Publish date: 1992
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 323
Edition language: English
I read this in the Czech Republic once, to see it in its bare setting and atmosphere, although Kundera has really lived in Paris for quite some time. I've read many of Kundera's books and loved them, but many parts of the Czech Republic are positively stultifying, as Kafka conveyed and Kundera says ...
His first novel - and not nearly as good as ULoB. Set in Communist Prague. Different chapters told by different protagonists, so the plot overlaps. Mostly revolving around a man expelled from the Party for an inappropriate joke (apparently supporting Trotsky) and other misunderstandings that blight ...