Closely Watched Trains

Closely Watched Trains


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Closely Watched Trains by Bohumil Hrabal, Edith Pargeter

Hrabal's postwar classic about a young man's coming of age in German-occupied Czechoslovakia is among his most popular works. Milos Hrma is a timid railroad apprentice who insulates himself with fantasy against a reality filled with cruelty and grief. After receiving acclaim as a novel, Closely Watched Trains was made into a successful film that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film of 1967.

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ISBN-13: 9780810112780
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 03/09/1995
Series: European Classics Series
Edition description: Translated
Pages: 85
Sales rank: 391,285
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Bohumil Hrabal (Czech pronunciation: [ˈboɦumɪl ˈɦrabal]) (28 March 1914, Brno – 3 February 1997, Prague) was a Czech writer, regarded as one of the best writers of the 20th century.

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