Mercedes-Benz. Z listów do Hrabala

Mercedes-Benz. Z listów do HrabalaAmusing short novel, with a healthy dose of historical truth. I loved it, but not right from the beginningthat's why I rated four out of five stars. Letters to a dead person are a strange concept, I agree, but only when approached with logic and love has a notorious blind eye to logic. I read this as if it was a long lost Bohumil Hrabal novel because Pawel borrows heavily from Hrabal's sentence structure and sentiment to flush this out. It's as if Uncle Pepin himself wrote this, or rather Hrabal retold Uncle Pepin's Polish ramblings and histories of this old town. I didn't expect to like this, and maybe that's why I ended up liking it so much. I too was in love with Ms Ciwle, I too wanted to hear the stories told about grandfather and the "fox hunt". And when Bohumil ascends from the Bulovka hospital window, I too wanted to be drinking Beherovka and shouting across the table quotes and reasons why Bohumil Hrabal should be given a posthumous Nobel Prize, because he deserved more than Siefert, though Siefert was indeed a fine poet. (Nobody involved in this bar room discussion would disagree.) I know that this was only one of several letters that Pawel wrote to Hrabal, and I hope to someday be able to read more of them. I will certainly go into the next ones with higher expectations. Творчеството на Хюле е привлекателен и завладяващ микс от история и генеалогия на духовното, в него голяма роля играе паметта за чужди прочути литературни текстове, изразяваща се в диалог и игра на алюзии. Това е характерно и за чудесния му минироман „Мерцедес-Бенц. Из писмата до Храбал“. Историята в него започва с притеснението на младия герой (почти отъждествен с Хюле) от това как ще се справи като курсист с кормуването в присъствието на привлекателна и интелигентна инструкторка. За да не се изложи, той изпробва познатия метод на „забаламосване“: по време на урок разказва за автомобилите на своя дядо и драматичните истории, свързани с тях. Разказът става многоетажен и многоизмерен, почитта към Храбал се преплита с картини от Европа между двете войни чак до наши дни, превръща се в пътешествие към хора, събития, великолепни стари автомобили от онова време, изпълнен с топъл хумор и известна носталгия на фона на днешното ежедневие. Книгата на Хюле е преведена на английски, френски, испански, португалски, руски, немски, унгарски и други езици. Nice and quick read! Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2006 I love books by Bohumil Hrabal and MercedesBenz is amazing memorandum of him. Not only by the topic, but also by the way how it the story narrated. Long sentences, pille up like a snowball, feel as digressing from topic all this is so typical for Bohumil Hrabal and Pawel Huelle have masterly imitate it. But he also bring something from his own style. Beside setting the story to his native Gdansk, he put stress to the complicated history of Gdansk and interesting is his work with the main character, it is hard to say, if it is miss Ciwle or narrator's grandfather.
Unlike in Hrabal's work the narrator also enter the story, and furthermore, his name is Pawel. I comprehend it as it should be in honour to Bohumil Hrabal, as he tries to write as him but by name the narrator as a Pawel, he confesses that it is just a try and not copying. By my opinion it is really good try to imitate BH, but without knowledge of BH work, this book cannot be fully understood, however it probably still can be read as a nice narration.
Written as a kind of elegy to Mr Hrabal. It is good. Read it. This little book is a treasure and it is the proof that it is possible to concentrate a family saga in 150 pages. The author/narrator tells the story of his driving lessons, alternating seamlessly with tales from his grandfather's time which he is recounting to his driving instructor. The seamlessness is almost frustrating where the two stories are told either side of a dash, with no solid punctuation such as a full stop or even a paragraph to differentiate between them. Whilst a challenge to read, it also gives the book its unique style. I love, love, LOVE this book! It's adorable. It's framed as a letter to the Polish author Hrabal, in which the narrator recounts his experiences of learning how to drive a car. His instructor teaches him how to shift gears and smoke week, and he regales her with stories of his family. There's just so much history and beautiful prose packed into these 150 pages...

Pawe Huelle b 10 September 1957 in Gda sk, Poland is a Polish prose writer.Huelle studied philology at Gda sk University, and later became a journalist He worked for a time for the press service of Solidarno Solidarity He has also taught literature, philosophy, and history He was director of the Polish Television in his home town from 1994 to 1999.His literary debut came in 1987 with We

[Reading] ➺ Mercedes-Benz. Z listów do Hrabala Author Paweł Huelle – 502udns.info
    Unlike in Hrabal's work the narrator also enter the story, and furthermore, his name is Pawel. I comprehend it as it should be in honour to Bohumil Hrabal, as he tries to write as him but by name the narrator as a Pawel, he confesses that it is just a try and not copying. By my opinion it is really good try to imitate BH, but without knowledge of BH work, this book cannot be fully understood, however it probably still can be read as a nice narration.
    Written as a kind of elegy to Mr Hrabal. It is good. Read it. This little book is a treasure and it is the proof that it is possible to concentrate a family saga in 150 pages. The author/narrator tells the story of his driving lessons, alternating seamlessly with tales from his grandfather's time which he is recounting to his driving instructor. The seamlessness is almost frustrating where the two stories are told either side of a dash, with no solid punctuation such as a full stop or even a paragraph to differentiate between them. Whilst a challenge to read, it also gives the book its unique style. I love, love, LOVE this book! It's adorable. It's framed as a letter to the Polish author Hrabal, in which the narrator recounts his experiences of learning how to drive a car. His instructor teaches him how to shift gears and smoke week, and he regales her with stories of his family. There's just so much history and beautiful prose packed into these 150 pages..."/>
  • Paperback
  • 120 pages
  • Mercedes-Benz. Z listów do Hrabala
  • Paweł Huelle
  • 11 December 2019

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