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Immortality

ISBN-10: 0060932384

ISBN-13: 9780060932381

Edition: 1991

Authors: Milan Kundera, Peter Kussi

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/20/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

The face
Immortality
Fighting
The sisters
Dark glasses
The body Addition and subtraction
Older woman, younger man The Eleventh Commandment
Imagology The brilliant ally of his own gravediggers A complete ass
The cat The gesture of protest against a violation of human rights To be absolutely modern
To be a victim of one's fame Fighting
Professor Avenarius
The body The gesture of longing for immortality
Ambiguity The clairvoyant
Suicide
Dark glasses
Homo sentimentalis
Chance
The dial
The celebration