The Little Town Where Time Stood Still
  • 出版社New York Review of Books
  • 出版語言English
  • 出版日期 (格式: 2012/02/28)2015/06/30
  • 尺寸12.7 x 20.1 x 1.8 cm
  • 頁數320頁
  • 裝幀平裝
  • 重量(千克)0.42kg
  • ISBN9781590178409


The Little Town Where Time Stood Still

"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 Mary ka, the flamboyant wife of Francin, who manages the local brewery. Mary ka 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 Mary ka 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."
Bohumil Hrabal (28 March 1914 – 3 February 1997) was a Czech writer, regarded by many Czechs as one of the best writers of the 20th century.