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The Festival of Insignificance (Paperback, Main): Milan Kundera
The Festival of Insignificance (Paperback, Main): Milan Kundera

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The Festival of Insignificance (Paperback, Main)

Milan Kundera

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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 Kundera's earlier books know that the wish to incorporate an element of the "unserious" in a novel is not at all unexpected of him. In Immortality, Goethe and Hemingway stroll through several chapters together talking and laughing. And in Slowness, Vera, the author's wife, says to her husband: "you've often told me you meant to write a book one day that would have not a single serious word in it... I warn you: watch out. Your enemies are lying in wait." Now, far from watching out, Kundera is finally and fully realizing his old aesthetic dream in this novel that we could easily view as a summation of his whole work. A strange sort of summation. Strange sort of epilogue. Strange sort of laughter, inspired by our time, which is comical because it has lost all sense of humor. What more can we say? Nothing. Just read.

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Imprint: Faber and Faber
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2016
Authors: Milan Kundera
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 115
Edition: Main
ISBN-13: 978-0-571-31649-6
Barcode: 9780571316496
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-571-31649-2

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