Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age
|Original title||Taneční hodiny pro starší a pokročilé|
|Translator||Michael Henry Heim|
Published in English
Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age (Czech: Taneční hodiny pro starší a pokročilé) is a 1964 novel by the Czechoslovak writer Bohumil Hrabal. It tells the story of a man who recounts various events from his past, and in particular his love life. The novel is written in one long sentence.
The book was reviewed in Publishers Weekly in 1995, where the critic described it as a "humorous and breathless affair". The review continued: "Hrabal, who has been cited as a major literary influence by Milan Kundera and Ivan Klima, among others, is generally considered the most revered living Czech author. It's easy to see why. As this novel (originally published in Czechoslovakia in 1964) plays around with Czech history, juxtaposing the public life of the country with the private life of the narrator, Hrabal displays abounding energy and a rambunctious wit."
- Staff writer (1995-09-04). "Fiction Review: Dancing Lessons by Bohumil Hrabal". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
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