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Last Bell (Paperback) (Johannes Urzidil)

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A maid who is unexpectedly left her wealthy employers' worldly possessions, when they flee the country after the ****** occupation; a loyal bank clerk, who steals a Renaissance portrait of a Spanish noblewoman, and falls into troublesome love with her; a middle-aged travel agent, who is perhaps the least well-travelled man in the city and advises his clients from what he has read in books, anxiously awaits his looming honeymoon; a widowed villager, whose 'magnetic' (or perhaps 'crazy') twelve-year-old daughter witnesses a disturbing event; and a tiny village thrown into civil war by the disappearance of a freshly baked cheesecake - these stories about the tremendous upheaval which results when the ordinary encounters the unexpected are vividly told, with both humour and humanity. This is the first ever English publication of these both literally and metaphorically enchanting Bohemian tales, by one of the great overlooked writers of the twentieth century.
Number of Pages: 189
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Pushkin Collection
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Johannes Urzidil
Language: English
Street Date: April 25, 2017
TCIN: 51568009
UPC: 9781782272397
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-2294
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