Closely Watched Trains (Paperback)
Northwestern University Press, 9780810112780, 85pp.
Publication Date: March 9, 1995
Hrabal's postwar classic about a young man's coming of age in German-occupied Czechoslovakia is among his most popular works. Milos Hrma is a timid railroad apprentice who insulates himself with fantasy against a reality filled with cruelty and grief. After receiving acclaim as a novel, Closely Watched Trains was made into a successful film that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film of 1967.
About the Author
Bohumil Hrabal (Czech pronunciation: [ˈboɦumɪl ˈɦrabal]) (28 March 1914, Brno - 3 February 1997, Prague) was a Czech writer, regarded as one of the best writers of the 20th century.