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Closely Watched Trains - (European Classics) by Bohumil Hrabal (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 85

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: General

Series Title: European Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Author: Bohumil Hrabal

Language: English

Street Date: March 9, 1995
TCIN: 77829871
UPC: 9780810112780
Item Number (DPCI): 247-15-9909


Hrabal's postwar classic about a young man's coming of age in German-occupied Czechoslovakia is among his most beloved and accessible works. Closely Watched Trains is the subtle and poetic portrait of Milos Hrma, a timid young railroad apprentice who insulates himself with fantasy against a reality filled with cruelty and grief. Day after day as he watches trains fly by, he torments himself with the suspicion that he himself is being watched and with fears of impotency. Hrma finally affirms his manhood and, with a sense of peace and purpose he has never known before, heroically confronts a trainload of Nazis.
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