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Too loud a solitude

Bohumil Hrabal

Too loud a solitude

by Bohumil Hrabal

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Books and reading,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBohumil Hrabal ; translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim
    SeriesHarvest in translation, Harvest in translation
    ContributionsHeim, Michael Henry
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPG5039.18.R2 P713 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination98 pages
    Number of Pages98
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27186730M
    ISBN 100156904586
    ISBN 109780156904582
    OCLC/WorldCa31513902

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Too loud a solitude by Bohumil Hrabal Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Too Loud a Solitude" is autobiographical -- and self-exemplary -- to the extent that Hrabal's numerous years as a manual laborer (including a stint as a wastepaper compacter) were not a "waste" of his own aptitudes; here, as in other of his works, he has turned the dross of toil and everyday language into something quite by: 9.

Indeed, Too Loud a Solitude is a book of contrasts of this sort: Haňt’a, the wise fool, the intellectual simpleton, who decorates his bails of wastepaper with art and rare books, like flowers in the barrels of guns; Haňt’a, the ‘refined butcher’, the cultured artist and the destroyer of culture/5(K).

"Too Loud a Solitude" is autobiographical -- and self-exemplary -- to the extent that Hrabal's numerous years as a manual laborer (including a stint as a wastepaper compacter) were not a "waste" of his own aptitudes; here, as in other of his works, he has turned the dross of toil and everyday language into something quite valuable/5(97).

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The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Bohumil Hrabal. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of 98 pages and is available in Paperback format/5. Too Loud a Solitude | Hrabal Bohumil, Heim Michael Henry | download | B–OK. Download books for free.

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Maybe I'll read it again today. The book is about a man whose job is crushing books. It is a book about loving books and destroying books, about love and. Too loud a solitude by Bohumil Hrabal; 1 edition; First published in There's no description for this book yet.

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Too Loud a Solitude After seeing glowing reviews of the works of Bohumil Hrabal, I thought I would read one of his books. Expect to see several more posts on his works over the next few months—I thoroughly enjoyed Too Loud a Solitude. From Chapter One of “Too Loud a Solitude” (A Harvest Book/Harcourt Brace) by Bohumil Hrabal.

Translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim. Used by kind permission of the publisher. A fable about the power of books and knowledge, “finely balanced between pathos and comedy,” from one of Czechoslovakia’s most popular authors (Los Angeles Times).

A New York Times Notable Book Haňtá has been compacting trash for thirty-five years. Every evening, he rescues books from the jaws of his hydraulic press, carries them home, and fills his house with them/5(16). ― Bohumil Hrabal, Too Loud a Solitude “If a book has anything to say, it burns with a quiet laugh, because any book worth its salt points up and out of itself.” ― Bohumil Hrabal, Too Loud a Solitude Cited by: 9.

Too Loud a Solitude is a story with resonance beyond the Communist bloc, however. It is not only books that are crushed in this book but individuality.

Hanta is made obsolete by the more efficient new press, by a process more efficient but less human. This may have been a critique of the Czechoslovak government, but it could equally be levelled at “free” societies today. Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K).

You’ll find Too Loud a Solitude most congenial if you’re a bookish and curious sort, or a very patient listener. If you like what you’ve heard of Hrabal’s voice, this book is a fine place. TOO LOUD A SOLITUDE is a tender and funny story of Hant'a - a man who has lived in a Czech police state - for 35 years, working as compactor of wastepaper and books.

In the process of compacting, he has acquired an education so unwitting he can't quite tell which of his thoughts are his own and which come from his books/5(76).

― Bohumil Hrabal, quote from Too Loud a Solitude “Because when I read, I don't really read; I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth and suck it like a fruit drop, or I sip it like a liqueur until the thought dissolves in me like alcohol, infusing brain and heart and coursing on.

Too Loud a Solitude的书评 (全部 条) 热门 And I huddle in the lee of my paper mountain like Adam in the bushes and pick up a book, and my eyes open panic-stricken on a world other than my own, because when I start reading I'm somewhere completely different, I'm in /10(28). Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews.

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Set in Prague at a time of communist censorship, Too Loud a Solitude is the story of Hanta an old hermit of a man who has spent his life compacting wastepaper and books. Hanta tells his own story in first person throughout the novel, meandering through his .Too Loud a Solitude Bohumil Hrabal, Author, Michael Henry Heim, Translator Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P $ (98p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

So begins Too Loud A Solitude, a slim novel by Czech author Bohumil Hrabal. The plot of the novel is rather simple; Hanta, an old man, has been operating a giant compactor for thirty-five years. He rescues rare books, which he reads and hoards in his house.