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Intro -- CONTENTS -- 1 THE ST BERNARD INN -- 2 A MOONLIT NIGHT -- 3 MR METHIE -- 4 A FERAL COW -- 5 A GRAND PIANO RABBIT HUTCH -- 6 JUMBO -- 7 MAZÁNEK'S WONDER -- 8 THE SNOWDROP FESTIVAL -- 9 FRIENDS -- 10 FINING SALAMI -- 11 LELI -- 12 BEATRICE -- 13 LUCY AND POLLY -- 14 THE FEAST -- 15 IONIC MAN -- 16 HAIR LIKE PIVARNÍK'S -- 17 THE MAID OF HONOUR -- 18 ADAGIO LAMENTOSO -- 19 AN APPRENTICE'S GUIDE TO THE GIFT OF THE GAB -- AFTERWORD -- TRANSLATOR'S NOTES.
Bohumil Hrabal (1914-97) has been ranked with Jaroslav Hašek, Karel Capek, and Milan Kundera as among the greatest twentieth-century Czech writers. Hrabal's fiction blends tragedy with humor and explores the anguish of intellectuals and ordinary people alike from a slightly surreal perspective. Rambling On is a collection of stories set in Hrabal's Kersko that depicts the hilariously absurd atmosphere of a tiny cottage community in the heart of a forest in the middle of totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Several of these stories were rejected by the Communist censors during the 1970s; this first English translation features the original, uncensored versions.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.