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Hrabal, Bohumil 1914-1997

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Most widely held works by Bohumil Hrabal
Ostře sledované vlaky Closely watched trains by Jiří Menzel ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,047 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 )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 862 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
Too loud a solitude by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
17 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 713 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
Dancing lessons for the advanced in age by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 562 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
Closely watched trains by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
7 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Closely watched trains; a film by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
9 editions published between 1965 and 1981 in English and Czech and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The little town where time stood still ; and, Cutting it short by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 343 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 )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Closely watched trains by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 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
Closely watched trains ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1984 in Czech and held by 166 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
Ostře sledované vlaky by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
47 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skřivánci na niti Larks on a string ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in Czech and held by 120 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
Closely observed trains: a film by Jiri Menzel and Bohumil Hrabal by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inzerát na dům, ve kterém už nechci bydlet by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
37 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 116 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 )
30 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 Dinge lernt der böhmische Hotel-Pikkolo, bevor er anderes erlernt: dass er nichts hören und sehen darf, aber alles hören und sehen muss. Er will aufsteigen in heilloser Zeit (1930-1950), wird reich und schuldig, sühnt und lebt erst recht
Tanzstunden für Erwachsene und Fortgeschrittene by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
24 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une trop bruyante solitude by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in French and Czech and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Depuis trente-cinq ans, Hanta écrase de vieux livres sous une presse hydraulique. Il écrase, il boit, il soliloque en déambulant dans les rues de Prague. Cette culture qu'il est chargé de détruire, il s'est donné pour mission de la sauver. Dans l'avalanche de livres qui se déversent dans sa cave, il fait son choix, arrachant les uns à la mort, réservant à d'autres un traitement plus digne que celui auxquels ils étaient promis. Ce faisant, il est bien loin d'atteindre les normes qui lui sont imposées
Cutting it short ; and, The little town where time stood still by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 101 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
Sebrané spisy Bohumila Hrabala by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
30 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in Czech and German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále by Bohumil Hrabal ( Book )
26 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in Czech and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chrabal, Bochumil, 1914-1997
Furabaru, Bofumiru, 1914-1997
Helaba'er, Bohumi'er, 1914-1997
Hrabal.
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Hrabal, Bohumil
Hrabalas, Bohumilas, 1914-1997
Hrabals, Bohumils, 1914-1997
Грабал, Богумил, 1914-1997
フラバル, ボフミル
Languages
Czech (252)
English (103)
German (52)
French (13)
Slovak (3)
Swedish (2)
Spanish (1)
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