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The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera( Book )
530 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 26 languages and held by 6,282 libraries worldwide
Interweaves story and dream, past and present, and philosophy and poetry in a sardonic and erotic tale of two couples--Tomas and Teresa, and Sabina and her Swiss lover, Gerhart
Slowness by Milan Kundera( Book )
476 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 27 languages and held by 4,857 libraries worldwide
A 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
The joke by Milan Kundera( Book )
413 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 25 languages and held by 3,449 libraries worldwide
A novel about changes in contemporary Communist Czechoslovakia over a 15 year period
The book of laughter and forgetting by Milan Kundera( Book )
258 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 3,334 libraries worldwide
"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
Immortality by Milan Kundera( Book )
224 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 3,154 libraries worldwide
Agnes, her husband Paul, her sister Laura, and a hedonist Rubens explore the themes of existence
Ignorance by Milan Kundera( Book )
88 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,122 libraries worldwide
A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their Czech homeland, which they had abandoned 20 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?
Life is elsewhere by Milan Kundera( Book )
258 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 2,049 libraries worldwide
A young Czech whose mother has molded him into a poet becomes the people's literary hero during a Communist rally in 1948
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )
143 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,046 libraries worldwide
Chantal begins to receive letters from a secret admirer that, after a while, begin to affect the relationship she has with her younger lover Jean-Marc
The curtain : an essay in seven parts by Milan Kundera( Book )
40 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,494 libraries worldwide
"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
The festival of insignificance : a novel by Milan Kundera( Book )
38 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,431 libraries worldwide
"An enchanting new novel from one of the most distinguished writers of our time, an altogether serious comedy that is the synthesis and culmination of his oeuvre"--
Testaments betrayed : an essay in nine parts by Milan Kundera( Book )
113 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 1,426 libraries worldwide
"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
Encounter by Milan Kundera( Book )
24 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
Milan 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
The farewell party by Milan Kundera( Book )
31 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
Klima, a famous jazz trumpeter receives a phone call from a young nurse with whom he spent a brief night. She tells him she is pregnant and that he is the father of the unborn child. So begins a chain of events which unfolds over the next five days. Klima's beautiful jealous wife, the nurse's jealous boyfriend, a fanatical gynaecologist, a rich American and an elderly political prisoner who is holding a farewell party are all drawn into this black comedy
The art of the novel by Milan Kundera( Book )
30 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Bundel essays over de rol van de roman in de westerse werkelijkheidsbeleving
Jacques and his master : an homage to Diderot in three acts by Milan Kundera( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 631 libraries worldwide
Farewell waltz by Milan Kundera( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Set 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
Bacon : portraits and self-portraits by Francis Bacon( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and French and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Valčík na rozloučenou by Milan Kundera( Book )
67 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 320 libraries worldwide
Dans une ville d'eaux au charme suranné, huit personnages s'étreignent au gré d'une valse qui va en s'accélérant : une jolie infirmière ; un gynécologue fantaisiste ; un richard américain (à la fois saint et don Juan) ; un trompettiste célèbre ; un ancien détenu, victime des purges et sur le point de quitter son pays ... Un "songe d'une nuit d'été". Un "vaudeville noir". Les questions les plus graves y sont posées avec une blasphématoire légèreté qui nous fait comprendre que le monde moderne nous a privés même du droit au tragique. -- Back cover
L'art du roman : essai by Milan Kundera( Book )
34 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Constitué 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 choix
The unbearable lightness of being by Philip Kaufman( visu )
49 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 139 libraries worldwide
The erotic story of Tomas, an epic womanizer whose enormous sexual appetite is never fully satisfied. Deeply in love with his wife, Tereza, he only finds true understanding in the arms of his lover, Sabina, a woman who shares his desire for sex without the "heavy" commitment of love
 
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Alternative Names
Kchuntela, Millan 1929-
Kountera, Milan
Kountera, Milan, 1929-
Kun de la, Mi lan 1929-
Kundela, Milan.
Kundela, Milan 1929-
Kundera, M. 1929-
Kundera, Michał.
Kundera Milan
Kundēra, Milan, 1929-
Kundera, Milans 1929-
K'undera, Millan 1929-
Kundera, Miran 1929-
Kūndīrā, Mīlān 1929-
Mi lan Kun de la 1929-
Mī-làng Kŭng-dáik-lá
Milan-Kundela 1929-
Milan Kundera český básník, dramatik a romanopisec
Milan Kundera Czech author of Czech and French literature
Milan Kundera czeski pisarz, eseista
Milan Kundera francia nyelven publikáló cseh regényíró, drámaíró, költő, esszéista
Milan Kundera Frans schrijver
Milan Kundera scrittore, saggista e poeta cecoslovacco
Milan Kundera skrivagner gallek
Milan Kundera tschechischer Schriftsteller
Milanas Kundera
Milans Kundera
Μίλαν Κούντερα Τσέχος συγγραφέας
Кундера, Милан
Кундера, Милан 1929-
Милан Кундера
Милан Кундера чешский писатель-прозаик
Мілан Кундера
Мілан Кундэра
Կունդերա, Միլան, 1929-
Միլան Կունդերա
מילן קונדרה
קונדרה, מילן
קונדרה, מילן 1929-
كونتيرا، ميلان، 1929-
كوندرا، ميلان
ملان کوندەرا
ميلان كونديرا
ميلان کونديرا
میلان کوندرا
میلان کوندێرا
मिलान कुंदेरा
ਮਿਲਾਨ ਕੁੰਦਰਾ
മിലാൻ കുന്ദേര
มิลาน คุนเดอรา
მილან კუნდერა
밀란 쿤데라
쿤데라, 밀란 1929-
クンデラ, ミラン
ミラン・クンデラ
昆徳拉, 米兰
昆德拉, 米蘭 1929-
米蘭·昆德拉
米蘭·昆德拉 1929-
米蘭昆德拉
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English (636)
French (531)
Spanish (383)
German (316)
Czech (175)
Chinese (149)
Italian (143)
Polish (120)
Hungarian (72)
Russian (56)
Turkish (48)
Croatian (42)
Portuguese (35)
Persian (26)
Korean (22)
Japanese (18)
Catalan (18)
Swedish (14)
Hebrew (13)
Serbian (13)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (11)
Arabic (10)
Vietnamese (6)
Albanian (6)
Bosnian (6)
Slovenian (5)
Finnish (4)
Basque (4)
Estonian (2)
Macedonian (2)
Esperanto (2)
Acoli (1)
Indonesian (1)
Chechen (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Romanian (1)
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