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Review of Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century (Austrian History Yearbook)

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"Sayer’s erudition is nothing short of remarkable ... This same erudition, however, leaves many questions unanswered and a sense of opportunity lost."   Compares the book with Ripellino's Magic Prague, concluding:  "In both books, traditional scholarly methods give way to stark imagery and playful language that create a palpable sense of place. The question, then, is whether the sacrifice is worth the gain."

Period20/04/2014
  • Derek Sayer

"Sayer’s erudition is nothing short of remarkable ... This same erudition, however, leaves many questions unanswered and a sense of opportunity lost."   Compares the book with Ripellino's Magic Prague, concluding:  "In both books, traditional scholarly methods give way to stark imagery and playful language that create a palpable sense of place. The question, then, is whether the sacrifice is worth the gain."

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TitlePrague, Capital of the Twentieth Century
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name / outletAustrian History Yearbook No. 45, 2014, pp. 272-3
Date20/04/14
Producer / AuthorChad Bryant
PersonsDerek Sayer