Utz

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Viking, 1989 - Fiction - 154 pages
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Art collector Kaspar Utz takes refuge from the Gestapo horrors of World War II Prague, finding in his Meissen porcelains an exquisite reality and a counterfoil to his part-Jewish heritage

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

A fictional history of a man devoted to his figurines. And a mystery as to what happened to those figurines after he dies. We get a little glimpse of what Prague was like during the Cold War. Lyrical and luminescent, it left me a bit cold. Read full review

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User Review  - pessoanongrata - LibraryThing

Chatwin is a master of the miniature portrait (which is fitting considering the main charater, Utz, is a collector of miniature porcelain figures); both author and his character alike are obsessed with detail, objects, the meaning of possessing objects. A great little book. Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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