Too Loud a Solitude

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990 - 98 sidor
Hanta has been compacting trash for thirty-five years. Every evening he resues books from the jaws of his hydraulic press, carries them home, and fills his house with them. Hanta 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 baroque and winsome tale, Hrabal, whom Milan Kundera has called "our very best writer today, " celebrates the power and the indestructibility 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 (1990)

Hrabal worked as a lawyer, clerk, railwayman, traveling salesman, steelworker, and laborer before turning to literature in 1962. In his tragic-comic novels and short stories he concentrates on the everyday lives of ordinary people. Thomas Lask says, "Hrabal shows an offbeat, original mind, a fey imagination and a sure hand in constructing his tales" (N.Y. Times Bk. Review). Hrabal's novel Closely Watched Trains (1965) was made into an internationally successful movie.

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