Rambling On: An Apprentice's Guide to the Gift of the Gab

Rambling On: An Apprentice's Guide to the Gift of the Gab

by Bohumil Hrabal
     
 


Hrabal’s books are distinctive witness to the life of ordinary people only at first glance. In the book, Rambling on await the reader stories set in the popular Hrabal’s Kersko. The book was filmed in 1983 by Jirí Menzel.
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Hrabal’s books are distinctive witness to the life of ordinary people only at first glance. In the book, Rambling on await the reader stories set in the popular Hrabal’s Kersko. The book was filmed in 1983 by Jirí Menzel.
 

Editorial Reviews

World Literature Today

"Beautifully illustrated. . . . The stories humorously portray the surreal surroundings of a miniscule mountain community in the midst of a totalitarian regime, creating an exquisite fusion of calamity and comedy."
Mookse and Gripes

"The characters . . . ah, these creations are wonderful. . .  . The stories are funny and often frivolous, but they also take on a serious and bittersweet tone when broken dreams of what might have been come into play. . . . This collection would be an excellent starting point for a reader wanting an introduction to Hrabal's writing. Very highly recommended."
Los Angeles Review of Books - Meghan Forbes

"An excellent introduction to the great Czech writer, in both content and form: the book is beautifully bound into a cloth cover and features an impressive number of collages by Jirí Grus that illustrate magnificently the whimsy of Hrabal’s prose. The book is a delight to hold and to read."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788024623160
Publisher:
Karolinum Press, Charles University
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
1,493,715
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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