Utz

Description

An elegant novel set in Prague about the possibility of freedom in an unfree state, from the acclaimed author of The Songlines and In Patagonia Utz collects Meissen porcelain with a passion. His collection, which he has protected and enlarged through both World War II and Czechoslovakia's years of Stalinism, numbers more than 1,000 pieces, all crammed into his two-room Prague flat. Utz is allowed to leave the country each year, and although he has considered defection, he always returns. He cannot take his precious collection with him, but he cannot leave it, either. And so Utz is as much owned by his porcelain as it is owned by him, as much of a prisoner of the collection as of the Communist state. A fascinating, enigmatic man, Kaspar Utz is one of Bruce Chatwin's finest creations. And his story, as delicately cast as one of Utz's porcelain figures, is unforgettable.

Details

Author(s)
Bruce Chatwin
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 10.92mm | 145g
Publication date
01 Dec 1989
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Reissue
ISBN10
0140115765
ISBN13
9780140115765
Bestsellers rank
791,966

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