A comic, picaresque novel set against the backdrop of twentieth-century Czech history, about the rise and fall of an ambitious busboy in Prague.
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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.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Czech
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Book Description Vintage, 6-4, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Fast shipping with a tracking #. Ships from the US. International shipping may take longer due to customs. ; 7.80 X 4.90 X 0.60 inches; 256 pages; New. Bookseller Inventory # 508316
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Book Description Vintage 1990-11-27, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. The pages of this books are clean and unmarked. There is very some wear. Book has bends and minor crease to cover. Some minor water damage. Bookseller Inventory # 109620
Book Description Vintage, 1990. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In a comic masterpiece following the misadventures of a simple but hugely ambitious waiter in pre-World War II Prague, who rises to wealth only to lose everything with the onset of Communism, Bohumil Hrabal takes us on a tremendously funny and satirical trip through 20th-century Czechoslovakia. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0679727868