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Closely Watched Trains

by Bohumil Hrabal and Edith Pargeter

Paperback, 85 pages, Northwestern Univ Pr, List Price: $17 |


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Bohumil Hrabal and Edith Pargeter

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Translated from Bohumil Hrabal's native Czech, the novel follows a young man during the period in which Nazis occupied Czechoslovakia. Milos Hrma recovers from attempted suicide as a clerk trainee for the railroad, dealing with the dark comedy of bureaucracy as he comes of age against the backdrop of World War II.