Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

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"The world is a beautiful place, don't you think? Not because it is, but because I see it that way."

The title is the first thing I noticed about this book, but it definitely wasn't what kept me reading it - the writing itself took care of that. This entire novel is ONE sentence. This is a book meant to be devoured in one sitting - you may not stop to catch your breath. Hrabal is a master and he does something really special here.  

— O.B.


This Rabelaisian tale is composed of a single rambling sentence by the narrator, a shoemaker nearing 70 years of age. One drunken thought triggers another, as he delivers a lengthy monologue to six sunbathing women.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780099540625
ISBN-10: 0099540622
Publisher: Vintage Classic
Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
Pages: 102
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics