I Served the King of England

Bohumil Hrabal, Author Vintage Books USA $12.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-679-72786-6
Czech history is satirized through this pseudo-memoir of Ditie, a waiter whose political ideology changes for the worse out of love for a Nazi gym teacher. PW found that ``Hrabal's depiction of post-WW II Czechoslovakia is unrealistically rosy, and Ditie's moral transformation is not entirely persuasive. But the novel is always witty, often wise, and sparkles in Wilson's beautiful translation.'' (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 10/31/1990
Release date: 11/01/1990
Paperback - 243 pages - 978-0-09-954093-9
Hardcover - 256 pages - 978-0-330-30876-2
Paperback - 241 pages - 978-0-8112-1687-6
Open Ebook - 256 pages - 978-0-8112-2008-8
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