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The Resource The book of laughter and forgetting, Milan Kundera ; translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim

The book of laughter and forgetting, Milan Kundera ; translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim

Label
The book of laughter and forgetting
Title
The book of laughter and forgetting
Statement of responsibility
Milan Kundera ; translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • cze
  • eng
Summary
"In the seven connected sections of this...novel, different facets of the human comedy are maginified and reduced, reordered and undelrined. We meet seemingly disparate characters: a lonely waitress in exile in a foreign country trying to retrive her left-behind diaries fromher vengeful and senile mother-in-law...a student who gives up the promise of consummation with a long-pursued mistress for an evenign with a group of poets discussing love...a borrowed fur cap on the head of a Czech Communist Party hero, all that remains officially of its otherwise expunged and obliterated owner...two Americn students at a European summer school who, giving an oral report on Ionesco, ascend to heaven...a flock of ostriches in a zoo who comment profoundly on the nature of writers...But all of tehm come together in unexpected combinations and unsuspected disguises. And Kundera himself...appears not only as the author but also as a character in his own fiction, and his autobiography becomes the political history of postwar Czechoslovakia"--Cover
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DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Kniha smíchu a zapomnění
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kundera, Milan
Dewey number
891.8/635
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PG5039.21.U6
  • PZ4.K96475
LC item number
  • K613 1980
  • Bo 1980
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black humor
  • Black humor
Label
The book of laughter and forgetting, Milan Kundera ; translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of Kniha smíchu a zapomnění
Control code
ocm06142521
Isbn
9780394508962
Lccn
80007657
System control number
(OCoLC)6142521
Label
The book of laughter and forgetting, Milan Kundera ; translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim
Publication
Note
Translation of Kniha smíchu a zapomnění
Control code
ocm06142521
Isbn
9780394508962
Lccn
80007657
System control number
(OCoLC)6142521

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