Too Loud a Solitude: A Novel

HMH, 27 apr. 1992 - 112 sidor
A fable about the power of books and knowledge, “finely balanced between pathos and comedy,” from one of Czechoslovakia’s most popular authors (Los Angeles Times).
A New York Times Notable Book
Haňtá 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. Haňtá 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 “irresistibly eccentric romp,” the author Milan Kundera has called “our very best writer today” celebrates the power and the indestructibility of the written word (The New York Times Book Review).

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This is my second book by Hrabal. I thought I Served the King of England was a masterpiece. This one, not. At first, it is just too depressing and repetitive as it tells the tale of a man who has ... Läs hela recensionen

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Ummm...not sure what to make of this. I'd read other works by Hrabal and enjoyed them very much. While this book had its moments, there certainly weren't very many of them. Its 98 pages long! I feel robbed by the publisher. A real disappointment. Läs hela recensionen

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Dohumil Hrabal (1914–1997) was a Czechoslovakian writer. He was the author of Closely Watched Trains, which gained an international audience both as a novel and as a film, and I Served the King of England.  

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