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Fri Mar 21 17:13:02 2014 UTClccn-n800321740.13The unbearable lightness of being0.330.93Personae ; The vanity of words ; Variation51691735Milan_Kunderan 80032174414377Kchuntela, Millan, 1929-Kountera, MilanKundela, Milan.Kundela, Milan, 1929-Kundera, M. 1929-Kundera, Michał.Kundera, MilanKundera, Milans, 1929-K'undera, Millan 1929-Kundera, Miran, 1929-Kūndirā, Mīlān, 1929-Milan-Kundela 1929-Кундера, МиланКундера, Милан, 1929-קונדרה, מילןكونتيرا، ميلان، 1929-كوندرا، ميلانクンデラ, ミランlccn-n96014961Asher, Lindatrllccn-n79088523Heim, Michael Henrytratrllccn-n96018152Asher, Aarontrllccn-n81015312Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich1899-1977lccn-n00045151Píchová, Hana1961-lccn-no96022630Kaufman, Philip1936-sceausprfflmdrtlccn-n2006003369Woods, Michelle1972-lccn-n95030987Day-Lewis, Danielprfactlccn-no96026905Olin, Lenaprfactlccn-n50016999Gary, RomainantKundera, MilanFictionCriticism, interpretation, etcPolitical fictionPsychological fictionDramaHistoryLove storiesSatireFilm adaptationsShort storiesKundera, MilanMan-woman relationshipsCzechoslovakiaFictionSurgeonsFiction--TechniqueManners and customsSelf-perceptionIronyIdentity (Psychology)Heim, Michael HenryTechniqueFranceTime travelExile (Punishment) in literatureMemory in literatureExiles in literatureNabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich,Czech RepublicLiterature--PhilosophyTranslating and interpretingBlack humorCzech fictionFrench literature--Foreign authorsFrench literatureKristof, AgotaSemprún, JorgeGary, RomainMusic--Instruction and studyPainting--AppreciationLiterature, ModernMothers and sonsCzech literatureDramaSlovak literatureAdulteryEurope, CentralFrench fictionWomen as literary charactersHealth resortsIntervention in Czechoslovakia (1968)European fictionEmigration and immigration in literatureGrass, Günter,Kjærstad, Jan,Rushdie, SalmanShort stories, CzechDesire in literatureEuropeLove stories192919301950195219531954195519561957195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320145148911794234891.8635PG5039.21.U6ocn049521046ocn788640335ocn416122571ocn405636688ocn799743519ocn799957945ocn793481163ocn444521980ocn463621448ocn405543521ocn440171976ocn186971238ocn780666141ocn780881157ocn780877718ocn800278401ocn692005967ocn692005651ocn691499016ocn692036106ocn692036107ocn822836401ocn440203997ocn440821822ocn724109260ocn455786206ocn862329653ocn692005960ocn692005961ocn692005650ocn692005655ocn692005646ocn692005648ocn443956285ocn691734129ocn820582174ocn820653510ocn691505843ocn674144875ocn742854697ocn418191264ocn763000347ocn691674227ocn257999207ocn256141630ocn440203997ocn320555981ocn742569409ocn076277781ocn862789712ocn722953286ocn859522517ocn780788652ocn449355992ocn073889017ocn723669559ocn863063436ocn320679974ocn661448890ocn674144875ocn742860679ocn658897561ocn320555981ocn468408770436072ocn010072333book19840.24Kundera, MilanThe unbearable lightness of beingHistoryFictionLove storiesInterweaves 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+-+8019645155262949ocn006142521book19780.27Kundera, MilanThe book of laughter and forgettingHistoryFictionBlack humor"In the seven connected sections of this...novel, different facets of the human comedy are maginified and reduced, reordered and undelrined. We meet seemingly disparate characters: a lonely waitress in exile in a foreign country trying to retrive her left-behind diaries fromher vengeful and senile mother-in-law...a student who gives up the promise of consummation with a long-pursued mistress for an evenign with a group of poets discussing love...a borrowed fur cap on the head of a Czech Communist Party hero, all that remains officially of its otherwise expunged and obliterated owner...two Americn students at a European summer school who, giving an oral report on Ionesco, ascend to heaven...a flock of ostriches in a zoo who comment profoundly on the nature of writers...But all of tehm come together in unexpected combinations and unsuspected disguises. And Kundera himself...appears not only as the author but also as a character in his own fiction, and his autobiography becomes the political history of postwar Czechoslovakia"--Cover+-+2967845155231825ocn022983257book19900.24Kundera, MilanImmortalityFictionAgnes, her husband Paul, her sister Laura, and a hedonist Rubens explore the themes of existence+-+1399245155168622ocn050492937book20000.21Kundera, MilanIgnoranceFictionA man and woman enjoy a strange synchronicity when they meet upon returning to their homeland after two decades