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Kundera, Milan

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Slowness by Milan Kundera( Book )

607 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 29 languages and held by 6,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Publisher description
The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera( Book )

547 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 24 languages and held by 6,264 WorldCat member 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 book of laughter and forgetting by Milan Kundera( Book )

291 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 3,435 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 )

228 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 3,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

355 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 24 languages and held by 3,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about changes in contemporary Communist Czechoslovakia over a 15 year period
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )

147 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 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
Life is elsewhere by Milan Kundera( Book )

235 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 1,978 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 festival of insignificance : a novel by Milan Kundera( Book )

41 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member 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"--
Farewell waltz by Milan Kundera( Book )

232 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,193 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
The curtain : an essay in seven parts by Milan Kundera( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,141 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
The farewell party by Milan Kundera( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member 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
Testaments betrayed : an essay in nine parts by Milan Kundera( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 893 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
The art of the novel by Milan Kundera( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 688 WorldCat member 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 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera( Recording )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 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
La plaisanterie : roman by Milan Kundera( Book )

71 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Oui, j'y voyais clair soudain : la plupart des gens s'adonnent au mirage d'une double croyance : ils croient à la pérennité de la mémoire (des hommes, des choses, des actes, des nations) et à la possibilité de réparer (des actes, des erreurs, des péchés, des torts).¦L'une est aussi fausse que l'autre. La vérité se situe juste à l'opposé : tout sera oublié et rien ne sera réparé. Le rôle de la réparation (et par la vengeance et par le pardon) sera tenu par l'oubli. Personne ne réparera les torts commis, mais tous les torts seront oubliés. (4e de couv.) "
Le rideau : essai en sept parties by Milan Kundera( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Par opposition à toute théorisation sans pratique de l'écriture, M. Kundera se penche sur les réflexions de romanciers sur le roman : H. Fielding, L. Tolstoï, Goethe, etc
L'art du roman : essai by Milan Kundera( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 274 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
Les Testaments trahis : essai by Milan Kundera( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai constitué de neuf parties écrites directement en français, et déjà connues, pour certaines, des lecteurs de la revue ##L'Infini##. L'art européen du roman en est la trame unificatrice, laquelle se dédouble en deux discours: "un discours historique et qu'on pourrait presque qualifier d'objectif sur les trois âges de la création romanesque et un discours intime, coléreux, angoissé, orgueilleux, sur la place que s'assigne Kundera dans cette histoire" (P. Lepape). A maintes reprises, l'auteur s'en prend "aux réducteurs, aux bons liseurs, aux traîtres de bonne volonté" et autres croque-morts. Selon G. Scarpetta, neuf chapitres "fascinants de profondeur", dans lesquels Kundera expose sa "sagesse de roman" (Rabelais, Kafka, Rushdie, etc.), et son amour de la musique (Bach, Stravinsky, Janacek, etc.). Prix Aujourd'hui 1993
The unbearable lightness of being by Philip Kaufman( Visual )

59 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member 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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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

মিলান কুন্ডেরা

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-


The unbearable lightness of beingThe book of laughter and forgettingImmortalityThe jokeIdentityLife is elsewhereFarewell waltzThe curtain : an essay in seven parts