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The Book of Laughter and Forgetting - Milan Kundera, Aaron Asher
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
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Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than its historical implications. In seven wonderfully... show more
Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analyzed, and experienced.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060932145 (0060932147)
ASIN: 60932147
Publisher: HarperPerennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 313
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being is one of my favorite novels. I feel more mixed about his earlier work, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. A blurb from the New York Times describes it as "part fairy tale, part literary criticism, part political tract, part musicology and part autobiogr...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it
5.0 Milan Kundera: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting isn't a novel. Milan Kundera himself calls it a variation on a theme, namely on laughter and forgetting, and in fact it's a collection of seven independent stories linked together by those two essential reactions of human nature to the outside world, be it in the ...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it
5.0 Milan Kundera: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting isn't a novel. Milan Kundera himself calls it a variation on a theme, namely on laughter and forgetting, and in fact it's a collection of seven independent stories linked together by those two essential reactions of human nature to the outside world, be it in the ...
paigeawesome
paigeawesome rated it
I only got 72 pages into the book, and like the star says, I didn't like it. I didn't really like it from the very beginning but I was willing to give it a try. The first part is all about how the worst thing a woman can be is ugly. The second part is about some weird, unhappy, painful marriage with...
cjford
cjford rated it
3.0 The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
An interesting book of separate stories but a little hard to follow and not well connected. The book is definitely entertaining, however.
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