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Una Soledad Demasiado Ruidosa

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Desde hace teinta y cinco años, Hanta trabaja en una trituradora de papel prensando libros y reproducciones de cuadros. En cada una de las balas de papel que prepara conviven libros, litografías, ratoncillos aprisionados y su propio esfuerzo, que se manifiesta en una relación absolutamente amorosa con los libros que destruye por oficio y salva por pasión. En Una soledad de ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 28th 2004 by Destino Ediciones (first published 1976)
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Adéla Michalíková Because Kundera himself has always wanted to be an author with world-wide impact and thanks to Unbearable Ligthness of Being, he became one. If you…moreBecause Kundera himself has always wanted to be an author with world-wide impact and thanks to Unbearable Ligthness of Being, he became one. If you compare translations of Czech authors into English, Kundera is the second most translated (first is Karel Čapek) and Hrabal is only at the 9th place. Probably because his texts are much more bound to the Czech language and therefore more difficult to translate. And I would personally say that Kundera is much more easy to read and understand. (less)
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Kris
I had been meaning to read Hrabal's classic novella for quite a while, but last night I finally picked it up. Instantly, I was transported to the world of Hantá in a crumbling Communist Prague. Hrabal combines lyrical descriptions of the pleasures - and the necessity - of reading, with surreal passages revealing Hantá's tangible interactions with the figures in his books, in a world where reading and intellectual and creative engagement are no longer valued. It is a stunningly written, very orig ...more
Afshar
Oct 17, 2016 Afshar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Afshar by: Nastaran
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هاینریش هاینه شاعری یهودی- آلمانی دو پیشگویی دارد که صریح تر از پیشگویی های نوستراداموس و بسیار وحشتناکتر از آنان است: یکی درباره سوزاندن کتابها و انسانها بدست فاشیست های آلمانی و دیگری درباره آینده هنر و کتابها در جهانی کمونیستی. او یک قرن پیش از بوقوع پیوستن چنین وقایع دردناک و خونینی در تاریخ بشریت، آن را با اندیشه بلندپروازانهی خود و شناختی که از مفاهیم کمونیستی و خوی خودبرتربینی ژرمن ها داشت، پیش بینی کرد. درباره حاکمیت کمونیست ها می گوید

این اعتر
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Garima
Rare books perish in my press, under my hands, yet I am unable to stop their flow: I am nothing but a refined butcher. Books have taught me the joy of devastation.

A trip down the history lane by walking through the ruins which once stood tall in their resplendence and laurels can make one hear the echoes of steadfast voices that match the rhythm of our steps and seek to become the teller of stories of an era gone by, of wars fought, won and lost; of love – both passionate and eternal. In the sa
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Dolors
Jan 13, 2016 Dolors rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Only the winds
Shelves: read-in-2016
“Literature is resistance”, the lugubrious voice of the narrator, who speaks from the sewers of our conscience, whispers in ruthless crudity.

Literature keeps Hant’a alive in the suffocating cellar that he shares with filthy rodents, giant botflies and gypsy prostitutes.
For thirty-five years, Hant’a has worked the jaws of his hydraulic press destroying all kind of books, lithographs and artistic imprints by trade and saving them for passion. The physical books disappear, but their essence remains
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Seemita
Mar 04, 2015 Seemita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Book-Lovers; without exception.
Existence. Tearing Existence. Endearing Existence. Suppressed Existence. Spirited Existence. Delusional Existence. Resuscitating Existence. Multiple Existence. Solitary Existence. Existence.

Overriding all the comprehensible and perplexing spaces enjoining the various uneven points of existence in the larger lattice of congruent existence, I have pushed the ship of my life with the ardour of a sincere helmsman, trained to always prioritize steering over stalling. But did someone tell me that the
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Kalliope
How to write about a book that deals with compression when I am reading it thanks to dispersed and ephemeral distinctions?

For if Hrabal has written a magic and allegorical story of the character Hantá who dedicates his life to compressing large volumes of discarded books into still voluminous bales of paper, I am reading a story which as if by magic emerges section by section on my screen acquiring in this act an additional allegorical layer.

For Hantá realizes that compression does away with di
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Florencia
Nov 22, 2015 Florencia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone, anytime, anywhere.
Recommended to Florencia by: Seemita's review
Not until we're totally crushed do we show what we are made of. (96)

This is a book which length can be quite deceiving. Nonetheless, this novella has the predictable ability of leading the path towards something rather extraordinary: a bibliophile's sanctuary.
This was a difficult book to rate. At first, it was a solid four-star book. But I chose to overlook the few passages that did not captivate me entirely and made me feel somewhat lost at times (yes, the more I think about it, the more I writ
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Cheryl
Feb 22, 2014 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cheryl by: Garima
"Each of us had a decent home library of books we'd happened to rescue, and each of us read those books in the blissful hope of making a change in his life."

