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Bohumil Hrabal: A Full-Length Portrait
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Bohumil Hrabal: A Full-Length Portrait

Jiri Pelan, David Short

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All My Cats
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All My Cats

Bohumil Hrabal

A literary master's story about the aggravations and great joys of cats, from a most sophisticated novelist, with a gusting humor and a hushed tenderness of detail (Julian Barnes)

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All My Cats
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All My Cats

Bohumil Hrabal

A literary master's story about the aggravations and great joys of cats, from a most sophisticated novelist, with a gusting humor and a hushed tenderness of detail (Julian Barnes)

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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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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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Too Loud a Solitude
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Too Loud a Solitude

Bohumil Hrabal

A short novel by Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal, this eccentric romp celebrates the indestructability--against censorship and political oppression--of the written word.

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The Gentle Barbarian
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The Gentle Barbarian

Bohumil Hrabal, Paul Wilson (New Directions)

An unforgettable portrait of a major pioneering artist, by Czechoslovakia's greatest writer (Milan Kundera)

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Why I Write?: The Early Prose from 1945 to 1952
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Why I Write?: The Early Prose from 1945 to 1952

Bohumil Hrabal

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Closely Watched Trains
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Closely Watched Trains

Bohumil Hrabal, Edith Pargeter

At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher's apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a...

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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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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, Vaclev Kadlec

Hrabal s books are distinctive witness to the life of ordinary people only at first glance. In the book, Rambling on await the reader stories set in the popular Hrabal s Kersko. The book was filmed in 1983 by Jiri Menzel.

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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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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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Dancing Lessons For The Advanced
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Dancing Lessons For The Advanced

Bohumil Hrabal, Adam Thirlwell, Michael Henry Heim

Rake, drunkard, aesthete, gossip, raconteur extraordinaire: the narrator of Bohumil Hrabal's rambling, rambunctious masterpiece Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age is all these and more.

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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

From the flamboyant and unpredictable Maryska, who scandalises the town when she cuts short her golden tresses, to the eccentric Uncle Pepin, who always has to have a ready supply of furniture to smash when he's angry, Bohumil...

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Total Fears: Selected Letters to Dubenka
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Total Fears: Selected Letters to Dubenka

Bohumil Hrabal, James Naughton

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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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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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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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Bohumil Hrabal: Composer Un Monde Blessant a Coups de Ciseaux Et de Gomme Arabique
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Bohumil Hrabal: Composer Un Monde Blessant a Coups de Ciseaux Et de Gomme Arabique

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

Bohumil Hrabal, Michael He Heim

A collection of 14 stories which are hard-edged yet possess warmth and humour. Their subjects are drinking, motorcycling and palavering .

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