Hrabal PUBlished


“Vladimír and Bondy and I liked beer so much, that, as soon as they brought the first glasses to the table, the three of us freaked out the entire pub, we scooped up the foam with our bare hands, smeared it on our faces and into our hair like Jews gelling their peyos with sugar water, with the same beer we offered a repeat performace of our beer foam anointment, so that we glistened and smelled of beer at a hundered paces. Most importantly though – it was a prank, of course- it was an expression of our enthusiasm for beer and our youthful zeal, which we were giving off. We were strapping young beer lads…”

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