer Maria Rilke and engages with different well-known authors who “wrote” Prague, together with Guillaume Apollinaire, Ingeborg Bachmann, Albert Camus, Paul Celan, and W. G. Sebald. the result's a comparative, interdisciplinary research that is helping to provide an explanation for why Prague—more than the other significant eu city—has haunted the cultural and political mind's eye of the West.
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Prague Palimpsest: Writing, Memory, and the City by Alfred Thomas