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Too Loud a Solitude
by Bohumil Hrabal

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Hantá is a paper crusher in Prague. He's a recluse obsessed with literature who has amassed rare and banned books. Initially self-published in 1976, due to political censorship, Too Loud a Solitude did not find formal publication until 1989. The work celebrates the indestructibility of ideas and the power of the written word. Hrabal's work was translated from Czech into English by Michael Henry Heim.

 

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