Search Results: "Bohumil Hrabal"


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I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND by Bohumil Hrabal
Released: March 24, 1989

A poetic-symbolic narrative—woven as if with bright threads of Beckett, Dylan Thomas, and Kafka—tells the rags-to-riches (and back to rags) life-story of a Czech hotel waiter from the mid-30's to the near present. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE TOWN WHERE TIME STOOD STILL by Bohumil Hrabal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Lyric, poetic, political novels so entirely filled with imagination and life—and tears—that they burst wonderfully and gloriously at the seams."
From the popular Czech writer (I Served the King of England, 1989; Too Loud a Solitude, 1990), two more novels filled with wit, life, hyperbole, history—and pathos. Read full book review >

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DANCING LESSONS FOR THE ADVANCED IN AGE by Bohumil Hrabal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"No reader will demur."
From the irrepressible Czech writer Hrabal (I Served the King of England, 1989; Too Loud a Solitude, 1990) comes this pocket- sized, single-sitting love-letter to a worldand to a lifegone by. Read full book review >

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HARLEQUIN'S MILLIONS by Bohumil Hrabal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"An enchanting novel, full of life, about the end of life."
The late Czech novelist, both banned and renowned in his homeland, offers a uniquely compelling blend of parable, fantasy, social realism and testament to the power of storytelling. Read full book review >

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MR. KAFKA by Bohumil Hrabal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The bleak humor of the surrealism finds a crack in the Iron Curtain."
An often powerful and occasionally unnerving collection of stories from a half-century ago. Read full book review >