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I Served the King of England

by Bohumil Hrabal

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Published by New Directions .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical - General,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Slavic Literature,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Czechoslovakia,
  • History,
  • Picaresque literature

  • Edition Notes

    New Directions Paperbook

    ContributionsPaul Wilson (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8000077M
    ISBN 10081121687X
    ISBN 109780811216876
    OCLC/WorldCa78071918

    First published in in a typewritten edition, then finally printed in book form in , I Served the King of England is “an extraordinary and subtly tragicomic novel” (The New York Times), telling the tale of Ditie, a hugely ambitious but simple waiter in a deluxe Prague hotel in the years before World War II. WW Norton I Served the King of EnglandThe New York Times Norton Pub First published in in a typewritten edition, then finally printed in book form in , I Served the King of England is "an extraordinary and subtly tragicomic novel" (The New York Times), telling the tale of Ditie, a hugely ambitious but simple waiter in a deluxe Prague hotel in the years before World War II.

    The I Served the King of England [Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále] was adapted from the book by the celebrated Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal, and can trace its lineage to both of these movies, employing the look-back, first-person narration of the former and the Nazi occupation story thread of the latter. It's lighter in tone and breezier. I Served the King of England Bohumil Hrabal, Author Vintage Books USA $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author New Coronavirus Updates for the Book Biz.

      Sparkling with comic genius and narrative exuberance, I Served the King of England is a story of how the unbelievable came true. Its remarkable hero, Ditie, is a hotel waiter who rises to become a millionaire and then loses it all again against the backdrop of events in Prague from the German invasion to the victory of Communism/5(K). The I Served the King of England Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by Author: Bohumil Hrabal.


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The book's jacket cover says that Hrabal "died falling from the fifth floor of a Prague hospital, apparently trying to feed the pigeons, in " It would be difficult to imagine a demise more painfully and perfectly suited to his character, Ditie, or to life as portrayed in I Served the King of by: 1.

I Served the King of England is like no other novel I have ever read. It careens through the career of the narrator, Ditie, through the middle of the 20th century in Prague and the hinterlands of the Czech Republic, through multiple political systems and the ups and downs that go with them for the people on whose backs they rest/5.

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The book's jacket cover says that Hrabal "died falling from the fifth floor of a Prague hospital, apparently trying to feed the pigeons, in " It would be difficult to imagine a demise more painfully and perfectly suited to his character, Ditie, or to life as portrayed in I Served the King of England/5(42).

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It is a must-read book for everyone. A film was also made, based on the book which was much appreciated by the audience/5. I Served the King of England From the back cover of the New Directions edition: First published in as a typewritten edition, then finally printed in book form inI served the King of England is a comic novel telling the tale of Ditie, a hugely ambitious but simple waiter in a deluxe Prague hotel in the years before World War II.

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To order a copy for £ with free UK p&p call Guardian book service on Or visit the Guardian bookshop. "I Served the King of England" (Reviewed by Mary Whipple ) "The unbelievable that came true stayed with me, and I believed in the unbelievable, in the star that had followed me through life, and with its gleam constantly before my eyes I began to believe in it more and more Now that I had been brought to my knees, I realized that my star was brighter than ever, that only now.

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Ditie is called upon to serve /5(9). First published in in a typewritten edition, then finally printed in book form inI Served the King of England is an extraordinary and subtly tragicomic novel (The New York Times), telling the tale of Ditie, a hugely ambitious but simple waiter in a %().

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The novel recounts the horrors of WWII in Bohemia, but with picaresque. First published in in a typewritten edition, then finally printed in book form inI Served the King of England is "an extraordinary and subtly tragicomic novel" (The New York Times), telling the tale of Ditie, a hugely ambitious but simple waiter in 4/5(8).

A poetic-symbolic narrative&#;woven as if with bright threads of Beckett, Dylan Thomas, and Kafka&#;tells the rags-to-riches (and back to rags) life-story of a Czech hotel waiter from the mid's to the near present. From Czech writer Hrabal, who wrote Closely Watched Trains (made into a movie) and The Death of Mr.

Baltisberger, Known to the reader only by his last name Author: Bohumil Hrabal. I Served the King of England Hrabal Bohumil, Author, Bohumil Hrabal, Author, Paul Wilson, Translator Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.Get this from a library!

I served the King of England. [Bohumil Hrabal; Paul R Wilson] -- Chronicles the experiences of Ditie, who rises from busboy to hotel owner in World War II Prague, and whose life is shaped by the fate of his country before, during, and after the conflict.LibraryThing Review User Review - datrappert - LibraryThing.

Extraordinary. Quite simply one of the greatest things I have read in my life. The first-person narrative of a waiter in pre-WW2 Czechoslovakia, it begins in a predominately comic vein as it tells a /5(5).