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City Primeval: New York, Berlin, Prague (Litteraria Pragensia)

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CITY PRIMEVAL: NEW YORK, BERLIN PRAGUE is an anthology of undergrounds writing, art, film & photography that traces a cultural migration across three cities, from the defining historical moments of New York Post-Punk & No Wave, to the fall of the Berlin Wall & Reunification, to the Velvet Revolution & the Prague Renaissance. Assembled in this volume are personal documentar ...more
Kindle Edition, 554 pages
Published July 15th 2017 by Litteraria Pragensia Books
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This is a unique, strange, terrible and vital book, a compendium that nearly overwhelms with its amazing richness. A mad mix of memoir, dreams, documentary and photography, CITY PRIMEVAL offers a ramshackle but often vivid glimpse into the “underground/punk” scenes of New York, Berlin and Prague across the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

It is bound to interest anyone who has even minimal fluency in Western counterculture of the last half-century. More importantly, it should be regarded as an essential r
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Louis Armand is a writer and visual artist who has lived in Prague since 1994. He has worked as an editor and publisher, and as a subtitles technician at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and is an editor of VLAK magazine. He is the author of eight novels, including Breakfast at Midnight in 2012, "a perfect modern noir, presenting Kafka's Prague as a bleak, monochrome singularity of darkness, despai ...more

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