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ISBN 10 : 9780571367689
Pages : 238 pages
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Download The Book of Laughter and Forgetting PDF by Milan Kundera Full Free and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2020-11-09 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'This book is a novel in the form of variations. The various parts follow each other like the various stages of a voyage leading into the interior of a theme, the interior of a thought, the interior of a single, unique situation the understanding of which recedes from my sight into the distance. It is a book about laughter and about forgetting, about forgetting and about Prague, about Prague and about the angels.' The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the most secret of Kundera's novels. This new translation is the first to be fully authorized by Milan Kundera.


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Download A Study Guide for Milan Kundera's "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting" PDF by Cengage Learning Gale Full Free and published by . This book was released on 2017-07-25 with total page 52 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for Milan Kundera's "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


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ISBN 10 : 9781438113340
Pages : 181 pages
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Download Milan Kundera PDF by Harold Bloom Full Free and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of critical essays about the work of Milan Kundera.


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ISBN 10 : 9780571367412
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Download The Festival of Insignificance PDF by Milan Kundera Full Free and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2020-10-09 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Casting light on the most serious of problems and at the same time saying not one serious sentence; being fascinated by the reality of the contemporary world and at the same time completely avoiding realism-that's The Festival of Insignificance. Readers who know Kundera's earlier books know that the wish to incorporate an element of the "unserious" in a novel is not at all unexpected of him. In Immortality, Goethe and Hemingway stroll through several chapters together talking and laughing. And in Slowness, Vera, the author's wife, says to her husband: "you've often told me you meant to write a book one day that would have not a single serious word in it... I warn you: watch out. Your enemies are lying in wait." Now, far from watching out, Kundera is finally and fully realizing his old aesthetic dream in this novel that we could easily view as a summation of his whole work. A strange sort of summation. Strange sort of epilogue. Strange sort of laughter, inspired by our time, which is comical because it has lost all sense of humor. What more can we say? Nothing. Just read.


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ISBN 10 : 9780571268047
Pages : 176 pages
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Download The Art of the Novel PDF by Milan Kundera Full Free and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2020-12-23 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The classic of literary criticism from one of the world's greatest novelists. In seven independent, but closely related chapters, Milan Kundera presents his personal conception of the European novel, which he describes as 'an art born of the laughter of God'. 'Invigoratingly suggestive . . . Kundera's map of the development of the European novel is outlined with the reckless brevity of the man who knows exactly what and where the salient points are.' London Review of Books 'Kundera is the saddest, funniest and most loveable of authors.' The Times


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ISBN 10 : 0877790426
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Download Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature PDF by Merriam-Webster, Inc Full Free and published by Merriam-Webster. This book was released on 1995 with total page 1260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.


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ISBN 10 : 9780571367641
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Download The Unbearable Lightness of Being PDF by Milan Kundera Full Free and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2020-11-09 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A cult figure.' Guardian 'A dark and brilliant achievement.' Ian McEwan 'Shamelessly clever ... Exhilaratingly subversive and funny.' Independent 'A modern classic ... As relevant now as when it was first published. ' John Banville A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon; a man torn between his love for her and his womanising. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals; while her other lover stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities. In a world where lives are shaped by choices and events, and everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance and weight - and we feel 'the unbearable lightness of being'. The Unbearable Lightness of Being encompasses passion and philosophy, infidelity and ideas, the Prague Spring and modern America, political acts and private desires, comedy and tragedy - in fact, all of human existence. What readers are saying: 'Some books change your mind, some change your heart, the very best change your whole world ... A mighty piece of work, that will shape your life forever.' 'One of the best books I've ever read ... A book about love and life, full of surprises. Beautiful.' 'This book is going to change your life ... It definitely leaves you with a hangover after you're done reading.' 'A must read - loved it, such beautiful observations on life, love and sexuality.' 'Kundera writes about love as if in a trance so the beauty of it is enchanting and dreamy ... Will stay with you forever.' 'A beautiful novel that helps you understand life better ... Loved it.' 'One of those rare novels full of depth and insight into the human condition ... Got me reading Camus and Sartre.' 'One of the best books I have ever read ... An intellectual love story if ever there was one.'


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ISBN 10 : 9780571367696
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Immortality PDF by Milan Kundera Full Free and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2020-11-09 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This breathtaking, reverberating survey of human nature finds Kundera still attempting to work out the meaning of life without losing his acute sense of humour. It is one of those great unclassifiable masterpieces that appear once every twenty years or so. 'It will make you cleverer, maybe even a better lover. Not many novels can do that.' Nicholas Lezard, GQ


Download The Language of Fiction in a World of Pain PDF

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ISBN 10 : 0812213211
Pages : 228 pages
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Download The Language of Fiction in a World of Pain PDF by Barbara J. Eckstein Full Free and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 1990-10 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers new and provocative readings of Milan Kundera's Book of Laughter and Forgetting, J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians and Life and Times of Michael K, selected short fiction of Nadine Gordimer and Grace Paley, Ibuse Masuji's Black Rain, John Hawkes's Travesty, and others.


