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A close watch on the trains

Bohumil Hrabal

A close watch on the trains

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Published by Cape in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated by Edith Pargeter.
SeriesCape editions,, 16
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4.H87 Cl, PG5039.18.R2 Cl
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p.
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5676280M
ISBN 100224613758
LC Control Number68140244
OCLC/WorldCa467967


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Closely Watched Trains Sometimes film can help change the political landscape, but it can also work the other way around. With the onset of a somewhat more lenient ruling body in the s, Czechoslovakian directors were able, for the first time ever, to comment on the often harsh realities of Czech life without being tossed in jail for their.

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