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The Little Town Where Time Stood Still By Bohumil Hrabal

The Little Town Where Time Stood Still by Bohumil Hrabal

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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.

The Little Town Where Time Stood Still Summary

The Little Town Where Time Stood Still by Bohumil Hrabal

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 Hrabal creates a range of enchanting and memorable characters - confirming his status as one of Europe's greatest writers.

The Little Town Where Time Stood Still Reviews

Glorious . . . Hrabal combines good humour and hilarity with tenderness and a tragic sense of his country's history * OBSERVER *
There are pages of queer magic unlike anything else currently being done with words * GUARDIAN *
Hrabal is a most sophisticated novelist, with a gusting humour and a hushed tenderness of detail * Julian Barnes *
Czechoslovakia's greatest living writer * Milan Kundera *
Here two comic tales of provincial life between the wars combine broad humour with minutely detailed description to produce a feverish energy. Enchanting. * Time Out *
This vivid and hilarious portrait of Czech villagers between the Wars, beery, eccentric and bursting with life, puts one in mind both of Czechoslovakia's greatest novel, Hasek's THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEIK and one of our own classics, Sterne's TRISTAM SHANDY. * Vogue *
This book offers a series of charming, richly descriptive vignettes set in a small town. * Scotland on Sunday *

About Bohumil Hrabal

Bohumil Hrabal was born in 1914 in what was Czechoslovakia. Receiving a degree in law, he worked as a stagehand, postman, and baler of wastepaper. He later lived and wrote in Prague and became internationally known for his books, CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS being made into a hugely successful movie of the same name by Jiri Menzel. He died in 1997.

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The Little Town Where Time Stood Still by Bohumil Hrabal
Used - Very Good
Little, Brown Book Group
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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