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The Little Town Where Time Stood Still

Penguin Modern Classics

by Bohumil Hrabal Author · James Naughton Translator

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'Folks, life is beautiful! Bring on the drinks, I'm sticking around till I'm ninety! Do you hear?'

A young boy grows up in a sleepy Czech community where little changes. His raucous, mischievous Uncle Pepin came to stay with the family years ago, and never left. But the outside world is encroaching on their close-knit town - first in the shape of German occupiers, and then with the new Communist order. Elegiac and moving, Bohumil Hrabal's gem-like portrayal of the passing of an age is filled with wit, life and tenderness.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Publication Date:
2017
Series:
Penguin Modern Classics

Format

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  • Adobe EPUB eBook 1.2 MB

Bohumil Hrabal (Author)

Bohumil Hrabal (1914-1997) was born and raised in Brno in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After working as a railway labourer, insurance agent, travelling salesman, manual labourer, paper-packer and stagehand, he published a collection ...

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