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Hrabal, Bohumil and Evald Schorm. Príliš hlucná samota [Too Loud a Solitude]. Original unrealized filmscript. Prague: Film Studio Barrandov, 1978. Quarto (28 × 20 cm). Mimeographed wrappers with tan paper spine strip; mimeographed typescript to rectos only; [2], 107 pp. Signed and inscribed by Hrabal on the first page in 1983. Very good, save for a few nicks to wrappers. With an original color photograph showing Hrabal drinking a beer at his favorite pub. 2.000,00 EUR
Unrecorded film script of the acclaimed lyrical novella by Hrabal, widely considered the most important Czech author of the last century. While he was strictly speaking not a dissident, some of Hrabal`s works were not published until the fall of Communism in 1989, including Too Loud a Solitude, which circulated in samizdat form. The book tells the story of a dim-witted, yet dazzlingly well-read waste-paper compacter, who selectively saves and collects the books he is meant to destroy day by day. Hrabal`s writing served as the basis for two films by the Czech New Wave, including Jirí Menzel`s Closely Watched Trains (1966), which went on to win an Oscar in 1968. This script, authored jointly by Hrabal and Evald Schorm, was not produced for unknown reasons. Given the potentially subversive content and the novella`s ambiguous lyrical tone, however, it is easy to imagine why the censors in Normalization-era Czechoslovakia would have been wary. We are not aware of any other copy of this missing piece of Hrabal`s oeuvre; the script is not held by the Czech National Library.
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