What if ideas no longer had permanence? What happens when beautiful, psychedelic sentences are replaced with harebrained dialogue? What would you do, when there you are, stuck in no-man's land, without an electronic device or internet connection, and there are no physical books to keep you stimulated? What happens when you can't escape you
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Prilis hlucna samta, Bohumil Hrabal (1914 - 1997), c1989
عنوان: تنهایی پرهیاهو؛ اثر: بهومیل هرابال؛ مترجم: پرویز دوائی، تهران، کتاب روشن، 1383، در بیست و دو، 105 ص، شابک: 9645709520؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان چک قرن 20 م
مترجم: احسان لامع، مشهد، بوتیمار، 1392، در 102 ص. اندازه 5/14در5/21 س.م، شابک: 9786006938134؛
مترجم: امیر علیجان پور، تهران، آوای مکتوب، 1393، در 120 ص. شابک: 9786007364079؛
داستان با این جملات آغاز میشود: «سی و پنج سال است که در کار کاغذ باطله هستم و این «قصه ی عاشقانه ی» من است
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Mariel
Sep 07, 2011 Mariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: eternity times eternity squared
Recommended to Mariel by: my road to Damascus moment
I can be by myself because I'm never lonely, I'm simply alone, living in my heavily populated solitude, a harum-scarum of infinity and eternity, and Infinity and Eternity seem to take a liking to the likes of me."

Haòtá of Too Loud a Solitude would be friends with me if he were on goodreads. He would so! So what if I haven't read Hegel or Kant? So what if I could only quote from Terry Pratchett (a wise man in his own write)? The books are his whole life and he talks about them as if nothing would
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Praj
Mar 20, 2014 Praj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hsk
On a lazy summer day, at the age of 5, I made my first true friend. As I stared deeper into its face, I begged, pleaded my mother to let me be friends with this elegant thing. Even with a stubborn promise of practicing my cursive writing for an hour daily, it took my mother more than a week to be able to allow me to bring this new friendship in my life. Over the years, I have made several friends and have been at the receiving end of the love-hate relationship for decades. Some have chosen me an ...more
Maryam Shahriari
Sep 10, 2007 Maryam Shahriari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رمان
به نظر من كتاب فوق العاده اي بود. خيلي ازش لذت بردم. ترجيح ميدم چيزي راجع بهش نگم و فقط مقداري از متن آغازين كتاب رو بنويسم.



سي و پنج سال است كه در كار كاغذ باطله هستم و اين قصه ي عاشقانه ي من است. سي و پنج سال است كه دارم كتاب و كاغذ باطله خمير مي كنم و خود را چنان با كلمات عجين كرده ام كه ديگر به هيئت دانشنامه هايي در آمده ام كه طي اين سالها سه تني از آنها را خمير كرده ام. سبويي هستم پر از آب زندگاني و مردگاني، كه كافي است كمي به يك سو خم شوم تا از من سيل افكار زيبا جاري شود. آموزشم چنان ناخودآ
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Foad
مهم ترین خصوصیت کتاب، نثر شاعرانه شه. یعنی نثری که به جای روایت وقایع عینی، به بیان توصیفی-استعاری ذهنیات، برداشت ها، افکار و قضاوت های راوی می پردازه. به نظرم چیزی که کتاب رو این قدر محبوب کرده هم همین نثره.
علاوه بر این، وقایعی که رخ میده، گاهی خیلی زیبا هستن. مثل مناسک گذاشتن شاهکارها میان هر بسته ی کاغذ باطله و پیچیدن هر کدوم در یک تابلو نقاشی.
یا صحنه ی دیدن مسیح و لائوتسه در حین مستی، و مقایسه ی روحیات و اندیشه هاشون.
یا تلاش مذبوحانه ی راوی برا نجات دادن کتاب های نفیس کتابخانه ی سلطنتی، و ص
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BlackOxford
Socialism Remaindered

Was Hrabal the Studs Terkel of Moravia? He and Terkel were more or less contemporaries. From similarly humble backgrounds, they both got law degrees. Both were blacklisted and censored for questionable patriotism. Both were famed raconteurs. Most importantly, both concerned themselves mainly with working people and their culture.

The difference of course is that Terkel, in his Working in particular, asks people about how their jobs gave positive meaning to their lives. Hraba
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شهرزاد
ما تا زمانی که کاملا خرد نشویم و از پا در نیاییم، جوهر واقعی خود را نشان نخواهیم داد.

