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Hrabal worked as a lawyer, clerk, railwayman, traveling salesman, steelworker, and laborer before turning to literature in 1962. In his tragic-comic novels and short stories he concentrates on the everyday lives of ordinary people. Thomas Lask says, "Hrabal shows an offbeat, original mind, a fey imagination and a sure hand in constructing his tales" (N.Y. Times Bk. Review). Hrabal's novel Closely Watched Trains (1965) was made into an internationally successful movie. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Too Loud a Solitude 1,458 copies, 44 reviews
I Served the King of England 1,270 copies, 27 reviews
Closely Watched Trains 943 copies, 25 reviews
Total Fears: Letters to Dubenka 131 copies, 3 reviews
Cutting It Short 124 copies, 1 review
In-House Weddings 105 copies, 2 reviews
Vacant Lot/Gaps 74 copies
The Gentle Barbarian 71 copies, 1 review
All My Cats 38 copies, 2 reviews
Jan Reich : Praha (Text) 36 copies, 1 review
Joyful Blues/Beautiful Sadness 34 copies, 2 reviews
Palaverers 32 copies
Cassius's Evening Fairytales 29 copies, 1 review
Verpletterde schoonheid 27 copies, 1 review
Praagse ironie 26 copies, 1 review
Drie rabiate legendes 13 copies, 1 review
Drie novellen 12 copies
Opere scelte 12 copies
Tři novely 8 copies, 1 review
Házimurik 7 copies
Beste Karel 6 copies
Básnění 4 copies
Pink Cavalier 3 copies
Spazi vuoti 3 copies
Každý den zázrak 3 copies, 1 review
Búvópatakok 3 copies
Poetry Clubs 3 copies, 1 review
Bar Świat 2 copies
Pabeni 2 copies
A Lost Alley 2 copies
Home Work 2 copies
Muj svet 2 copies
Prague 2 copies
HOVORY LIDÍ 1 copy, 1 review
Masinuta 1 copy
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