The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting Paperback May 1 1999

By Milan Kundera
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Commissioned and closely monitored by Milan Kundera himself, this new translation brings a clarity and unmatched fidelity to the author's original text. Widely held as a work of genius, "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting" is the novel that first brought him to the forefront of the international literary scene. Rich in stories, characters and imaginative range, it was written while Kundera was still forbidden to publish in his home country of Czechoslovakia, which was then behind the Iron Curtain. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of modern existence -- from the posthumous erasure of "enemies" of communism from the historical record, to the subtle agony of the fading memory of a lost love, to the bizarre sexlessnes of modern promiscuity -- are explored with boldness, subversive humor and the magical power of fiction.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
HarperPerennial
Publication date
May 1 1999
Language
English
Pages
320
ISBN-13
9780060932145
ISBN-10
0060932147
Weight
249g
Dimensions
132.0mm x 201.0mm