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A New York Times Notable Book

Irena and Josef meet by chance while returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned twenty years earlier. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history? The truth is that after such a long absence "their memories no longer match."

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"Part intellectual postulating, part exquisite storytelling, Kundera's profound, unsettling, and expertly crafted novel examines the ultimate immigration — leaving behind what's inherited — and marvels at the power and impossibility of it." Booklist, starred review

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"Kundera is an elegant writer....He does a masterful job of reminding that the political is the personal." Rocky Mountain News

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"With elegant detachment and measured passion, Kundera once again shows himself the master of both the erudite and the carnal in this Mozartian interlude." Publishers Weekly

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"His language in this slim but elegant volume is nothing short of masterful." Newsweek

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"Kundera once more delivers a seductive, intelligent entertainment...[with] elegance and grace." Washington Post Book World

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"Erudite and playful....An impassioned account of the émigré as a character on the stage of European history." Maureen Howard, New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

Irena and Josef meet by chance while returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned twenty years earlier. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history? The truth is that after such a long absence "their memories no longer match."

About the Author

The Franco-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in Brno and has lived in France, his second homeland, since 1975. He is the author of the novels The Joke, Farewell Waltz, Life Is Elsewhere, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and the short-story collection Laughable Loves—all originally written in Czech. His most recent novels Slowness, Identity, and Ignorance, as well as his nonfiction works The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, The Curtain, and Encounter, were originally written in French.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060002107
Author:
Kundera, Milan
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Milan Kundera
Subject:
General
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 12 x 0.25 in 58.16 oz

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Product details 208 pages Perennial - English 9780060002107 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Part intellectual postulating, part exquisite storytelling, Kundera's profound, unsettling, and expertly crafted novel examines the ultimate immigration — leaving behind what's inherited — and marvels at the power and impossibility of it."
"Review" by , "Kundera is an elegant writer....He does a masterful job of reminding that the political is the personal."
"Review" by , "With elegant detachment and measured passion, Kundera once again shows himself the master of both the erudite and the carnal in this Mozartian interlude."
"Review" by , "His language in this slim but elegant volume is nothing short of masterful."
"Review" by , "Kundera once more delivers a seductive, intelligent entertainment...[with] elegance and grace."
"Review" by , "Erudite and playful....An impassioned account of the émigré as a character on the stage of European history."
"Synopsis" by , Irena and Josef meet by chance while returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned twenty years earlier. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history? The truth is that after such a long absence "their memories no longer match."
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