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Attempting to go beyond the tourist cliche of Prague as the golden city this book seeks to bring out all the mystery ambiguity gloom lethargy and hidden fascination of the city on the Vltava Rippellino slips into the style of melodrama and ghost stories blending fact and fiction as he writes of the time of Rudolf II the alchemists the Jewish uarter the Golem the pubs Meyrink and Zech Dadaists and of Hasak and Kafka During his tour through the city Rippellino pauses to point out not only the sple. I ve stalled on this It s not so much a book as an organized obsession and in that respect it reminds me of those old timey encyclopedic behemoths like The Anatomy of Melancholy or Finnegans Wake that many people start but no sane reader ever finishes Magic Prague is the work of a scholarly magpie who stuffs his book with all sorts of curious lore about Czech culture Czech writers deranged Czech kings Czechs than a welfare office at the end of the month sorry sorryMy problem is I can t get that worked up about my own beloved city let alone some Mitteleuropean burg I associate with that cheese eating Ethan Hawke and all those cheese eating twits back in the 90s who headed there to write novels and sell contraband Levi s or whatever remember those people JerksAt least one or two GR reviewers try to give the impression that they ve actually read The Anatomy of Melancholy They are liars I don t know them but they re liars Big fat onesList of people I ve gratuitously slagged in this reviewRobert Burton James JoyceAngelo Maria RipellinoThe entire Czech nationWelfare recipientsEthan Hawke90s ex patsRandom GR membersFat peopleList of people I ve presumably pleased with this reviewUma Thurman

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Eft voor zijn tekst gebruik gemaakt van oa kronieken oude gei͏̈llustreerde tijdschriften jaarmarkt liedjes balladen spookverhalen lyrische verslagen van reizigers en van de fantasierijke overdrijving van drinkebroers in de kroeg Het boek geeft uitstekend de magische sfeer weer die de bezoeker van Praag treft als hij zich openstelt voor de culturele achtergrond van deze stad Met voortreffelijke index en bibliografie en voorzien van een aantal zwart witte illustraties© NBD Biblion NL Louis Smit. I wish someone would write something like this on Calcutta On reading from Page 9 in a dimly lit bus where Vil m Mr t k writesThe temptress continued to lure him she attracted him even when viewed from a distance she seemed to rest in darkness asleep in the arms of those who paid her the most She rustled behind his back accompanying the suffocating sighs of her insatiable lips with a dark rumbling and if incapable of anything else she reminded him with shrill cries that trains were approaching her body and ever new crowds ever new victims disappearing into her infinite womb I am reminded of Sunil Gangopadhyay s Calcutta and I discovered during a chance encounter in a bookstore once upon a time Calcutta is a dead weight on my heartI must destroy her before I goI shall seduce her away to Haldia portand feed her sweets spiked with arsenic Calcutta is a dead weight on my heartCalcutta counterfeits moonlight and has learntto mix thorns and gravelwith her kissesShe forgets to add sugar to tea like her tearsand has so many paramoursthat even at noon her thighs separateHow can I let you go my charmer so easilyto the Supreme Court at Delhi Insteadwhen dusk sets with perfume on my heartI shall clasp you with violenceand taxi down the strandYou shall twist to the music in a restaurantand slipping your sari off your shouldersrest two cameras on your breasts everyone will whistle and applaudThere is such music in your limbs you are like a brilliant lightin the mirror at your feetI could bring a virgin eulogy in verse from the south of the cityShall I offer you a lotus on a golden trayYou shall be murdered at midnightCalcutta where can you escape my clutchesYou cannot hide in Canning Street and if you run down the broken lanes of ChinatownI shall chase you like a leopardleaping across the traffic lights past miserable Burrabazardown Chowringhee the convalenscent s diet I shall pursue you My painful love like a strange phantomshall track you down with vengeanceWhere can you escape I shall turn back all the ships on the riverand switch on a powerful searchlight in the dark maidanto grab you by your throatBefore I escape I shall pour gunpowder in the secret ducts of yourbodyand light a match between your thighs rows of mansions will be flung in the air scatteringdebris everywhere all our lovemakingornaments the immortal universe of Chitpur shall be destroyedin an instantAs you have pushed me towards deathyou shall have to die with me


10 thoughts on “Praga magica

  1. says:

    Ripellino was a poet Slavicist translator of the great Russian Symbolists and Silver Agers Bely’s Petersburg into Italian A transmutation as heroic as any of Ulysses I hear tell and a servant of Czech letters whose devotion extended in one instance to the patient chaperoning of Věra Linhartová during her cognac confused dipsomaniacal descent on Rome Ripellino lived in Prague for some years after WWII became a student of its v

  2. says:

    I've stalled on this It's not so much a book as an organized obsession and in that respect it reminds me of those old timey encyclopedic behemoths like The Anatomy of Melancholy or Finnegans Wake that many people start but no sane reader ever finishes Magic Prague is the work of a scholarly magpie who stuffs h

  3. says:

    great tell of a city i went with this book to discover the mysteries of Prague just there were so many tourist around but the book is just beautifull

  4. says:

    I may be overreacting or hung over or just mesmerized to have found a 5 crown piece on my table last night and where did

  5. says:

    There's no doubt that Prague the Prague that I imagine anyway has had a strong influence on my writing I count Kafka Meyrink and Rilke all of

  6. says:

    A crazy all over book about or about the historical inner life almost secret life of a city steeped in mystery and weirdness and streets as knotted as the syntax of this sentence The author was obviously completely smitten with the city or let's just say totally obsessed and built a book filled with literay allusions myths histories and descriptions out of his obsessions and packratty scholarly nature It's one of those

  7. says:

    I wish someone would write something like this on Calcutta On reading from Page 9 in a dimly lit bus where Vilém Mrštík writesThe temptress continued to lure him; she attracted him even when viewed from a distance she seemed to rest in darkness asleep in the arms of those who paid her the most She rustled b

  8. says:

    Don't be fooled This is not a practical Lonely Planet guide that you suiz at on the plane there Ripellino has so much to offer you than that Envisage 'The Master and Margarita' with the kind of metaphorical reflection thinkers like Fernando Pe

  9. says:

    This book read like someone's college dissertation where they are attempting to make as many obscure references as they can in the hopes it will impress their professor

  10. says:

    Most Italians of a certain kind what kind I coudn't say hold this book among one of their cherished memories The book is good But come on guys

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