From the flamboyant and unpredictable Maryska, who scandalises the town when she cuts short her golden tresses, to the eccentric Uncle Pepin, who always has to have a ready supply of furniture to smash when he's angry, Bohumil Hrabal creates a range of enchanting and memorable characters - confirming his status as one of Europe's greatest writers.
TOO LOUD A SOLITUDE is a tender and funny story of Hant'a - a man who has lived in a Czech police state - for 35 years, working as compactor of wastepaper and books. In the process of compacting, he has acquired an education so unwitting he can't quite tell which of his thoughts are his own and which come from his books. He has rescued many from jaws of hydraulic press and now his house is filled to the rooftops. Destroyer of the written word, he is also its perpetuator. But when a new automatic press makes his job redundant there's only one thing he can do - go down with his ship. This is an ... continue
Desde hace treinta y cinco años, Haňťa trabaja en una trituradora de papel destruyendo libros y reproducciones de cuadros. En cada una de las balas de papel que prepara conviven libros, litografías, ratoncillos aprisionados y su propio esfuerzo. Pero para él, esos libros son mucho más que papel para prensar: son toneladas de saber que la humanidad ha ido acumulando a lo largo de los siglos y que Hanta ha ido adquiriendo con su trabajo. Mientras deambula por Praga, repasa su vida a la vez que reflexiona sobre las enseñanzas de los grandes maestros, Lao Tse, Ni... continue