By Rudolf Mrazek
When Mrázek started his interviews, he anticipated to debate phenomena comparable to the transition from colonialism to postcolonialism. His interviewees, even though, desired to proportion extra own reminiscences. Mrázek illuminates their tales of the previous 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 early life in Prague, one other city with its personal event of passages and revolution. Architectural and spatial tropes arrange the e-book. Thresholds, windowsills, and sidewalks come to appear extra apt as descriptors of ancient transitions than colonial and postcolonial, or smooth and postmodern. Asphalt roads, houses, school rooms, fences, and home windows set up flow, perceptions, and selves when it comes to others. A sure Age is a portal into questions about how the previous informs the current and the way old debts are unavoidably 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