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The Resource Mr Kafka and other tales, Bohumil Hrabal ; translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson

Mr Kafka and other tales, Bohumil Hrabal ; translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson

Label
Mr Kafka and other tales
Title
Mr Kafka and other tales
Statement of responsibility
Bohumil Hrabal ; translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson
Title variation
Mister Kafka and other tales
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The stories capture a time when Czech Stalinists were turning society upside down, inflicting their social and political experiments on mostly unwilling subjects. These stories are set variously in the gas-lit streets of post-war Prague; on the raucous and dangerous factory floor of the famous Poldi steelworks where Hrabal himself once worked; in a cacophonous open-air dance hall where classical and popular music come to blows; at the basement studio where a crazed artist attempts to fashion a national icon; on the scaffolding around a decommissioned church. Hrabal captures men and women trapped in an eerily beautiful nightmare, longing for a world where humour and metaphysical escape can reign supreme
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1914-1997
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Hrabal, Bohumil
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Czech
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
Vintage classics
Target audience
adult
Label
Mr Kafka and other tales, Bohumil Hrabal ; translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 1965 as "Inzerat na dum, ve kterem uz nechci bydlet"
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
p225775827
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 142 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784871178
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225775827
  • (Sirsi) p225775827
Label
Mr Kafka and other tales, Bohumil Hrabal ; translated from the Czech by Paul Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in 1965 as "Inzerat na dum, ve kterem uz nechci bydlet"
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
p225775827
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xi, 142 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784871178
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225775827
  • (Sirsi) p225775827

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