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    DescriptionFor gauche young apprentice Milos Hrma, life at the small but strategic railway station in Bohemia in 1945 is full of complex preoccupations. There is the exacting business of dispatching German troop trains to and from the toppling Eastern front; the problem of ridding himself of his burdensome innocence; and the awesome scandal of Dispatcher Hubicka's gross misuse of the station's official stamps upon the telegraphist's anatomy. Beside these, Milos's part in the plan for the ammunition train seems a simple affair. CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS, which became the award-winning Jiri Menzel film of the 'Prague Spring', is a classic of postwar literature, a small masterpiece of humour, humanity and heroism which fully justifies Hrabal's reputation as one of the best Czech writers of today.


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    Title
    Closely Observed Trains
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bohumil Hrabal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349101255
    ISBN 10: 0349101256
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC classification: PG
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    DC21: 891.86354
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    05 April 1990
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bohumil Hrabal was born in 1914 in Brno-Zidenice, Czechoslovakia. Receiving a degree in law, he worked as a stagehand, postman, clerk and baler of wastepaper. He later lived and wrote in Prague.
    Review quote
    A superb writer Julian Barnes A poignant, humorous tale NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW One of the most authentic incarnations of magical Prague; an incredible union of earthy humour and baroque imagination ... What is unique about Hrabal is his capacity for joy MILAN KUNDERA