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Closely Watched Trains (book)

  • Czech: Ostre sledovane vlaky
  • Type: Mezzobula
  • Length: 85 pages

Closely Watched Trains is a mezzobula, a fictional work that is shorter that a novel, by Czech author Bohumil Hrabal. - AsNotedIn

By this year, the year 'forty-five, the Germans had already lost command of the air-space over our little town. Over the whole region, in fact, and for that matter, the whole country. The dive-bombers were disrupting communications to such an extent that the morning trains ran at noon, the noon trains in the evening, and the evening trains during the night, so that now and then it might happen that an afternoon train came in punctual to the minute, according to the time-table, but because it was the morning passenger train running four hours late.
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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1965/00/00 Bohumil Hrabal Author Closely Watched Trains - published
1965/00/00 Cesky spisovatel Publisher Closely Watched Trains - published

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Particulars for Closely Watched Trains (book):
Art Type Book a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Life Foreign Occupation
Narrative Arts Mezzobula medium form fiction narrative that is longer than a short story, but shorter than a novel
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Era Nazi Occupation
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Area of Significance Railroad a track or set of tracks made of steel rails along which passenger and freight trains run

Original Language: Czech

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