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The Little Town Where Time Stood Still: Cutting It Short
By Joshua Cohen (introduced by), James Naughton (trans) and Bohumil Hrabal
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Publisher New York Review of Books
Publication date June 30, 2015
Pages 302
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781590178409
ISBN-10 1590178408
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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The Little Town Where Time Stood Still contains two linked narratives by the incomparable Bohumil Hrabal, whom Milan Kundera has described as “Czechoslovakia’s greatest writer.” “Cutting It Short” is set before World War II in a small country town, and it relates the scandalizing escapades of Maryška, the flamboyant wife of Francin, who manages the local brewery. Maryška drinks. She rides a bicycle, letting her long hair fly. She butchers pigs, frolics in blood, and leads on the local butcher. She’s a Madame Bovary without apologies driven to keep up with the new fast-paced mechanized modern world that is obliterating whatever sleepy pieties are left over from the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. “The Little Town Where Time Stood Still” is told by Maryška and Francin’s son and concerns the exploits of his Uncle Pepin, who holds his own against the occupying Nazis but succumbs to silence as the new post–World War II Communist order cements its colorless control over daily life. Together, Hrabal’s rousing and outrageous yarns stand as a hilarious and heartbreaking tribute to the always imperiled sweetness of lust, love, and life. 



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9781590178409 | details & prices | 302 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The Little Town Where Time Stood Still contains two linked narratives by the incomparable Bohumil Hrabal, whom Milan Kundera has described as “Czechoslovakia’s greatest writer.

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