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Hrabal, Bohumil 1914-1997

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Closely watched trains by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

154 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,458 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
I served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

167 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,239 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
Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trains by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

40 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy-drama about a young trainmaster employed in a tiny station during World War II. He becomes involved in a plot to blow up a German ammunition train, but when the plan backfires, he is forced to commit the ultimate act of courage
Too loud a solitude by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

75 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,011 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
Rambling on : an apprentice's guide to gift of the gab : short stories by Bohumil Hrabal( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 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
Dancing lessons for the advanced in age by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

76 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 795 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
Czech and Slovak short stories; selected, translated, and with an introduction by Jeanne W. Nemcová by Jeanne Němcová( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little town where time stood still ; and, Cutting it short by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

48 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1930s Europe is tangoing to the tune of a new age, but in rural Czechoslovakia golden-haired Maryska dances to a rhythm all her own. Not even her husband, Francin the brewery manager, can control her as Maryska shocks the populace with her scandalous behavior, and incurs the disapproval of a sheltered little town that is blissfully unaware of the cataclysmic world events that are about to engulf it. As World War II draws to a close, Maryska and her neighbors appear to have survived unscathed, but the new Communist political order creates tensions that tear through the social fabric in previously unimaginable ways. The Little Town Where Time Stood Still is Bohumil Hrabal's poignant, hilarious evocation of the passing of an era and the sweetness of love, lust, and life"--
The death of Mr. Baltisberger by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 285 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. --
Les palabreurs : nouvelles by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

53 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 236 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
Postřižiny by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

59 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 229 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
Inzerát na dům, ve kterém už nechci bydlet by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

62 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 212 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" "
Sebrané spisy Bohumila Hrabala by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in Czech and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 162 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
Slavnosti sněženek by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 154 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
Skřivánci na niti = Larks on a string by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mitte der 50er Jahre. Der Schrottplatz eines Hüttenkombinats bei Kladno dient als Umerziehungslager für "bourgeoise Elemente" und Feinde des Systems. Die einstigen Werte - vom Christus am Kreuz bis zur Schreibmaschine - werden zu Maschinen für den sozialistischen Aufbau umgeschmolzen. [...] Ein zwischen poetischer Gestaltung, überzeugender humaner Parteinahme und folkloristischen Momenten angelegtes filmisches Meisterwerk, das mit subtil-subversivem Humor die Fassaden von Politik und Ideologie durchlöchert. Virtuos verbinden sich bissige politische Kommentare mit warmherziger Sympathie für die Menschen." []
Schöntrauer by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaps : a novel by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moi qui ai servi le roi d'Angleterre by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un serveur de restaurant traverse l'histoire - depuis les années 20 jusqu'aux purges du stalinisme - en inconscient, indifférent à la guerre, à l'arrivée des communistes au pouvoir, à un monde extérieur oppressant. Ayant enfin atteint la richesse, seule la reconnaissance sociale le préoccupe
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trains
I served the King of EnglandOstře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trainsToo loud a solitudeDancing lessons for the advanced in ageThe little town where time stood still ; and, Cutting it shortHarlequin's millions : a fairy taleCutting it short ; and, the little town where time stood stillGaps : a novel
Alternative Names
Bohumil Hrabal cseh író

Bohumil Hrabal czech bookwriter and writer

Bohumil Hrabal czeski pisarz

Bohumil Hrabal écrivain tchèque

Bohumil Hrabal scrittore ceco

Bohumil Hrabal tjeckisk författare

Bohumil Hrabal tjekkisk skribent

Bohumil Hrabal tschechischer Schriftsteller

Bohumil Hrabal Tsjechisch schrijver

Bohumil Hrabal tsjekkisk skribent

Bohumils Hrabals

Chrabal, Bochumil 1914-1997

Furabaru, Bofumiru 1914-1997

Grabal, Bogumil, 1914-1997

Helaba'er 1914-1997

Helaba̕er, Bohumi̕er 1914-1997


Hrabal, .. 1914-1997

Hrabal Bohumil

Hrabal, Bohumil, 1914-

Hrabalas Bohumilas

Hrabalas, Bohumilas 1914-1997

Hrabals, Bohumils 1914-1997

Kilián, Bohumil František 1914-1997

Μπόχουμιλ Χράμπαλ

Багуміл Грабал

Богуміл Грабал

Бохумил Храбал

Грабал Б.

Грабал Богумил

Грабал, Богумил 1914-1997

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بهومیل هرابال نویسنده اهل جمهوری چک

بوهوميل هرابال

بوهومېل هرابال

보후밀 흐라발

흐라발, 보후밀 1914-1997

흐라발, 보흐밀 1914-1997

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赫拉巴爾 1914-1997

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