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Bohumil Hrabal – Closely Observed Trains

from p22
The station master opened the door into his own office hopefully displaying the beautiful Persian carpet with its red and blue flowers, the mahogany table, the palm spreading its leaves like an umbrella, the Turkish smoking table, the stools, but the Traffic Chief only shook his head,
“Like master, like man,” he said.
Bohumil Hrabal – Closely Observed Trains
Translated by Edith Parteger
Release Date: April 1990
Publisher: Abacus
Format: Paperback
Length: 96 Pages
Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 23 August, 2018
Extract from the comment by User, on Amazon.
He died in the late 1990’s possibly by suicide and had to struggle through the long oppression of the communist regime with many of his books having to be smuggled out to be published.

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