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Publisher Northwestern Univ Pr
Publication date December 29, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780810115927
ISBN-10 0810115921
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $19.00
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Winner, 1998 PEN Center USA West Award for Translation

Josef Hirsal's experimental novel is a Dada-like romp through the life of a young man born into a Bohemian peasant family. Told in five parts, A Bohemian Youth begins with a word to the wise, moves on to the text, continues with notes and with notes to the note, and ends with a note on the notes to the notes.

More than just a tongue-in-cheek parody of a literary memoir, A Bohemian Youth is a glimpse of the First Czechoslovak Republic as seen through the eyes of a young peasant from the provinces. Abounding in intimate details--the manners of a servant girl, the habits of the town homosexual, the sounds of popular music; the way people eat in wartime--Hirsal's novel is a wrenching and hilarious tale of a young man's emotional and sexual awakening.


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9780810115927 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $19.00
About: Winner, 1998 PEN Center USA West Award for Translation Josef Hirsal's experimental novel is a Dada-like romp through the life of a young man born into a Bohemian peasant family.

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