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The Little Town Where Time Stood Still

 
 
Author
Bohumil Hrabal. James Naughton, trans. Joshua Cohen, intro.
Publisher New York Review Books  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9781590178409
Pages/Publication Date 302/2015
Daedalus Item Code 59426
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Europe tangoes to the tune of a new age in the 1930s, though in rural Moravia, golden-haired Maryska dances to a rhythm of her own, in Czech author Bohumil Hrabal's 1993 novel, presented here in a fine New York Review of Books edition. Not even Francin, the brewer, can control his wife, as Maryska shocks the populace with her scandalous behavior and incurs the disapproval of a sheltered little town that is blissfully unaware of the impending cataclysm of World War II. Years later, Maryska and her neighbors seem to have survived relatively unscathed—but the new Communist order creates tensions that tear through the social fabric in previously unimaginable ways. Hrabal's poignant, hilarious tale evokes of the passing of an era and the sweetness of love, lust, and life.

"A concluding elegy for times past and gone that ranks with the most sweetly moving ever—period. Lyric, poetic, political novels so entirely filled with imagination and life—and tears—that they burst wonderfully and gloriously at the seams."—Kirkus Reviews

 
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