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Review of Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century

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Publication date15/03/14

"Derek Sayer's meandering dérive through the hall of mirrors of 20th century European history may prove taxing to the scholar who expects a clearly signposted route, but exhilarating to the intellectual flâneur ... Sayer has an admirable eye for (sometimes excruciating) detail; coupled with occasional glimmers of wry humour, this produces an intimate and absorbing experience while slowly, unobtrusively deconstructing the reader’s understanding of history ... His Prague is woven around the reader slowly and silently, page by page, until we cannot help but be made aware of the final image – neither beautiful nor ugly, but undeniably real."


Original titlePrague, Capital of the Twentieth Century
AuthorEsther Galfalvi