Coverart for item
The Resource From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Švejk : a dictionary of Czech popular culture, by Andrew Roberts

From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Švejk : a dictionary of Czech popular culture, by Andrew Roberts

Label
From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Švejk : a dictionary of Czech popular culture
Title
From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Švejk
Title remainder
a dictionary of Czech popular culture
Statement of responsibility
by Andrew Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Svejk, this cultural dictionary is an intimate look at a people affectionately known for their storytelling humor (tlachani), suspicion of authority, and peaceful demeanor. Instead of the "greats" of Czech arts and letters that appear in standard histories or references, it describes such things as popular songs, movie stars, famous athletes, traditional dishes, and children's games that are second nature to every Czech." "In a country boasting the highest per capita consumption of beer (a bottle a day for every man woman and child), and where you once needed a handful of bony (coupons for imported goods) to buy a pair of Levi's, the Czech Republic today is a modern country of educated Europeans centered around Prague - one of the world's most beautiful capital cities. These contradictions all find a home in A Dictionary of Czech Popular Culture." "From Brno to Zizkov, Jan Hus to Vaclav Havel, this wry and stimulating collection of over 600 entries marks the first attempt at sewing together the patchwork of Czech culture with the hope of showing what is hezky cesky (nicely Czech) to the world at large." "The dictionary is supplemented by over thirty lists on such topics as the most popular Czech song, novel, athlete, and food. It also includes other primary documents like historical calendars, school-leaving exams, and communist slogans."--Jacket
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Andrew Lawrence
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Popular culture
  • Czech Republic
  • Massenkultur
  • Tschechische Republik
Label
From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Švejk : a dictionary of Czech popular culture, by Andrew Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Table of Contents; Preface; A Short Guide to Czech Pronunciation; A Brief Chronology of Czech History; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V, W; Z; List of Tables; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn191937666
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423735854
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2bbx71
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191937666
Label
From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Švejk : a dictionary of Czech popular culture, by Andrew Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 197) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Table of Contents; Preface; A Short Guide to Czech Pronunciation; A Brief Chronology of Czech History; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V, W; Z; List of Tables; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn191937666
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 207 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423735854
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2bbx71
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191937666

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...