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‘It was win­ter the first time I saw Prague, the city blan­keted with snow and glis­ten­ing in the sun­light of an un­sea­son­ably bright late Jan­uary. Per­haps it is the snow that in­ten­si­fies the si­lence of the city in th­ese, my ear­li­est mem­o­ries of it. Prague’s si­lence is more a pres­ence than an ab­sence. The sounds of the traf­fic, the voices in the streets, the tolling of bells and the chim­ing of in­nu­mer­able pub­lic clocks …’

JOHN BANVILLE,

PRAGUE PIC­TURES: POR­TRAITS OF A CITY (2015)

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