of exile and try to resume a relationship long in stasis+-+2567555155159242ocn008474376book19690.29Kundera, MilanThe jokeFictionDidactic fictionPolitical fictionChanges in contemporary Communist Czechoslovakia over a 15 year period+-+5841166205324155719ocn034285156book19930.23Kundera, MilanSlownessFictionA novel on the theme that the pleasure inherent in a slower rhythm of life has disappeared from our speed-obsessed age. The protagonists are two men, one who has a romance in the 18th Century, the other in the 20th Century. Subsequently, they meet for a morning-after chat. By the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being+-+1418265155142325ocn037688257book19970.23Kundera, MilanIdentityFictionPsychological fictionA novel on a woman who suffers from lack of male attention. On receiving letters from an anonymous admirer, she attributes them to various individuals and fantasizes romances with them+-+3910265155137535ocn000707392book19690.29Kundera, MilanLaughable lovesFictionShort stories"Milan Kundera is a master of graceful illusion and illuminating surprise. In one of these stories a young man and his girlfriend pretend that she is a stranger he picked up on the road--only to become strangers to each other in reality as their game proceeds. In another a teacher fakes piety in order to seduce a devout girl, then jilts her and yearns for God. In yet another girls wait in bars, on beaches, and on station platforms for the same lover, a middle-aged Don Juan who has gone home to his wife. Games, fantasies, and schemes abound in all the stories while different characters react in varying ways to the sudden release of erotic impulses" -- back cover+-+1852445155130529ocn000841348book19740.31Kundera, MilanLife is elsewhereFiction+-+3752445155118513ocn064625045book20050.25Kundera, MilanThe curtain : an essay in seven partsCriticism, interpretation, etc"In this essay, Kundera sketches out his personal view of the history and value of the novel in Western civilization. Too ofte, he suggests, a novel is thought about only within the confines of the language and nation of its origin, when in fact the novel's development has always occurred across borders"--Inside cover+-+4136935155103522ocn002296986book19760.31Kundera, MilanThe farewell partyFictionKlima, 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 that he is the father. And so begins a comedy which unfolds with increasing speed+-+823316620532494119ocn032779866book19950.29Kundera, MilanTestaments betrayed : an essay in nine partsCriticism, interpretation, etc"Testaments Betrayed is written like a novel: the same characters appear and reappear throughout the nine parts of the book, as do the principal themes that preoccupy the author. Kundera once again celebrates the art of the novel, from its birth in a spirit of humor unique to European culture and sensibility - illustrated by some wonderful examples from the work of Rabelais and Cervantes - through its flowering in successive centuries. He notes the novel's mysterious kinship with music and the parallel (but not simultaneous) evolution of the two arts in the West, as well as the particular wisdom the novel offers about human existence." "The art of translation is the subject of one part of the book, illuminating the significance of its title. Kundera is a passionate defender of the moral rights of the artist and the respect due a work of art and its creator's wishes. The betrayal of both - often by their most passionate proponents - is on the principal themes of Testaments Betrayed." "Testaments Betrayed is a book rich in ideas about the time in which we live and how we have become who we are, about Western culture in general. It is also a personal essay, in which Kunder discusses the experience of exile - and an impassioned attack on the shifting moral judgements and persecutions of art and artist."