Publish date: August 21st 2000
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
Insights into seduction which Kundera doesn't usually dare include in his novels. The story of the Hitchhiker, for example is just dark. In other short stories he makes the lotharios into buffoons. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Kundera also glosses over one Casanova's insights into romance and women. It's...
Laughable Loves is a new short-stories book for me, as it seems that I keep bumping into those lately (Salinger, Carver, Vian and, recently, I've bought Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreters of Maladies - surprise, it contained short stories too!). Although I've read a lot of good, even memorable ones, I can...