(از متن کتاب)
knig
Jun 28, 2012 knig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, 2012
Bohumil Hrabal may have been dear to god (its what his name means), but certainly not to the Czech communist party, who forced him to recant ‘his evil capitalist ways’ in 1975 and still they didn’t publish him. ‘Too Loud a Solitude’ circulated in the underground press only. And still, the dissidents called him a ‘whore’.

But Hrabal, I’m sure, wrote this gem with every hope for official publication. It is subversive, and perverse, but in the most ephemeral, double entendre, understated way. Blink
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Mahsa.RM
Aug 23, 2016 Mahsa.RM rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
رمان باشکوه با بیان و نگاهی منحصر به فرد
تکرارهای زیبا،مقایسه مسیح و لائوتسه،ماجرای دختر کولی از بخش های عالی کتاب بود.
این کتاب از جامعه ی دور افتاده از فرهنگ میگفت.معلم دانش اموزان رو به نابودی کتاب ها تشویق میکرد،مردم در روزمرگی هاشون غرق شده بودندو به عمق و کنه مسائل پی نمیبردند.مثل کارگران سوسیالیستی که بدون درک به بازیافت کتاب ها مشغول بودند.
نقطه اوج بی نهایت قوی کتاب باعث شد این اثرو یه کتاب شگفت انگیز بدونم.
پ.ن:به نظرم میشه واسه هر جمله و هر خطش سالها نوشت و بازم حرفی برای گفتن داشت.و اینک
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Margaret
Sep 16, 2016 Margaret rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Margaret by: Dolors and Jibran
4.5/5

I chose to read Bohumil Hrabal’s Too Loud a Solitude because I had loved Rabih Almeddine’s An Unnecessary Woman, and two of my Goodreads friends (thanks Dolors and Jibran) thought that if I liked that book, I surely would appreciate Hrabal’s short novel as well. As it turned out, they were both exactly right.

Imagine opening up a book and finding these words spoken by Hant’a, the protagonist, tucked inside the very first paragraph:
My education has been so unwitting I can’t quite tell which
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Fionnuala
Sep 22, 2012 Fionnuala added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Fionnuala by: Kris

I read this on a train so was able to continue without a break until the book was finished, and since the narrator’s world is quite compacted, such a reading felt right.

The first paragraph was sublime, with sentences such as this: I am a jug filled with water both magic and plain; I have only to lean over and a stream of beautiful thoughts flows out of me. Or this one: Because when I read I don’t really read; I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth and suck it like a fruit drop, or I sip it li
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Parastoo Ashtian
تا زماني كه كاملا خرد نشويم و از پا در نياييم جوهر واقعي خود را نشان نمي دهيم.

از متن كتاب
Algernon
Jul 15, 2013 Algernon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Algernon by: Ema
Shelves: favorites, 2013

If a book has anything to say, it burns with a quiet laugh, because any book worth its salt points up and out of itself.

As another author whose name escapes me right now : we all live in the gutter, but some of us look up at the stars. In a hole in the ground, in the old city of Prague lives a man named H'anta. All day long he struggles with mountains of discarded paper, pressing them into square boxes of pulp, fueled by gallons of beer and visions of saints and sinners, philosophers and poets
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John Brooks
Nov 14, 2007 John Brooks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Here's how the first page reads:
"For thirty-five years now I've been in wastepaper, and it's my love story. For thirty-five years I've been compacting wastepaper and books, smearing myself with letters until I've come to look like my encyclopedias-and a good three tons of them I've compacted over the years. I am a jug filled with water both magic and plain; I have only to lean over and a stream of beautiful thoughts flows out of me. My education has been so unwitting I can't quite tell which of
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Carmo
"A relação que temos com a cultura, e com a história dessa cultura, tem uma correspondência direta com a forma como entendemos a nós mesmos e ao mundo que nos cerca."
Bohumil Hrabal


Durante trinta e cinco anos, Hanta prensou livros e papel velho no "Paraíso" que era a velha cave onde trabalhava.
Durante trinta e cinco anos resgatou da destruição milhares de livros e preencheu todos os cantos da casa onde vivia com os seus preferidos.
Para aqueles que não podia salvar tinha um ritual: abria-os na pág
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orsodimondo
Aug 01, 2012 orsodimondo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: praghese
...IO SONO UN PO' UNO SPACCONE DELL'INFINITO E DELL'ETERNITÀ E L'INFINITO E L'ETERNITÀ FORSE HANNO UN DEBOLE PER LE PERSONE COME ME

... un libro come si deve rimanda sempre altrove e fuori.