--Jacket+-+109626515584110ocn456180604book20090.24Kundera, MilanEncounterCriticism, interpretation, etcMilan Kundera's new collection of essays is a passionate defense of art in an era that, he argues, no longer values art or beauty. Art is what we possess in the face of evil and the darker side of human nature. With the same mix of emotion and idea that characterizes his novels, Kundera revisits the artists who remain important to him and whose works help us better understand the world we live in and what it means to be human. An astute reader of fiction, Kundera brings his extraordinary critical gifts to bear on the paintings of Francis Bacon, the music of Leoš Janáček, and the films of Federico Fellini, as well as the novels of Philip Roth, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Gabriel García Márquez, among others. He also seeks to restore to its rightful place the work of Anatole France and Curzio Malaparte, major writers who have fallen into obscurity. --From publisher description+-+66994361553246938ocn025834709book19920.28Kundera, MilanThe joke : definitive versionFictionPolitical fiction+-+K05044515565622ocn018416110book19870.31Kundera, MilanThe art of the novelCriticism, interpretation, etcBundel essays over de rol van de roman in de westerse werkelijkheidsbeleving+-+69572451556366ocn011397219book19850.39Kundera, MilanJacques and his master : an homage to Diderot in three acts+-+277764515545617ocn812010247rcrd19850.13Kundera, MilanThe unbearable lightness of beingHistoryFictionA young woman obsessed with a man torn between his love for her and his womanizing; one of his mistresses and her faithful lover--these are the two couples whose story is told in this masterful novel by Czech-born Milan Kundera. In a world in which lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and by fortuitous events, a world in which everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight+-+296256802540449ocn406603359book19840.35Kundera, MilanL'insoutenable légèreté de l'êtreAnalyse : Roman philosophique+-+901638525732436428ocn032278194book19940.63Kundera, MilanLa lenteur : romanFictionLe roman se situe dans un château où Vera et Milan passent la nuit, et où s'y tient un colloque d'entomologistes. Mais c'est le château même où Vivan Denon, écrivain libertin du XVIIIe siècle fait se dérouler son récit. Kundera n'y est qu'observateur d'occasion et c'est le récit de Denon qui lui fournit un tremplin pour des réflexions désabusées sur les petits drames du colloque+-+68275952573243426ocn037663187book19980.35Kundera, MilanFarewell waltzFictionSatireSet in a Central European town, the story focuses on the interaction between eight characters: a pretty nurse, her repairman boyfriend, an oddball gynecologist, a rich American, a popular trumpeter and his obsessively jealous wife, and a former politicalprisoner and his young ward+-+655244515513685ocn052687202com20020.47Píchová, HanaThe art of memory in exile Vladimir Nabokov & Milan KunderaCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+114878453513428ocn016131922book19860.31Kundera, MilanThe art of the novelCriticism, interpretation, etcBundel essays over de rol van de roman in de westerse werkelijkheidsbeleving+-+69572451559635ocn567836956com20060.50Woods, MichelleTranslating Milan KunderaCriticism, interpretation, etcAnnotation+-+37334080369034ocn237789094file20080.50Miletić, TijanaEuropean literary immigration into the French language readings of Gary, Kristof, Kundera and SemprunCriticism, interpretation, etcThe critical, emotional and intellectual change which every immigrant is obliged to endure and confront is experienced with singular intensity by immigrant writers who have also adopted another language for their literary expression. Concentrating on European authors of the second half of the twentieth century who have chosen French as a language for their literary expression, and in particular the novels by Romain Gary, Agota Kristof, Milan Kundera and Jorge Semprun, with reference to many others, European Literary Immigration into the French Language explores some of the common elements in t+-+85597579547916ocn063168121visu19880.25Kaufman, PhilipThe unbearable lightness of beingHistoryFictionDramaFilm adaptationsA Czech doctor, dedicated to promiscuity, is forced to choose between his wife and his lover+-+99626346963245023ocn020827754book19900.59Banerjee, Maria NěmcováTerminal paradox : the novels of Milan KunderaCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+78878675354042ocn026306564book19930.66Misurella, FredUnderstanding Milan Kundera : public events, private affairsCriticism, interpretation, etc+-+58034972353944ocn809771252com20120.47Yet another Europe after 1984 rethinking Milan Kundera and the idea of Central EuropeHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcMuch of the debates in this book revolves around Milan Kundera and his 1984 essay "The Tragedy of Central Europe." Kundera wrote his polemical text when the world was pregnant with imminent social and political change, yet that world was still far from realizing that we would enter the last decade of the twentieth century with the Soviet empire and its network of satellite states