Too Loud a Solitude

Abacus, 1993 - 98 sidor

TOO LOUD A SOLITUDE is a tender and funny story of Hant'a - a man who has lived in a Czech police state - for 35 years, working as compactor of wastepaper and books. In the process of compacting, he has acquired an education so unwitting he can't quite tell which of his thoughts are his own and which come from his books. He has rescued many from jaws of hydraulic press and now his house is filled to the rooftops. Destroyer of the written word, he is also its perpetuator.

But when a new automatic press makes his job redundant there's only one thing he can do - go down with his ship.

This is an eccentric romp celebrating the indestructability- against censorship, political opression etc - of the written word.

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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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Originally published in 1976 in then Czechoslovakia (before the peaceful dissolution into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993), “Too Loud a Solitude” is a somewhat sad tale about a humble man ... Läs hela recensionen

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Om författaren (1993)

Bohumil Hrabal was born in 1914 in Brno-Zidenice, Czecholovakia. He died in 1995.

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