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Hrabal, Bohumil 1914-1997

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Closely watched trains by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

92 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Milos Hrma, a young railway junior dispatcher and signalman returning to work at a minor but strategically important Czech railway station. Milos has been away for three months, recuperating from a suicide attempt, and is warmly welcomed back by Station Master Lansky and Dispatcher Hubicka. The year is 1945, the Germans have lost command of the air-space over the town, but it remains an important rail hub for them and certain key transport trains are nominated by the German high command for "close surveillance" to ensure that they are not delayed by signals failures or problems on the lines
Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trains by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexual problems of an apprentice guard at a sleepy rural railway station during World War II are balanced by the exploits of the station guard resolved to do as little work as possible. The authority figure, the station master, is eccentrically ineffectual. Although the Resistance ultimately beckons, this tragic-comic tale with its distinctively wry humour, adapted by the author from his stream-of-consciousness novel, was the culmination of an anti-heroic trend in the 'New Czech cinema' of the sixties. Menzel's film has a clear political sub-text - the placing of the private concerns of the hero ahead of ideology or politics (a colleague has spoken of Menzel's identification with his hero) was itself a political gesture winning the film an Oscar and prohibition after the Soviet invasion in 1968
I served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the experiences of Ditie, who rises from busboy to hotel owner in World War II Prague, and whose life is shaped by the fate of his country before, during, and after the conflict
Dancing lessons for the advanced in age by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

42 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Czech novel written in one long sentence. Its protagonist is an old shoemaker who approaches several women on a beach and proceeds to regale them with stories from his life, some wise, some funny, some wicked. By the author of Closely Watched Trains
Too loud a solitude by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hanta has been compacting trash for thirty-five years. Every evening he rescues books from the jaws of his hydraulic press, carries them home, and fills his house with them. Hanta may be an idiot, as his boss calls him, but he is an idiot with a difference--the ability to quote the Talmud, Hegel, and Lao-tzu. In this baroque and winsome tale, Hrabal, celebrates the power and the indestructibility of the written word."--Back cover
The little town where time stood still ; and, Cutting it short by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small town in Bohemia between the two world wars, these two narratives are evocations of the passing of an age, and its effects upon a close-knit community. From the flamboyant and unpredictable Maryska, who scandalizes the town when she cuts her golden hair short, to the eccentric Uncle Pepin, who always has to have a ready supply of furniture to smash when he's angry, the author has created a range of enchanting and memorable characters
The death of Mr. Baltisberger by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlequin's millions : a fairy tale by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the writer whom Milan Kundera called Czechoslovakia's greatest contemporary writer comes a novel (now in English for the first time) peopled with eccentric, unforgettable inhabitants of a home for the elderly who reminisce about their lives and their changing country. Written with a keen eye for the absurd and sprinkled with dialogue that captures the poignancy of the everyday, this novel allows us into the mind of an elderly woman coming to terms with the passing of time. --
Vends maison où je ne veux plus vivre : récits by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

66 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knížka sedmi povídek (Kafkárna, Divní lidé, Anděl, Ingot a ingoti, Zrada zrcadel, Prokopnutý buben, Krásná Poldi), o níž říká autor sám, že "je konstatováním jisté situace, která se nazývá "obdobím kultu osobnosti" "
Ich habe den englischen König bedient : Roman by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forholdene i Tjekkoslovakiet fra 1920'erne til efter 2. verdenskrig, skævt og tvetydigt fortalt af en opportunistisk tjener, der har erhvervet sig menneskeforstand ved at servere i de fineste kredse
Cutting it short ; and, the little town where time stood still by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small town in Bohemia between the two world wars, these two narratives are evocations of the passing of an age, and its effects upon a close-knit community. From the flamboyant and unpredictable Maryska, who scandalizes the town when she cuts her golden hair short, to the eccentric Uncle Pepin, who always has to have a ready supply of furniture to smash when he's angry, the author has created a range of enchanting and memorable characters
Postřižiny by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La voix de Maryska, la narratrice et aussi la mère de l'auteur, restitue une petite ville de Bohême du début des années 1920 : la brasserie voisine, la malterie, le germoir ... Et surtout le couple mal assorti que forment Maryska et Francin
Zhong mo de ren men by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dvanáct povídek z rozmanitých prostředí a vzpomínkami prolínajících přítomnost s minulostí. Jsou namířeny k oslnění čtenáře kupením protikladných situací, nálad a překvapivým střídáním namnoze groteskně vystupňovaných dějů
Di ceng de zhen zhu by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

