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.
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|author||Chatwin, Bruce, 1940-1989.|
|display_description||Art collector Kaspar Utz takes refuse 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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|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Chatwin, B|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|record_details||ils:.b10766303|Book|Books||English|Penguin Books,|1989, ©1988.|154 pages ; 20 cm.|
|subject_facet||Collectors and collecting -- Fiction, Czechoslovakia -- Fiction|
|title_full||Utz / Bruce Chatwin|
|topic_facet||Collectors and collecting|