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“Franz Kafka was Prague and Prague was Franz Kafka”, Johannes Urzidil once wrote. And indeed, following the traces of Kafka’s life, your way leads right into the heart of the old royal seat on the Moldau River .
Every fiber of Kafka’s being was rooted in Prague ’s soil, everywhere in his works the city and its people shine forth between the lines. This compact guide invites its readers into Kafka’s world. It teaches you to see Prague as Kafka saw it.
Packed with concise texts and more than 150 historical illustrations, this guidebook has become a Prague classic in its own right: Always up-to-date, for many years and through many editions, it has been the standard reference for all those who are willing to let themselves be guided and carried away: by the poet Franz Kafka and by the Golden Prague of about a hundred years ago.
• "An unbelievable treasure trove of historic political events, of cultural history and quotations from Kafka’s works is opened up when Harald Salfellner begins to narrate.”
• “Franz Kafka and Prague by Harald Salfellner is by far the best of several works on that subject”.
Richard Burton, Prague. Cities of the Imagination