Me Myself and Prague

Me, myself & Prague: an unreliable guide to bohemia. E-book ISBN 978192557 591 0 1. Travel - Voyages and travels - Humor. 2. Prague (Czech Republic) - Description and travel. 910.4 Typeset in Australia by Bookhouse, Sydney.

Author: Rachael Weiss

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781925575910

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Funny, flippant and fabulous travel writing, this is the story of Rachael's year in Prague. Armed only with a romantic soul, a need to get away from her overbearing family and a 1973 guide to communist Czechoslovakia, Rachael heads off in search of adventure, love and her Bohemian roots. This hilarious and surprising memoir of hope, courage and friendship is a delightful unreliable guide to Bohemia.
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The Thing About Prague

'Oh, that's okay you don't know me. Did you write Me, Myself and Prague?' 'Uh, I. . . what? Yes, but how did you ... ?' 'I was passing by and I heard an Australian voice talking about hiking and I thought “How many Jewish Australians ...

Author: Rachael Weiss

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781925576177

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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When Rachael Weiss left a good job, Thelma the cat and a normal life in Sydney for the romantic dream of being a writer in Prague she intended to stay forever. She lasted just three years, exasperated by the eccentricities of her ancestral city and its mind-boggling bureaucracy and customs. In this surprising and generous memoir full of warmth and unstoppable sociability, Rachael attempts to write her great novel, buy an apartment (any apartment!), dodge unscrupulous employers, and perhaps find love. She gets lost in the woods with a Kyrgyzstani software engineer who wants to eat humans, finds herself leading services at the Spanish synagogue with no real idea of what she is doing and spends long nights drinking beer with a colourful cast of crazy, warm and slightly mad locals and expats. Rich in absurdities and gentle humour, The Thing About Prague... is rife with insight, culture clashes, friendships and above all charm.
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Prague

A Cutlural Guide Andrew Beattie. Vanquished. It is most recently published as Under a Cruel Star, London: Granta Books, 2012 Weiss, Rachel, Me, Myself and Prague. London: Orion Publishing, 2009 ...

Author: Andrew Beattie

Publisher: Interlink Publishing

ISBN: 9781623710569

Category: Travel

Page: 261

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Since its foundation in the ninth century Prague has punched way above its weight to become a fulcrum of European culture. The city’s most illustrious figures in the fields of music, literature and film are well known: Mozart staged the premiere of his opera Don Giovanni here; in the early twentieth century Franz Kafka was at the forefront of the city’s intellectual life, while later writers such as Milan Kundera and film directors such as Milos Forman chronicled Prague’s fortunes under communism. Yet the city has a cultural heritage that runs far deeper than Kafka museums and Mozart-by-candlelight concerts. It encompasses the avant-garde punk group Plastic People of the Universe, the “new wave” film directors of the 1960s who made their striking movies in the city’s famed Barrandov studios, and artists such as Alfons Mucha and Frantisek Kupka whose revolutionary canvases fomented Art Nouveau and abstract art at the dawn of the twentieth century. Beyond art galleries, concert halls and cinemas the history of Prague has been one of invasion and sometimes brutal oppression. The great German chancellor Otto von Bismarck once commented that “whoever controls Prague, controls mid-Europe” and a succession of imperialist powers have taken this advice to heart, most recently Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Opposition has taken many forms, from the religious reformer Jan Hus in the fifteenth century to playwright and dissident Václav Havel, whose elevation to the Czechoslovak presidency in 1990 made him a symbol of the rebirth of democracy in Eastern Europe. In this book Andrew Beattie also reflects on the modern city, where bold new buildings such as Frank Gehry’s “Dancing House” rub shoulders with monuments from the Gothic and Baroque eras such as the Charles Bridge and St. Vitus’ Cathedral. He considers the suburbs too, home to world-renowned soccer and ice hockey teams, gleaming shopping centers and grim communist-era apartment blocks that are often home to Vietnamese, Romany and Muslim minority groups who live in a city with a growing international outlook. The Prague he reveals is an increasingly confident and diverse city of the new Europe.
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Moon Prague Vienna Budapest

In seven different narratives, Kundera explores the theme of forgetting and what that means for relationships both between people and between a government and its subjects. Me, Myself, & Prague. Rachael Weiss.