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ISBN 10 : 9780571268016
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ISBN 10 : 0804727309
Pages : 444 pages
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Download Aesthetic Politics PDF by F. R. Ankersmit Full Free and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking as its point of departure a sharp critique of Rawls's influential "A Theory of Justice," this book looks at politics from an aesthetic perspective.


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ISBN 10 : 9780571367719
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Identity PDF by Milan Kundera Full Free and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2020-11-09 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sometimes - perhaps only for an instant - we fail to recognise a companion; for a moment their identity ceases to exist, and thus we come to doubt our own. The effect is at its most acute in a couple where our existence is given meaning by our perception of a lover, and theirs of us. With his astonishing skill at building on and out from the significant moment, Kundera has placed such a situation and the resulting wave of panic at the core of the novel. In a narrative as intense as it is brief, a moment of confusion sets in motion a complex chain of events which forces the reader to cross and recross the divide between fantasy and reality. Profound, sad and disquieting but above all a love story, Identity provides further proof of Kundera's astonishing gifts as a novelist.


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ISBN 10 : 9780571268030
Pages : 208 pages
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Download Ignorance PDF by Milan Kundera Full Free and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2020-12-23 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned twenty years earlier when they chose to become exiles. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history? The truth is that after such a long absence 'their memories no longer match'. We always believe that our memories coincide with those of the person we loved, that we experienced the same thing. But this is just an illusion. Then again, what can we expect of our weak memory? It records only 'an insignificant, minuscule particle' of the past, 'and no-one knows why it's this bit and not any other bit'. We live our lives sunk in a vast forgetting, a fact we refuse to recognise. Only those who return after twenty years, like Odysseus returning to his native Ithaca, can be dazzled and astounded by observing the goddess of ignorance first-hand. Milan Kundera is the only author today who can take such dizzying concepts as absence, memory, forgetting, and ignorance, and transform them into material for a novel, masterfully orchestrating them into a polyphonic and moving work.


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ISBN 10 : 9781498598712
Pages : 231 pages
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Download The Complicit Text PDF by Ivan Stacy Full Free and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Complicit Text: Failures of Witnessing in Postwar Fiction identifies the causes of complicity in the face of unfolding atrocities by examining the works of Albert Camus, Milan Kunera, Kazuo Ishiguro, W. G. Sebald, Thomas Pynchon, and Margaret Atwood. Ivan Stacy argues that complicity often stems from narrative failures to bear witness to wrongdoing. However, literary fiction, he contends, can at once embody and examine forms of complicity on three different levels: as a theme within literary texts, as a narrative form, and also as it implicates readers themselves through empathetic engagement with the text. Furthermore, Stacy questions what forms of non-complicit action are possible and explores the potential for productive forms of compromise. Stacy discusses both individual dilemmas of complicity in the shadow of World War II and collective complicity in the context of contemporary concerns, such as the hegemony of neoliberalism and the climate emergency.


Download The Norman Podhoretz Reader PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9780743236614
Pages : 498 pages
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Download The Norman Podhoretz Reader PDF by Norman Podhoretz Full Free and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2004 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Organized by decade, an anthology of writings, ranging from the 1950s through the 1990s, by the author of The Prophets brings together more than twenty-five essays, political articles, book excerpts, and literary profiles on such topics as the Cold War, Huckleberry Finn, Simone de Beauvoir, Norman Mailer, and Lolita. 20,000 first printing.


Download Kundera and Modernity PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781612492483
Pages : 260 pages
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Download Kundera and Modernity PDF by Liisa Steinby Full Free and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2013-02-28 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While a large amount of scholarship about Milan Kundera's work exists, in Liisa Steinby's opinion his work has not been studied within the context of (European) modernity as a sociohistorical and a cultural concept. Of course, he is considered to be a modernist writer (some call him even a postmodernist), but what the broader concept of modernity intellectually, historically, socially, and culturally means for him and how this is expressed in his texts has not been thoroughly examined. Steinby's book fills this vacuum by analyzing Kundera's novels from the viewpoint of his understanding of the existential problems in the culture of modernity. In addition, his relation to those modernist novelists from the first half of the twentieth century who are most important for him is scrutinized in detail. Steinby's Kundera and Modernity is intended for students of modernism in literary and (comparative) cultural studies, as well as those interested in European and Central European studies. Key Points: Offers new insights into the work of the popular modern writer Milan Kundera. Expands the reader's understanding of the meaning of the concept of "modernity." Widens the literature available in English about Central European culture.