32 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kniha povídek, literární prvotina autora, jenž prošel řadou zaměstnání. Čtenáře uvádí do méně známých anebo nově viděných životních a pracovních prostředí a dává mu zažít "radost z ohromující události objevení perly na dně člověka" pronikáním k pravému, často v hrubé skořápce ukrytému jádru každodenních lidí
Skřivánci na niti = Larks on a string( Visual )

7 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While serving time for desertion and taking steps toward re-education, a rag-tag group of junkyard workers unite as a young couple decides to marry. Even the prison guards can't resist this romance as the wedding and on-site honeymoon unfold in a series of plot twists
Moritaten und Legenden by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soubor povídek, které na pozadí starých morytátů, tj. krvavých vražedných výjevů a událostí, a starých legend vyprávějí a groteskně komolí příběhy dnešních dnů (Morytát, který napsali čtenáři, Legenda o Egonu Bondym a
Městečko ve kterém se zastavil čas by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in French and Czech and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un enfant, ou plutôt un ancien enfant, se souvient du temps de l'innocence. Une suite d'épisodes héroï-comiques dans une petite ville de Tchécoslovaquie avant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Humour cruel, vigueur paillarde et étrangeté proche du fantastique, comme l'écrit Evelyne Pieiller dans ##Le Monde## du 22 novembre 1985, p. 20, s'allient dans cette chronique de conteur virtuose. Pour M. Kundera, B. Hrabal marie "l'humour plébéien et l'imagination baroque."
Slavnosti sněženek by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soubor povídek, v nichž se autor vrací do krajiny svého mládí a s poezií, nadsázkou i groteskou přibližuje kerské polesí a zpodobuje příběhy jeho rázovitých venkovanů
Svatby v domě by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rambling on : an apprentice's guide to gift of the gab : short stories by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bohumil Hrabal (1914-97) has been ranked with Jaroslav Ha¿Łek, Karel Capek, and Milan Kundera as among the greatest twentieth-century Czech writers. Hrabal's fiction blends tragedy with humor and explores the anguish of intellectuals and ordinary people alike from a slightly surreal perspective. Rambling On is a collection of stories set in Hrabal's Kersko that depicts the hilariously absurd atmosphere of a tiny cottage community in the heart of a forest in the middle of totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Several of these stories were rejected by the Communist censors during the 1970s; this first Eng
 
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Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trains
Alternative Names
Bohumil Hrabal czech bookwriter and writer

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Bohumil Hrabal tjeckisk författare

Bohumil Hrabal tjekkisk skribent

Bohumil Hrabal tschechischer Schriftsteller

Bohumil Hrabal Tsjechisch schrijver

Bohumil Hrabal tsjekkisk skribent

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Μπόχουμιλ Χράμπαλ

Багуміл Грабал

Богуміл Грабал

Бохумил Храбал

Грабал, Богумил

Грабал, Богумил 1914-1997

Բոհումիլ Հրաբալ

بهومیل هرابال نویسنده اهل جمهوری چک

بوهومېل هرابال

보후밀 흐라발

흐라발, 보후밀 1914-1997

흐라발, 보흐밀 1914-1997

フラバル, ボフミル

ボフミル・フラバル

博胡米爾·赫拉巴爾

赫拉巴爾, 1914-1997

Languages
Czech (377)

English (122)

German (71)

Polish (32)

French (28)

Spanish (24)

Chinese (16)

Italian (12)

Hungarian (10)

Croatian (7)

Slovak (4)

Hebrew (4)

Basque (2)

Slovenian (2)

Serbian (1)

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Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trainsI served the King of EnglandDancing lessons for the advanced in ageToo loud a solitudeThe little town where time stood still ; and, Cutting it shortHarlequin's millions : a fairy taleCutting it short ; and, the little town where time stood still