Czech Decadence in Prague: A Gothic Soul by Jiří Karásek ze Lvovic

An atmospheric piece of Czech Decadent writing, in which a nihilistic protagonist looks for meaning in life and compares his hopeless mindset to Prague, which he thinks of as a dead city. I picked up this translation at random whilst on holiday in Prague due to the title (and beautiful edition), and I’m glad I did. Lyrical and almost without plot, it won’t be for everyone, but this is a gothic novella that feels deeply connected to the city.