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Closely Watched Trains - Penguin Classics

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A classic of postwar literature, a small masterpiece of humour, humanity and heroism from one of the best Czech writers For twenty-two-year-old Milos, bumbling apprentice at a sleepy Czech railway station, life is full of worries: his burdensome virginity, his love for the pretty conductor Masha, the scandalous goings-on in the station master's office. Beside them, the part he will come to play against the occupying Germans seems a simple affair, in Bohumil Hrabal's touching, absurd masterpiece of humour, humanity and heroism. Closely Watched Trains , which became the award-winning Jiri Menzel film of the 'Prague Spring', is a masterpiece that fully justifies Hrabal's reputation as one of the best Czech writers of the twentieth century.

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Authors Bohumil Hrabal, Edith Pargeter
Assisted by Edith Pargeter (Translation)
Publisher Penguin Books Uk
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.03.2017
EAN 9780241290224
ISBN 978-0-241-29022-4
No. of pages 96
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 5 mm
Series Penguin Classics
Modern Classics
Penguin Modern Classics
Penguin Modern Classics
Penguin Classics
Modern Classics
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Tschechische SchriftstellerInnen: Werke (div.)

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