Utz by Bruce Chatwin

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Published by Cape in London .

Written in English

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StatementBruce Chatwin.
The Physical Object
Pagination154p. ;
Number of Pages154
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22370759M
ISBN 100224026089

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The book's treatment of Czechoslovakia is fascinating, Utz himself is a pleasure of a character, the book is light and funny, and there's a sequence Chatwin's passages on the pleasure and insanity of collecting (particularly the intense negotiation scene) were some of my favorites, though I don't know how well they'd translate to the collective /5.

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BC met Utz in Prague in and they spent altogether hours together.4/5(52). --Robert Utz book, The New York Times Book Review "Utz wonderfully depicts that sad, romantic city of Prague, the ham-handedness of East European politics, a small gallery of deftly drawn characters.

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