By Rudolf Mrazek
When Mrázek started his interviews, he anticipated to debate phenomena akin to the transition from colonialism to postcolonialism. His interviewees, in spite of the fact that, desired to proportion extra own memories. Mrázek illuminates their tales of the prior with evocative depictions in their late-twentieth-century atmosphere. He brings to undergo insights from thinkers together with Walter Benjamin, Bertold Brecht, Le Corbusier, and Marcel Proust, and from his formative years in Prague, one other city with its personal adventure of passages and revolution. Architectural and spatial tropes arrange the e-book. Thresholds, windowsills, and sidewalks come to appear extra apt as descriptors of old transitions than colonial and postcolonial, or glossy and postmodern. Asphalt roads, houses, study rooms, fences, and home windows manage move, perceptions, and selves relating to others. A definite Age is a portal into questions on how the prior informs the current and the way historic debts are unavoidably partial and incomplete.
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