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Brno 1 April 1929 • Czech novelist writing in Czech and French
|ON MILAN KUNDERA'S BOOKSHELF|
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1605 / 1615
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Laurence Sterne, 1759-1767
Jacques the Fatalist and his Master
Denis Diderot, 1796
Leo N. Tolstoy, 1877
Franz Kafka, 1926P
The Sleepwalkers: A Trilogy
Hermann Broch, 1931-1932
The Death of Virgil
Hermann Broch, 1945
|BOOKS BY MILAN KUNDERA:|
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
(novels in Czech)
Interweaves story and dream, past and present, and philosophy and poetry in the sardonic and erotic tale of two couples - Tomas and Teresa, and Sabina and her Swiss lover, Gerhart.
|WHAT TO READ AFTER THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING?|
The Baron in the Trees
Italo Calvino, 1957
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Robert M. Pirsig, 1974
Connie Palmen, 1991
EASTERN-BLOC COMMUNISM, KAFKA STYLE
The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov, 1967P
[Melinda es Dragomán]
György Konrád, 1991
Love and Garbage
Ivan Klíma, 1988 (samizdat 1987)
Bernlef (J.), 1987
LOVE IN TOTALITARIAN TIMES
George Orwell, 1949
[Zoeken naar Eileen W.]
Leon de Winter, 1981
Nadine Gordimer, 2001
|The Joke |
A novel of thwarted love and revenge miscarried.
|Life is Elsewhere|
A classic epic of adolescence, set against the backdrop of the communist revolution.
|The Book of Laughter and Forgetting |
Kundera whirls through comedy and tragedy towards his central question: how does a person, any person, live today? In constructing his answer, he writes of politics, sex, literature, modern man's alienation - and of their antidotes: laughter and forgetting.
Readers are taken through a midsummer's night in which two tales of seduction, separated by more than 200 years, interweave and oscillate between the sublime and the ridiculous.
A moment of confusion sets in motion a complex chain of events which crosses and recrosses the divide between fantasy and reality.
A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their Czech homeland in the early 1990s after twenty years of self-imposed exile. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted by the tides of history?
Through the actions of three characters – Agnes, her husband, and her sister – and others in contemporary France and Weimar Germany, the author reflects on the image of the individual, the Western cult of sentiment, and the meaning of love.
This collection contains stories about the sport of love – Don Juanism, ageing, male and female power and seductions undertaken for all kinds of intriguing motives.
|The Farewell Waltz|
Klima, a celebrated jazz trumpeter, receives a phone call announcing that a young nurse with whom he spent a brief night at a fertility spa is pregnant. She has decided he is the father and so begins a comedy which, during five madcap days, unfolds with ever-increasing speed.
|Jacques and His Master: An Homage to Diderot in Three Acts|
Theatrical adaptation of Diderot's eighteenth-century novel Jacques le Fataliste.
editor-in-chief: Stacey Knecht, firstname.lastname@example.org
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