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Read online Slowness.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Slowness Milan Kundera s lightest novel a em divertimento em an em opera buffa em em Slowness em is also the first of this author s fictional works to have been written in French .

Disconcerted and enchanted the reader follows the narrator of em Slowness em through a midsummer s night in which two tales of seduction separated by more than two hundred years interweave and oscillate between the sublime and the comic Underlying this libertine fantasy is a profound meditation on contemporary life about the secret bond between slowness and memory about the connection between our era s desire to forget and the way we have given ourselves over to the demon of speed And about dancers possessed by the passion to be seen for whom life is merely a perpetual show emptied of every intimacy and every joy by Milan Kundera, Linda Asher

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Slowness
Title:Slowness
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Number of Pages:156
Category:fiction, literature, czech-literature, novels, philosophy
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  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

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  • Identity

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Slowness, Ignorance, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Identity, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Joke, Immortality, Life is Elsewhere, Farewell Waltz, Laughable Loves
There are situations in which we fail for a moment to recognize the person we are with in which the identity of the other is erased while we simultaneously doubt our own This also happens with couples indeed above all with couples because lovers fear more than anything else losing sight of the loved one br br With stunning artfulness in expanding and playing variations on the meaningful moment Milan Kundera has made this situation and the vague sense of panic it inspires the very fabric of his new novel Here brevity goes hand in hand with intensity and a moment of bewilderment marks the start of a labyrinthine journey during which the reader repeatedly crosses the border between the real and the unreal between what occurs in the world outside and what the mind creates in its solitude br br Of all contemporary writers only Kundera can transform such a hidden and disconcerting perception into the material for a novel one of his finest most painful and most enlightening Which surprisingly turns out to be a love story, This breathtaking reverberating survey of human nature finds Kundera still attempting to work out the meaning of life without losing his acute sense of humour It is one of those great unclassifiable masterpieces that appear once every twenty years or so br br It will make you cleverer maybe even a better lover Not many novels can do that Nicholas Lezard i GQ i, Rich in its stories characters and imaginative range i The Book of Laughter and Forgetting i is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late s Like all his work it is valuable for far more than its historical implications In seven wonderfully integrated parts different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced reordered and emphasized newly examined analyzed and experienced, p A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their homeland which they had abandoned twenty years earlier when they chose to become exiles 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 We always believe that our memories coincide with those of the person we loved that we experienced the same thing But this is just an illusion Then again what can we expect of our weak memory It records only an insignificant minuscule particle of the past and no one knows why it s this bit and not any other bit We live our lives sunk in a vast forgetting a fact we refuse to recognize Only those who return after twenty years like Odysseus returning to his native Ithaca can be dazzled and astounded by observing the goddess of ignorance firsthand p p Milan Kundera is the only author today who can take such dizzying concepts as absence memory forgetting and ignorance and transform them into material for a novel masterfully orchestrating them into a polyphonic and moving work p p Author Biography The Franco Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in Brno and has lived in France his second homeland for more than twenty years p p He is the author of the novels i The Joke Life Is Elsewhere The Farewell Party The Books of Laughter and Forgetting The Unbearable Lightness of Being i and i Immortality i and the short story collection i Laughable Loves i all originally written in Czech p p Like i Slowness i his two earlier nonfiction works i The Art ofthe Novel i and i Testaments Betrayed i were originally written in French p