6 edition of The coasts of Bohemia found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Derek Sayer ; translations from the Czech by Alena Sayer.|
|LC Classifications||DB2063 .S28 1998|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 442 p. :|
|Number of Pages||442|
|LC Control Number||97041418|
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The Coasts of Bohemia draws on an enormous array of literary, musical, visual, and documentary sources ranging from banknotes to statues, museum displays to school textbooks, funeral orations to operatic stage-sets, murals in subway stations to censors' indexes of banned books.
It brings us into intimate contact with the ever changing details Cited by: The Coasts of Bohemia draws on an enormous array of literary, musical, visual, and documentary sources ranging from banknotes to statues, museum displays to school textbooks, funeral orations to operatic stage-sets, murals in subway stations to censors’ indexes of banned books.
It brings us into intimate contact with the ever changing details. More than just a history of events and personages, The Coasts of Bohemia deals in some depth with Czech culture. The efforts on the part of the nationalists to build a cultural identity up to the first republic and its perversion under the KSC is described in exhaustive detail.
A book to keep as a reference/5(11). the prague trilogy My major current research and writing project is a book entitled Prague at the End of History: Postcards from Absurdistan, which is the follow-up to my book Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century () and the culmination of a trilogy that began with The Coasts of Bohemia ().
An unconventional and original look at Czech history, examining the “artifacts of national culture,” both large and small. Sayer, a Canadian sociologist (University of Alberta, Edmonton) married to a native Czech, aims to set the record straight.
His intention is to free Bohemia from the conventional and uninformed image of it as a pastoralized, romanticized, and Orientalized Author: Derek Sayer. Anybody wanting to gain a deeper knowledge of the Czech people, Czech culture, and Czech spirit should read Derek Sayer's 'The Coasts of Bohemia.' Anybody wanting to dive into the sticky mess of Central European history would also do well to read this book.
And those unbelievers who think that a scholarly work must be by its very nature dry and /5(15).