missing from the political map. Kundera was challenged by Joseph Brodsky and György Konrád for allegedly excluding Russia from the symbolic space of Europe, something the great author deeply believes he never did. To3435ocn050292231book20030.28Milan KunderaCriticism, interpretation, etcA collection of critical essays on Milan Kundera's work+-+88952564253214ocn031708372book19950.79O'Brien, JohnMilan Kundera & feminism : dangerous intersectionsCriticism, interpretation, etcSince sexuality and sexual politics account for the most consistently engaged tensions in Milan Kundera's fiction, it is surprising that critical attention to Kundera's work has yet to produce an extensive study that concentrates on the Czech novelist's problematic representations of women. In this study, O'Brien offers two such in-depth considerations: First he tracks the (mis)representations of the female characters; then he explores the promise of reading Kundera from the feminist perspective+-+81577676853005ocn051281073book20030.63Ricard, FrançoisAgnès's final afternoon : an essay on the work of Milan KunderaCriticism, interpretation, etc"Francois Ricard's book joins the great French tradition of the literary essay as a meditation on the writing of Milan Kundera." "Agnes's Final Afternoon imitates the protagonist of Kundera's novel Immortality on the last afternoon of her life. Like all readers of fiction, Agnes steps out of her car - out of the world of planned routes, responsibilities, and social self - and gives herself up to the discovery of a new landscape, an experience that will transform her. Francois Ricard's essay enters into the writings of Milan Kundera in much the same way. The landscape he explores includes a chain of ten novels, composed between 1959 and 1999, and two books containing one of the most lucid reflections on the novel."--BOOK JACKET+-+09105551552703ocn040521228book19990.66Critical essays on Milan KunderaCriticism, interpretation, etcThis book offers reviews, interviews, essays, articles and letters to examine the public and political literary history of Milan Kundera with a biographical introduction+-+39193383252595ocn192135700book20080.81Frank, SørenMigration and literature : Günter Grass, Milan Kundera, Salman Rushdie, and Jan KjærstadCriticism, interpretation, etc"We live in an age of migration and more and more authors have migrant backgrounds. Migration and Literature offers a thorough and thought-provoking examination of the thematic and formal role of migration in four contemporary and canonized novelists: Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Salman Rushdie, and Jan Kjaerstad. This book examines how these novelists reflect, problematize, and "resolve" the problems set by the migratory world and analyzes how the novels employ discursive strategies which emphasize their migratory and homeless form."--BOOK JACKET+-+53735158751695ocn016576490book19860.66Kundera, MilanL'art du roman : essaiHistoryCriticism, interpretation, etcConstitué de conférences, d'articles et d'entretiens, cet essai est centré sur les rapports que Kundera entretient avec ses propres romans autant que sur l'art du roman européen en général. Kundera affirme, dans l'avant-propos, qu'il n'a pas la moindre ambition théorique et que son livre est la "confession d'un praticien". De très bons chapitres sur Cervantes, Flaubert, Broch et Kafka. En appendice, l'auteur recense en 71 mots-clés les "difficultés et éblouissements qu'ont occasionnés les traductions de ses livres en de nombreuses langues" (B. Poirot-Delpech), p. 149-187. Premier choix1692ocn016950720book19870.79Brand, GlenMilan Kundera : an annotated bibliographyBibliography1672ocn041467751book19990.88Le Grand, EvaKundera, or, The memory of desireCriticism, interpretation, etc1625ocn835635787file20130.37Steinby, LiisaKundera and modernityCriticism, interpretation, etc"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"--1441ocn025412672book19920.86Milan Kundera and the art of fiction : critical essaysCriticism, interpretation, etc1395ocn244766877book19950.76Le Grand, EvaKundera ou la mémoire du désirCriticism, interpretation, etcEtude d'ensemble sur l'oeuvre romanesque dont les intitulés de chapitres supposent déjà une singulière compréhension: Kitsch et désir d'éternité. Voyage dans le temps de l'Europe. Chemins de traverse. Mémoire du désir. Sagesse de la lenteur1031ocn027336835rcrd19920.93Reynolds, RogerPersonae ; The vanity of words ; VariationMusical settings+-+1418265155+-+1418265155Fri Mar 21 15:30:54 EDT 2014batch90001