Cosa che sicuramente Hrabal fa molto bene, qui, e nel resto delle sue opere: le sue parole 'aprono', rimandano altrove e fuori.

A cominciare dalla meraviglia dei suoi titoli: una solitudine troppo rumorosa, treni strettamente sorvegliati...
Solo a Wim Wenders potrebbero venire in mente titoli così belli ed e
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علی
Jan 07, 2017 علی rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
انسان در زندگی باد هواست!تا زمانی که پِرِس نشود،"کاملاً خرد نشود و از پا در نیاید،جوهر حقیقیش را نشان نمیدهد"و این پِرِس شدن همان مرگ است.در مردن است که جوهر حقیقی آشکار میشود.کانت با"ستاره هایش و چارچوب های اخلاقی اش"بر صفحه ی تاریخ جوهری ابدی خواهد بود و در آگاهی بشر جاودانه خواهد ماند.اما ما "بی قابلیت"ها،هوایی بین صفحات تاریخ هستیم که به جرم بی جوهر بودن،سیزیف وار در زمان می وزیم و در نسیان و ناآگاهی جاودانه میشویم.
FeReSHte
Aug 21, 2015 FeReSHte rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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با اون همه پنج ستاره ای که نصیب کتاب شده بود و نظرات مثبتی که از دوستان راجع به این کتاب رسیده بود، توقع بالاتری داشتم. حقیقت اینه که با این کتاب نباید به دنبال داستانی با شروع معلوم و پایانی مشخص بود. کتاب یادآوری خاطرات یک کارمند بازیافت کاغذ در نتیجه نابودی کتاب هاست که از قضا عاشق کتاب و حفظ کردنشونه..در مسیر این یادآوری گاهی آن چنان واقعیت و خیال و توهم با هم آمیخته میشن که تشخیصشون از هم دشواره..من کتاب صوتی رو گوش دادم شاید اگر به جای شنیدن، این اثر رو می خوندم ارتباط بیشتری با کتاب می گر ...more
Amir
Aug 04, 2010 Amir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
کتاب یه مقدمه کاملا بیربط داره. یه چیزی تو مایههای مقدمهی ترجمهی جزیرهی پنگوینها. ولی خود کتاب و یاس و دلزدگیای که توش موج میزنه حال آدم رو خوب میکنه. کم پیش میاد که یه رمان کوتاه اینقدر سهمگین و باشکوه باشه
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شکوهِ یاس
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Pooya Kiani
Nov 04, 2015 Pooya Kiani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
کتابی که باید بارها خواند.
فرشاد
Mar 15, 2015 فرشاد rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
پشت میز مطالعه نشسته ام و سی و پنج سال اندوه را میخانم .. یکدفعه احساس میکنم دودست خون الود بزرگ یقه پیرهنمرا میچسبد و مرا به داخل کتاب میکشاند .. مقاومت میکنم ..راستش را بخاهید من از اینهمه اندوه میترسم .. اما انگار مقامت بیفایده است .. کشیده میشوم به سمت یک تنهایی پرهیاهو ..خودم را میبینمکه در تاریکی نیمه شب پراگ به دنبال دخترک دامن فیروزهای میگردم .. خودم را میبینم کهاز سایه خودم ..از موشهای خاکستری ..از مگسهای سبز ..واز دستگشتاپو میگریزم ..خودم را اسیر در سرنوشت خونین مگسهای سبز میبیتم و در ...more
[P]
Dec 18, 2016 [P] rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is not a love story. It was once, but my relationship with books has soured. Reading is, these days, like swallowing a cheap broth, one that contains the occasional scrap of meat, but which is, for the most part, thin, watery and bitter. Yet as a child I would avoid school and every day take myself to the local library. I would stand before the shelves in awe, almost afraid to touch, as I was so unused to things offering themselves to me. The rows seemed endless, unconquerable; and yet I pe ...more
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Born in Brno-Židenice, Moravia, he lived briefly in Polná, but was raised in the Nymburk brewery as the manager's stepson.

Hrabal received a Law degree from Prague's Charles University, and lived in the city from the late 1940s on.

He worked as a manual laborer alongside Vladimír Boudník in the Kladno ironworks in the 1950s, an experience which inspired the "hyper-realist" texts he was writing at t
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“I can be by myself because I'm never lonely; I'm simply alone, living in my heavily populated solitude, a harum-scarum of infinity and eternity, and Infinity and Eternity seem to take a liking to the likes of me.” 161 likes
“Because when I read, I don't really read; I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth and suck it like a fruit drop, or I sip it like a liqueur until the thought dissolves in me like alcohol, infusing brain and heart and coursing on through the veins to the root of each blood vessel.” 127 likes
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