Translated into more than 30 languages, Too Loud a Solitude is perhaps the most famous of Bohumil Hrabal’s novels. It revolves around a single character, Haňťa , who works in a trash compactor facility, but maintains a deep love for the books that he is destroying. The book was written during a particularly hard time in the author’s life and is often seen as one of his greatest, but also most biographical works.


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