Milan Kundera's sixth novel springs from a casual gesture of a woman to her swimming instructor, a gesture that creates a character in the mind of a writer named Kundera. Like Flaubert's Emma or Tolstoy's Anna, Kundera's Agnes becomes an object of fascination, of indefinable longing. From that character springs a novel, a gesture of the imagination that both embodies and articulates Milan Kundera's supreme mastery of the novel and its purpose: to thoroughly explore the great themes of existence.
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The Franco-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in Brno and has lived in France, his second homeland, for more than twenty years.
He is the author of the novels The Joke, Life Is Elsewhere, The Farewell Party, The Books of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and the short story collection Laughable Loves -- all originally written in Czech.
Like Slowness, his two earlier nonfiction works, The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed, were originally written in French.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Czech
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Book Description Perennial, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st Perennial. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060974486
Book Description Perennial, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0060974486
Book Description Perennial, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060974486