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The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera( Book )
229 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 23 languages and held by 4,609 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
The joke by Milan Kundera( Book )
395 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 25 languages and held by 3,412 libraries worldwide
Changes in contemporary Communist Czechoslovakia over a 15 year period
Immortality by Milan Kundera( Book )
81 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 2,361 libraries worldwide
Agnes, her husband Paul, her sister Laura, and a hedonist Rubens explore the themes of existence
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )
142 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 2,041 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
Ignorance by Milan Kundera( Book )
99 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 2,034 libraries worldwide
Als een politieke vluchtelinge na de val van het communisme naar haar geboorteland Tsjechië terugkeert, wacht haar een deceptie
Laughable loves by Milan Kundera( Book )
170 editions published between 1371 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 1,894 libraries worldwide
"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
Life is elsewhere by Milan Kundera( Book )
158 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,773 libraries worldwide
Second volet d'une trilogie commencée par "La plaisanterie" et qui s'achève avec "La valse des adieux". Prix Médicis étranger 1973. Le héros est une sorte de Rimbaud "materné", médiocre aussi bien dans le rôle de bourreau que de victime, pris au piège de la "révolution" communiste. Postface, p. 397-405, écrite en 1978 (Lire Kundera c'est adopter le point de vue de Satan sur toute connaissance: politique, amour, histoire, poésie). Oeuvre majeure
The curtain : an essay in seven parts by Milan Kundera( Book )
27 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,470 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
Testaments betrayed : an essay in nine parts by Milan Kundera( Book )
66 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 1,187 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
The festival of insignificance : a novel by Milan Kundera( Book )
22 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,182 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"--
The book of laughter and forgetting by Milan Kundera( Book )
104 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
The only authorized translation of the bestselling masterpiece by one of the greatest authors of our time, "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting" is part fairy tale, part literary criticism, part political tract, part musicology, and part autobiography
Encounter by Milan Kundera( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 964 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
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 638 libraries worldwide
The farewell party by Milan Kundera( Book )
24 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 633 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
The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 libraries worldwide
A 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
Slowness by Milan Kundera( Book )
37 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 315 libraries worldwide
From one of the most distinguished writers of modern times comes a libertine fantasy which is also a profound meditation on contemporary life. Ruminating on how the pleasures of slowness have disappeared in today's fast-paced, future-shocked world, Kundera explores the secret bond between slowness and memory and the connection between our era's desire to forget and the ways in which we have given ourselves over to the demon of speed
Bacon : portraits and self-portraits by Francis Bacon( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Jacques et son maître : hommage à Denis Diderot en trois actes by Milan Kundera( Book )
36 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 233 libraries worldwide
""Cette pièce est ma forme à moi
The art of the novel by Milan Kundera( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Bundel essays over de rol van de roman in de westerse werkelijkheidsbeleving
L'insostenibile leggerezza dell'essere by Milan Kundera( Book )
57 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 191 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Kchuntela, Millan 1929-
Kountera, Milan
Kundela, Milan.
Kundela, Milan 1929-
Kundera, M. 1929-
Kundera, Michał.
Kundera, Milan
Kundera, Milans 1929-
K'undera, Millan 1929-
Kundera, Miran 1929-
Kūndīrā, Mīlān 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 Frans schrijver
Milan Kundera scrittore, saggista e poeta cecoslovacco
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
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
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