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Hrabal, Bohumil 1914-1997

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Closely watched trains by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

166 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 1,585 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 )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,050 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
I served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 843 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 )

62 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 718 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 )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 607 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
Ik heb de koning van Engeland bediend by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

168 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Praagse piccolo van klein postuur probeert hogerop te komen in de hotelbranche
Harlequin's millions : a fairy tale by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 458 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"--
The little town where time stood still ; and, Cutting it short by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

42 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 420 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 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postřižiny by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

63 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een klein dorp in Bohemen na de Eerste Wereldoorlog wonen enkele wonderlijke mensen
Verkaufe Haus, in dem ich nicht mehr wohnen will Roman in sieben Erzählungen by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

75 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 272 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" "
Gaps : a novel by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

49 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derde deel van de autobiografische romantrilogie van de Tsjechische schrijver (1914-1997), over de jaren zestig toen hij als schrijver doorbrak. Vervolg op 'Trouwpartijen' en 'Vita Nuova'
Di ceng de zhen zhu by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

42 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 166 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
Die Bafler. Erzählungen by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

44 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 158 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
Closely watched trains by Jiří Menzel( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in Czech and held by 153 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
In-house weddings by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

50 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Něžný barbar : pedagogické texty by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

42 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee bevriende Tsjechische kunstenaars weigeren zich aan te passen aan het communistische regime
Moritaten und Legenden by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

36 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in 9 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réunit huit textes qui ont été inspirés par la littérature populaire et assemblés à la manière d'un collage surréaliste
Skřivánci na niti Larks on a string( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Czech and held by 140 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
Listopadový uragán by Bohumil Hrabal( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres écrites en 1989, dans lesquelles l'auteur relate sa tournée dans les universités des Etats-Unis (Ithaca, Détroit, Chicago, Cornnell, Urbano, Ann Arbor, etc.) et les événements angoissants puis heureux qui se déroulent, la même année, en Tchécoslovaquie
 
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Bohumil Hrabal czech bookwriter and writer

Bohumil Hrabal czeski pisarz

Bohumil Hrabal scrittore ceco

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

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بهومیل هرابال نویسنده اهل جمهوری چک

بوهومېل هرابال

보후밀 흐라발

フラバル, ボフミル

ボフミル・フラバル

博胡米爾·赫拉巴爾

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Ostře sledované vlaky = Closely watched trainsI served the King of EnglandDancing lessons for the advanced in ageToo loud a solitudeIk heb de koning van Engeland bediendHarlequin's millions : a fairy taleThe little town where time stood still ; and, Cutting it shortGaps : a novelClosely watched trains