By Rudolf Mrazek
When Mrázek begun his interviews, he anticipated to debate phenomena comparable 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 earlier with evocative depictions in their late-twentieth-century atmosphere. He brings to endure insights from thinkers together with Walter Benjamin, Bertold Brecht, Le Corbusier, and Marcel Proust, and from his early life in Prague, one other city with its personal event of passages and revolution. Architectural and spatial tropes manage the ebook. Thresholds, windowsills, and sidewalks come to appear extra apt as descriptors of ancient transitions than colonial and postcolonial, or sleek and postmodern. Asphalt roads, houses, study rooms, fences, and home windows set up circulation, perceptions, and selves when it comes to others. A definite Age is a portal into questions on how the previous informs the current and the way ancient debts are necessarily partial and incomplete.
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A Certain Age: Colonial Jakarta through the Memories of Its Intellectuals (a John Hope Franklin Center Book) by Rudolf Mrazek