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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (17,089 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Milan Kundera Narrator: Richmond Hoxie Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. 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.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Metaxy99 | 2/12/2014

    " tanks are mortal. pears are eternal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bobby Bermea | 2/6/2014

    " Milan Kundera teaches you about how the world works. Beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Clare Szydlowski | 2/2/2014

    " The articulation of "The Border" in this book assigns horrifyingly beautiful images to the nagging recognition of life's utter absurdity and meaninglessnes and the diversions from this recognition that we as humans participate in, in order to forget. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dariana Dudette | 1/26/2014

    " It's a shame I read it after The Unbearable Lightness of Being and I couldn't enjoy it that much. It's good, it's Kundera, it's his style. "

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About the Author

Milan Kundera, the Franco-Czech novelist, was born in Brno and has lived in France, his second homeland, for more than twenty years. He is the author of the novels The Joke, Life Is Elsewhere, The Farewell Party, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, as well as the short story collection Laughable Loves—all originally written in Czech. Like Slowness, his two earlier nonfiction works, The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed, were originally written in French.