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Closely Watched Trains
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Closely Watched Trains

Bohumil Hrabal, Edith Pargeter

Set during the Nazi occupation in WWII, a teenage railway trainee determined to lose his virginity, is driven to a suicide attempt and becomes a hero of the resistance.

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Mr Kafka
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Mr Kafka

Bohumil Hrabal

Enter the gas-lit streets of post-war Prague, the steelworks run by singed men, the covered market that smells of new-born babes, the cacophonous open-air dance hall.

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Too Loud a Solitude
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Too Loud a Solitude

Bohumil Hrabal

*A brilliant Kafka-esque novel about one man's resistance to a totalitarian regime (Czechoslovakia).

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Cutting It Short
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Cutting It Short

Bohumil Hrabal, James Naughton

Set in a small town in Czechoslovakia at the end of the War, this is the story of the wayward wife of a brewery manager. Maryska is wild and exuberant and almost impossible to control - like a charming but devilish child. The...

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The Little Town Where Time Stood Still
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The Little Town Where Time Stood Still

Bohumil Hrabal, James Naughton

Set in small town Bohemia between the wars, the two narratives of THE LITTLE TOWN WHERE TIME STOOD STILL are delightful and witty evocations of the passing of an age, and its effects upon a close knit community.

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Rambling on: An Apprentice's Guide to the Gift of the Gab
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Rambling on: An Apprentice’s Guide to the Gift of the Gab

Bohumil Hrabal, David Short

Novelist Bohumil Hrabal (1914-97) was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and spent decades working at a variety of laboring jobs before turning to writing in his late forties. This book offers a collection of stories that set in...

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I Served the King of England
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I Served the King of England

Bohumil Hrabal, Paul Wilson

In a comic masterpiece following the misadventures of a simple but hugely ambitious waiter in pre-World War II Prague, who rises to wealth only to lose everything with the onset of Communism, Bohumil Hrabal takes us on a...

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I Served The King Of England: Featuring an introduction by Adam Thirlwell
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I Served The King Of England: Featuring an introduction by Adam Thirlwell

Bohumil Hrabal, Adam Thirlwell

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ADAM THIRLWELLSparkling with comic genius and narrative exuberance, I Served the King of England is a story of how the unbelievable came true.

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Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age
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Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age

Bohumil Hrabal

This ebullient, gallivanting novel encapsulates the world vision of the Czech Republic's best-loved author in one tumbling, breathtaking sentence. Saints and sinners, emperors and embezzlers, barmaids and balalaikas all play their...

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Harlequin's Millions
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Harlequin’s Millions

Bohumil Hrabal, Stacey Knecht

A poignant, very funny novel full of unforgettable characters who reminisce about their changing country.

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Vita Nuova: A Novel
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Vita Nuova: A Novel

Bohumil Hrabal, Tony Liman, Andrew Baruch Wachtel

Showcases the author's bohemian intellectual life, and his relationship with Vladimir Boudnik.

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The Little Town Where Time Stood Still
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The Little Town Where Time Stood Still

Bohumil Hrabal, Josep Svorecky

Set in small town Bohemia between the wars, the two narratives of THE LITTLE TOWN WHERE TIME STOOD STILL are delightful and witty evocations of the passing of an age, and its effects upon a close knit community.

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Closely Observed Trains
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Closely Observed Trains

Bohumil Hrabal

For gauche young apprentice Milos Hrma, life at the small but strategic railway station in Bohemia in 1945 is full of complex preoccupations. There is the exacting business of dispatching German troop trains to and from the...

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Mr. Kafka: And Other Tales from the Time of the Cult
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Mr. Kafka: And Other Tales from the Time of the Cult

Bohumil Hrabal, Paul Wilson

Wonderful stories of Communist Prague by the masterly Bohumil Hrabal (The New Yorker)

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In-house Weddings
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In-house Weddings

Bohumil Hrabal, Tony Liman, Andrew Baruch Wachtel

Inspired by Mrs Tolstoy and Mrs Dostoevsky, whose biographies about their husbands have been published in Prague, the author presents his own autobiographical work, ostensibly fiction, from his wife's point of view. In this...

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Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp: An Interview-novel with Questions Asked and Answers Recorded by Laszlo Szigeti
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Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp: An Interview-novel with Questions Asked and Answers Recorded by Laszlo Szigeti

Bohumil Hrabal

Novelist Bohumil Hrabal (1914 97) was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia and spent decades working at a variety of laboring jobs before turning to writing in his late forties. From that point, he quickly made his mark on the Czech...

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In-house Weddings
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In-house Weddings

Bohumil Hrabal, Tony Liman, Andrew Baruch Wachtel

Inspired by Mrs Tolstoy and Mrs Dostoevsky, whose biographies about their husbands have been published in Prague, the author presents his own autobiographical work, ostensibly fiction, from his wife's point of view. In this...

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Closely Watched Trains
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Closely Watched Trains

Bohumil Hrabal eSkvoreckay, Edith Pargeter, Josef

Hrabal's postwar classic about a young man's coming of age in German-occupied Czechoslovakia is among his most popular works. Milos Hrma is a timid railroad apprentice who insulates himself with fantasy against a reality filled...

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The Death of Mr. Baltisberger
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The Death of Mr. Baltisberger

Bohumil Hrabal, Michael Henry Heim

English translation originally published under the title The death of Mr. Baltisberger. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1975.

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Gaps: A Novel
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Gaps: A Novel

Bohumil Hrabal, Tony Liman

Gaps begins with Hrabal receiving the long anticipated advance copy of his first short story collection, Perlicka na dne (Pearl of the Deep). Hrabal's career as a successful writer starts here, and the novel details his rise on...

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Millions D'Arlequin(les)
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Millions D'Arlequin(les)

Bohumil Hrabal

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