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I Served The King Of England By Bohumil Hrabal

I Served The King Of England by Bohumil Hrabal

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ADAM THIRLWELL

'Our very best writer today' Milan Kundera

Sparkling with comic genius and narrative exuberance, I Served the King of England is a story of how the unbelievable came true.

I Served The King Of England Summary

I Served The King Of England: Featuring an introduction by Adam Thirlwell by Bohumil Hrabal

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ADAM THIRLWELL

'Our very best writer today' Milan Kundera

Sparkling with comic genius and narrative exuberance, I Served the King of England is a story of how the unbelievable came true. Its remarkable hero, Ditie, is a hotel waiter who rises to become a millionaire and then loses it all again against the backdrop of events in Prague from the German invasion to the victory of Communism. Ditie's fantastic journey intertwines the political and the personal in a narrative that both enlightens and entertains.

I Served The King Of England Reviews

The fantasising and storytelling deliver a body blow of total irreverence to the solemn mythopoeia of monumental historiography * Times Literary Supplement *
Hrabal bounces and floats. His mode is a sort of dancing realism, somewhere between fairytale and satire.He is a most sophisticated novelist, with a gusting humour and a hushed tenderness of detail. We should read him -- Julian Barnes
Well worth reading * The Book Magazine *
A master of rueful comedy and tender eroticism, Hrabal was, for all his eccentricity, a major figure in 20th-century world literature. -- Jonathan Coe

About Bohumil Hrabal

Bohumil Hrabal was born in 1914 in Brno-Zidenice, Moravia. He received a degree in Law from Prague's Charles University, and lived in Prague since the late 1940s. In the 1950s he worked as a manual laborer in the Kladno ironworks, from which he drew inspiration for his "hyper-realist" texts he was writing at that time. He won international acclaim for such books as I Served the King of England and Too Loud a Solitude. Hrabal is considered, along with Jaroslav Hasek and Karel Capek, as one of the greatest Czech writers of the 20th century, and perhaps the most important in the post-war period. In February 1997 he flew out of his hospital window never to return.

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GOR002028440
9780099540939
0099540932
I Served The King Of England: Featuring an introduction by Adam Thirlwell by Bohumil Hrabal
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2009-08-06
288
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