Paul Arndt

Rübezahl

Tales and Legends of the Spirit of the Mountains

The bearded Rübezahl lives in the Riesengebirge, the Giant Mountains with their snow-capped peaks; here, his moods and whimsies are...

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Johann Strauss

Vater und Sohn in Wort und Bild

Popularly known as the Waltz Kings, Johann Strauss I and II shaped the musical fortunes of Austria for almost a century. The father brought...

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Škoda

A Car That Made History

In one of the most fascinating technological success stories in the world, Škoda combines the traditions of a hundred-year-old motoring...

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Czech Cuisine

A Culinary Guide with photos and original recipes

Are halušky and škubánky a mystery to you? Have you ever heard of lívance and vdolky? Then you’re on the right track with this culinary tour...

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Prague Tales from the Little Quarter

Jan Neruda first unveiled his Prague Tales from the Little Quarter in 1878. These stories usher the reader back to the first half of the...

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The Golem

Once a generation a psychic epidemic sweeps through the Jewish Town with lightning speed, gripping the souls of the living for some purpose...

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Two Prague Stories

This book is sheer past. Homeland and childhood – both of them long remote – form its background. – Today I would not have written it this...

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The Trial

“Somebody must have defamed Josef K., for without having done anything wrong, he was arrested one morning. His landlady’s cook, who always...

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Prague

City of Dreams

This little booklet is a collection of the must-see sights of Prague: the lofty Castle, the famous Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square with...

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The Spanish Flu

A Story of the 1918 Pandemic

A hundred years ago, as the First World War came to an end after four brutal years, a lethal pandemic was gaining ground: the Spanish...

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Egon Schiele

An Illustrated Life

Egon Schiele had many faces: the exceptionally talented artistic genius; the sensitive creator of peaceful landscapes and the shameless...

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Klimt

An Illustrated Life

He is the Jugendstil master, the founder of the Vienna Secession; his paintings – which sell for record prices – and his lifestyle are the...

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Severin’s Journey into the Dark

A Prague Ghost Story

According to Prague-German author Paul Leppin (1878-1945), the streets of his home city “led one astray and ill fortune lurked on the...

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High Forest

In his masterpiece, the story High Forest, Adalbert Stifter describes the love of two sisters at the time of the Thirty Years’ War. At their...

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Folktales and Legends

Once upon a time, every river bend, every mountain peak and every church tower had its own story to tell; adventurers and pitch-burners...

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Last night at the café

Historical Images of Prague's Coffee Houses and Amusements

This lavish edition sweeps the reader into the lost world of old imperial Prague: it includes over a thousand historic photographs and...

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Prague

A Literary Guide through the Golden City

This fully revised edition of Kafka specialist Hartmut Binder’s stroll through Prague remains as useful as it is entertaining. It includes...

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Meditation

Kafka’s little meditations form something previously unknown in German literature; I know no model.

Hans Kohn in Selbstwehr (Dec. 20, 1912)

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