The Last Bell -

The Last Bell

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A maid who is unexpectedly bequeathed her wealthy employers' worldly possessions when they flee the country after the Nazi occupation; a loyal bank clerk, who steals a Renaissance portrait of a Spanish noblewoman, and falls into troublesome love with her; a middle-aged travel agent, who is perhaps the least well-travelled man in the city and advises his clients from what he has read in books, anxiously awaiting his looming honeymoon; a widowed villager, whose 'magnetic' twelve-year-old daughter witnesses a disturbing event; and a tiny village thrown into civil war by the disappearance of a freshly baked cheesecake. These stories about the tremendous upheaval which results when the ordinary encounters the unexpected are vividly told, with both humour and humanity. This is the first ever English publication of these both literally and metaphorically Bohemian tales, by one of the great overlooked writers of the twentieth century.

Product code: 9781782272397

ISBN 9781782272397
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H165xW120
On Sale Date 26/01/2017
No. Of Pages 192
Publisher Pushkin Press
Series Pushkin Collection
The first ever English collection of stories by Johannes Urzidil - a friend of Kafka and an unjustly overlooked writer.