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Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age

Bohumil Hrabal


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PUBLISHED: 6th August 2009
ISBN: 9780099540625
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This ebullient, gallivanting novel encapsulates the world vision of the Czech Republic's best-loved author in one tumbling, breathtaking sentence. Saints and sinners, emperors and embezzlers, barmaids and balalaikas all play their part in the bawdy reminiscences of Hrabal's cobbler as he charms an audience of young beauties.
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  • Paperback
    $22.35
PUBLISHED: 6th August 2009
ISBN: 9780099540625
ANNOTATION:
This ebullient, gallivanting novel encapsulates the world vision of the Czech Republic's best-loved author in one tumbling, breathtaking sentence. Saints and sinners, emperors and embezzlers, barmaids and balalaikas all play their part in the bawdy reminiscences of Hrabal's cobbler as he charms an audience of young beauties.

Annotation

This ebullient, gallivanting novel encapsulates the world vision of the Czech Republic's best-loved author in one tumbling, breathtaking sentence. Saints and sinners, emperors and embezzlers, barmaids and balalaikas all play their part in the bawdy reminiscences of Hrabal's cobbler as he charms an audience of young beauties.

Publisher Description

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ADAM THIRLWELLThis ebullient, gallivanting novel encapsulates the world vision of the Czech Republic's best-loved author in one tumbling, breathtaking sentence. Saints and sinners, emperors and embezzlers, barmaids and balalaikas all play their part in the bawdy reminiscences of Hrabal's cobbler as he charms an audience of young beauties.

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'Hrabal has invented some of the most memorable characters in world literature' Los Angeles Times This ebullient, gallivanting novel encapsulates the world vision of the Czech Republic's best-loved author in one tumbling, breathtaking sentence.Saints and sinners, emperors and embezzlers, barmaids and balalaikas all play their part in the bawdy reminiscences of Hrabal's cobbler as he charms and audience of young beauties. See also: Life A User's Manual

Author Biography

Bohumil Hrabal was born in 1914 in Brno-Zidenice, Moravia. He received a degree in Law from Prague's Charles University, and lived in Prague since the late 1940s. In the 1950s he worked as a manual laborer in the Kladno ironworks, from which he drew inspiration for his "hyper-realist" texts he was writing at that time. He won international acclaim for such books as I Served the King of England and Too Loud a Solitude. Hrabal is considered, along with Jaroslav Hasek and Karel Capek, as one of the greatest Czech writers of the 20th century, and perhaps the most important in the post-war period. In February 1997 he flew out of his hospital window never to return.

Review

Hrabal has invented some of the most memorable characters in world literature Los Angeles Times First-hand experience informs Hrabal's work with a wonderful detail, irascibility and charm Los Angeles Times The beauty of Hrabal's book is how he is able to make this tightly-wound object move...what Hrabal has created is an informal history of the indomitable Czech spirit. And perhaps...the human spirit The Times

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A European classic of comic literature brought back into print after 5 years of unavailability.

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"The beauty of Hrabal's book is how he is able to make this tightly-wound object move...what Hrabal has created is an informal history of the indomitable Czech spirit. And perhaps...the human spirit"

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A European classic of comic literature brought back into print after 5 years of unavailability

Product Details

Author
Bohumil Hrabal
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0099540622
ISBN-13
9780099540625
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
112
Illustrations
Illustrations
Short Title
DANCING LESSONS FOR THE ADVD I
Language
English
Series
Vintage Classics
Translator
Michael Henry Heim
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Translated from
Czech
Publication Date
2009-08-06
Audience
General/Trade
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