Author: Jennifer D. Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640490123

Category: Travel

Page: 504

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Whether you're sipping Czech beer with locals or exploring hilltop castles, get to know these fairytale cities with Moon Prague, Vienna & Budapest. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries for 1 to 5 days in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest that can be combined into a longer trip Strategic advice for foodies, art lovers, history buffs, and more Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Enjoy classical music in Vienna, wander through labyrinthine Habsburg palaces, or soak in Budapest's thermal Széchenyi baths. Hike through the Vienna Woods or bike through the Wachau Valley, where ruined castles, vineyards, and rolling hills line the banks of the Danube. Admire the works of Klimt and Schiele in Vienna's glamorous galleries, take in the festive atmosphere at Prague's Christmas markets, and walk across the romantic Charles Bridge as the sun sets over the Vltava The best local flavors: Sip a Melange in a cozy booth of a classic Viennese coffeehouse, sample local wine at a Hungarian vineyard, and kick back with a pint of pilsner at one of Prague's beer gardens Ideas for side trips from each city, including Liberec, Danube Bend, Lake Balaton, and the Kutná Hore Bone Church Honest insight from Budapest local Jennifer Walker and Prague local Auburn Scallon Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of each city Handy tools such as visa information, Hungarian, German, and Czech phrasebooks, and tips for traveling with children or as a senior Experience the best of these three cities at your own pace with Moon Prague, Vienna & Budapest. Exploring more of Europe's top spots? Check out Moon Rome, Florence & Venice or Moon Barcelona & Madrid.
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Prague Tales

are about me, myself, well, that's not so bad: at least when one speaks of oneself, one is passionate, well informed and specific. I can see she admires me. She keeps drawing my attention to talents or good qualities I exhibit.

Author: Jan Neruda

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789633864654

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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This is a collection of Jan Neruda's intimate, wry, bittersweet stories of life among the inhabitants of the Little Quarter of nineteenth-century Prague. These finely tuned and varied vignettes established Neruda as the quintessential Czech nineteenth-century realist, the Charles Dickens of a Prague becoming ever more aware of itself as a Czech rather than an Austrian city. Prague Tales is a classic by a writer whose influence has been acknowledged by generations of Czech writers, including Ivan Klíma, who contributes an introduction to this new translation.
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The Prague Sonata

I felt sorry for him myself. ... Jakub and Otylie, this Miss Langová and her brother, me myself, every single person in this world of Prague and far beyond—what were we all but pawns in a game of impossible brutality and lunacy?

Author: Bradford Morrow

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781611859379

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

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Pages of a weathered original sonata manuscript - the gift of a Czech immigrant living in Queens - come into the hands of Meta Taverner, a young musicologist whose concert piano career was cut short by an injury. The gift comes with the request that Meta find the manuscript's true owner - a Prague friend the old woman has not heard from since the Second World War forced them apart - and to make the three-part sonata whole again. Leaving New York behind for the land of Dvorák and Kafka, Meta sets out on an unforgettable search to locate the remaining movements of the sonata and uncover a story that has influenced the course of many lives, even as it becomes clear that she isn't the only one seeking the music's secrets.
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Prague

“Can do, me, myself. Vasya, not help needings me.” Still awkwardly holding himself, Vasya rushed for the door and headed quickly towards the end of the carriage. For some quite unexplainable reason, Jennifer soon found herself standing ...

Author: Morgan Bruce

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781681816821

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Eleven-year-old Vasya Gergiev suffers at the hands of monsters both in the house where he is held prisoner and on the streets of Prague. Taken from a Polish orphanage by Tomek Markovic, a minor player in a major child prostitution operation across Europe, Vasya undergoes the physical and mental anguish of sexual abuse. Undercover police officer Yuri Seminkov has managed to infiltrate the child smuggling organization headed by Markovic, his task being to arrange the purchase and sale of ‘merchandise’ that Markovic procures from orphanages. But until he can obtain enough evidence to put Markovic behind bars – or worse – Seminkov is powerless to aid the children that are forced into submission training sessions for Markovic’s clients. Vasya’s life is altered when he encounters a couple who, for their own reasons as well as his, decide to help him escape the brutality of his captor. But Tomek has other plans in store for the runaway, and it is up to Yuri to make sure Vasya will no longer fall victim to Tomek, his clients or anyone else.
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Cosmas of Prague

I allowed me myself and the Christian people to be polluted by touching hands with an unholy people, just as it is written: “He who touches the unclean, will be unclean” [Lv 22:5]; and “He who touches pitch will be defiled by it” [Sir ...

Author: Lisa Wolverton

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813226910

Category: History

Page: 307

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Me Myself My Pen

The Euro to spend in this beautiful state, The Czech Republic and Prague is my next stop, You can spend the koruna until you drop, Copenhagen is next, Denmark I Visit, The krone to spend, the Pasty Exquisite; Dominican Republic and ...

Author: Leonardo Etch

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145358238X

Category: Poetry

Page: 177

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A collection of urban poetry, from an everyday man from south east London. Some are funny, some thought provoking, some personal, some coded and some quizzical! I sincerely hope you enjoy reading my book as much as I had writing it. Best wishes, Leonardo Etch
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