It has taken me over ten years to research and write Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History, the sequel to The Coasts of Bohemia (Princeton University Press 1998). On the weekend I received an advance bound proof copy. It felt good!
656 pages, 62 illustrations, cloth $35.00/£24.95, Princeton University Press Spring 2013.
“A triumph! Sayer’s indispensable work is at once magisterial and puckish, authoritative and subversive, intellectually dense and brilliantly accessible.” Michael Beckerman, New York University
“This is a fascinating and brilliantly written narrative that combines elements of literary guide, biography, cultural history, and essay. Writing with warm engagement, and drawing on his detailed knowledge of Czech literature, art, architecture, music, and other fields, Derek Sayer provides a rich picture of a dynamic cultural landscape.” Jindřich Toman, University of Michigan