Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571203871
No of pages: 320

Other Editions: Paperback

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Milan Kundera

'This book is a novel in the form of variations. The various parts follow each other like the various stages of a voyage leading into the interior of a theme, the interior of a thought, the interior of a single, unique situation the understanding of which recedes from my sight into the distance. It is a book about laughter and about forgetting, about forgetting and about Prague, about Prague and about the angels.'

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the most secret of Kundera's novels. This new translation is the first to be fully authorized by Milan Kundera.

'An urgent, stunning book; it teaches us that when we die, what we lose is not the future but the past. I think of Kundera as the great modern descendant of Gogol and Kafka.' Carlos Fuentes


Categorised as: Fiction
Sub-categories: General Fiction
Places: Prague
Genres & Themes: Translation; Human Condition

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