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The Festival of Insignificance

A Novel

The Festival of Insignificance( )
Author: Kundera, Milan
ISBN:978-0-06-235690-1
Publication Date:Jun 2016
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Harper Perennial
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $13.99
Book Description:

From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an unexpected and enchanting novel--the culmination of his life's work.

Casting light on the most serious of problems and at the same time saying not one serious sentence; being fascinated by the reality of the contemporary world and at the same time completely avoiding realism--that's The Festival of Insignificance. Readers who know Milan Kundera's earlier books know that the wish to...
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Book Details
Pages:128
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Friendship
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.312 x 8 x 0.288 Inches
Book Weight:0.22 Pounds
Author Biography
Kundera, Milan (Author)
One of the foremost contemporary Czech writers, Kundera is a novelist, poet, and playwright. His play The Keeper of the Keys, produced in Czechoslovakia in 1962, has long been performed in a dozen countries. His first novel, The Joke (1967), is a biting satire on the political atmosphere in Czechoslovakia in the 1950s. It tells the story of a young Communist whose life is ruined because of a minor indiscretion: writing a postcard to his girlfriend in which he mocks her political fervor.The Joke has been translated into a dozen languages and was made into a film, which Kundera wrote and directed. His novel Life Is Elsewhere won the 1973 Prix de Medicis for the best foreign novel. Kundera has been living in France since 1975. His books, for a long time suppressed in his native country, are once again published.The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), won him international fame and was a successful English-language film. In this work Kundera moves toward more universal and philosophically tinged themes, thus transforming himself from a political dissident into a writer of international significance.

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