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Kundera, Milan

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The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera( Book )

224 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 4,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman in love with a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing; one of his mistresses and her humbly faithful lover
Slowness by Milan Kundera( Book )

263 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 23 languages and held by 3,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 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
The joke by Milan Kundera( Book )

411 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 25 languages and held by 3,446 WorldCat member 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 )

174 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 3,101 WorldCat member 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 )

96 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnes, her husband Paul, her sister Laura, and a hedonist Rubens explore the themes of existence
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )

140 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 2,040 WorldCat member 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 farewell party by Milan Kundera( Book )

179 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 1,916 WorldCat member 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
Life is elsewhere by Milan Kundera( Book )

175 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member 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
The curtain : an essay in seven parts by Milan Kundera( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member 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 )

61 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member 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 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera( Recording )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member 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 is told in this masterful novel
The festival of insignificance : a novel by Milan Kundera( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four friends in contemporary Paris who encounter one another at parties and at the Luxembourg Gardens and talk about sex, history, art, politics, and the meaning of life
Bacon : portraits and self-portraits by Francis Bacon( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and French and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'art du roman : essai by Milan Kundera( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in French and German and held by 238 WorldCat member 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
L'insostenibile leggerezza dell'essere by Milan Kundera( Book )

60 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques et son maître : hommage à Denis Diderot en trois actes by Milan Kundera( Book )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Cette pièce est ma forme à moi
De ondraaglijke lichtheid van het bestaan by Milan Kundera( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de levens van vier mensen die via verschillende relaties verbonden zijn, blijken tegengestelde gevoelens en gedachten verwisselbaar, afhankelijk van ieders levensperspectief
The unbearable lightness of being by Philip Kaufman( Visual )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1968 as the Russian tanks roll into Prague, Tomas has to choose between love of his country and his yearning for freedom, between his yearning for Sabina and devotion to ever-faithful Tereza
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The unbearable lightness of being
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


昆徳拉, 米兰

昆德拉, 米蘭 1929-


米蘭·昆德拉 1929-


SlownessThe jokeThe book of laughter and forgettingImmortalityIdentityThe farewell partyLife is elsewhereThe curtain : an essay in seven parts