Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp: An Interview-novel With Questions Asked And Answers Recorded By László Szigeti by Bohumil HrabalPirouettes on a Postage Stamp: An Interview-novel With Questions Asked And Answers Recorded By László Szigeti by Bohumil Hrabal

Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp: An Interview-novel With Questions Asked And Answers Recorded By…

byBohumil Hrabal

Hardcover | November 24, 2008

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Novelist Bohumil Hrabal (1914–97) was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia and spent decades working at a variety of laboring jobs before turning to writing in his late forties. From that point, he quickly made his mark on the Czech literary scene; by his death he was ranked with Jaroslav Hašek, Karel Capek, and Milan Kundera as among the nation’s greatest twentieth-century writers. Known for writing about political questions with humor and vivid expressiveness, Hrabal also was given to experimentation—his early novel Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age, for example, consists of a single extended sentence.
Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp carried Hrabal’s experimentation to the field of autobiography. On its surface a verbatim record of an oral interview conducted by Hungarian journalist László Szigeti, the book confuses and confounds with false starts, digressions, and philosophical asides. Yet despite all the games and distractions, Hrabal’s personality shines through, compelling and unforgettable, making Pirouette on a Postage Stamp an unexpected treat for any lover of Czech literature. 
László Szigeti is a Hungarian writer and activist based in Slovakia.
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Title:Pirouettes on a Postage Stamp: An Interview-novel With Questions Asked And Answers Recorded By…Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:November 24, 2008Publisher:Karolinum Press, Charles UniversityLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8024614472

ISBN - 13:9788024614472

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Table of Contents

Translator’s Foreword

The Interview

P.S.

Index

Other Works by Hrabal

Editorial Reviews

“Bohumil Hrabal embodies as no other the fascinating Prague. He couples people’s humor to baroque imagination.”