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Read online Total Fears: Selected Letters to Dubenka.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Total Fears: Selected Letters to Dubenka In these letters written to April Gifford between and but never sent Bohumil Hrabal chronicles the momentous events of those years as seen more often than not from the windows of his favorite pubs In his palavering style that has marked him as one of the major writers and innovators of post war European literature Hrabal gives a humorous and at times moving account of life in Prague under Nazi occupation communism and the brief euphoria following the revolution of when anything seemed possible even pink tanks Interspersed are fragmented memories of trips taken to Britain as he attempted to track down every location mentioned in Eliot s The Waste Land and the United States where he ends up in one of Dylan Thomas s haunts comparing the waitresses to ones he knew in Prague The result is a masterful blend of personal history and poetic prose by Bohumil Hrabal, James Naughton

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Number of Pages:204
Category:Czech literature, Non fiction, Literature
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Inspired by Mrs Tolstoy and Mrs Dostoevsky whose biographies about their husbands have now been published in Prague Bohumil Hrabal decided to produce his own autobiographical work ostensibly fiction from his wife s point of view He would write he said not a putdown about myself but a little bit of how it all was that marriage of ours with myself as a jewel and adornment of our life together br br The task taken up by such a rogue comic talent could be nothing other than strangely delightful and in i In House Weddings i the first of the trilogy that Hrabal produced we meet the author through the eyes of his wife Eliska She narrates his life from his upbringing in Nymburk through his work as a dispatcher in a train station and then in a scrap paper plant his first publication his trouble with the authorities and his association with notable artists and authors such as Jiri Kolar Vladimir Boudnik and Arnost Lustig Hrabal s bohemian life was itself a source of great interest to the Czech public transmuted here it is even more compelling a wry portrait of artistic life in postwar Eastern Europe and a telling reflection on how such a life might be recast in the light of literary brilliance, In these letters written to April Gifford between and but never sent Bohumil Hrabal chronicles the momentous events of those years as seen more often than not from the windows of his favorite pubs In his palavering style that has marked him as one of the major writers and innovators of post war European literature Hrabal gives a humorous and at times moving account of life in Prague under Nazi occupation communism and the brief euphoria following the revolution of when anything seemed possible even pink tanks Interspersed are fragmented memories of trips taken to Britain as he attempted to track down every location mentioned in Eliot s The Waste Land and the United States where he ends up in one of Dylan Thomas s haunts comparing the waitresses to ones he knew in Prague The result is a masterful blend of personal history and poetic prose, Includes i The Little Town Where Time Stood Still i and i Cutting It Short i br br In the s Europe is tangoing to the tune of a new age but in rural Czechoslovakia Maryska dances to a rhythm all her own In a town dominated by a somber municipal brewery she is a colorful and rather alarming apparition speeding through the quiet village on her bicycle her long tempestuous hair billowing behind her Not even her husband Francin the brewery manager can control her as Maryska shocks the populace with her scandalous behavior and incurs the disapproval of a proper little town that is blissfully unaware of the cataclysmic world events into which it is about to be engulfed As World War II draws to a close and communism looms on the horizon Maryska and her town appear to have survived unscathed But subtle changes begin to appear in Maryska and her family and most noticeably at the brewery where the new political order creates tensions that tear through the social fabric of the town in ways that Maryska in her wildest days could not possibly have imagined The two linked narratives brought together in The Little Town Where Time Stood Still comprise Bohumil Hrabal s poignant and witty evocation of the passing of an era and display a master writer at the height of his powers as he creates in an enchanting fictional work an elegy for a nation that is no more, Jest to niekonwencjonalna powie inspirowana postaci grafika abstrakcjonisty Vladimira Boudnika opowie o przyja ni i wsp lnych poszukiwaniach nowych r de inspiracji w knajpach na ulicy w r d zwyczajnych ludzi a tak e historia narodzin hrabalowskiej estetyki i wizji wiata Opatrzona przez autora podtytu em Teksty pedagogiczne przez kilkana cie lat funkcjonowa a w obiegu niezale nym Drugie wydanie legendarnej ksi ki wybitnego czeskiego pisarza