Closely Observed Trains by Bohumil Hrabal

Closely Observed Trains

byBohumil Hrabal

Kobo ebook | June 5, 2014

Pricing and Purchase Info

$4.99

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

For 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.
Title:Closely Observed TrainsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 5, 2014Publisher:Little, Brown Book GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN:9990045581811

Reviews