Let the Old Dead Make Room for the Young Dead

Milan Kundera
Translated by Suzanne Rappaport

Faber 90th Stories brings together some of our finest short stories, past, present and future.

Format
Ebook
ISBN
9780571356911
Date Published
15.10.2019
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Summary

Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.

A chance encounter leads a man to spend the afternoon with an older woman, now a widow, who escaped him fifteen years earlier. Neither of them doubts that the day will end in disgust, but for one intimate moment each finds a way to overcome mortality.

Written in 1969, before Milan Kundera was known to English-speaking readers, this story renders male and female characters painful equals, and prompted Philip Roth to admire its ‚Äėdetached Chekhovian tenderness‚Äô.

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The French-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in the Czech Republic and lived in France since 1975. He died in Paris in 2023.

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