The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

In one of the finer modern ironies of the life-imitates-art sort, the country that Kundera seemed to be writing about when he talked about Czechoslovakia is, thanks to the latest political redefinitions, no longer precisely there. This kind of disappearance and reappearance is, partly, what Kundera explores in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. In this polymorphous work -- now a novel, now autobiography, now a philosophical treatise -- Kundera discusses life, music, sex, philosophy, literature and politics in ways that are rarely politically correct, never classifiable but always original, entertaining and definitely brilliant.

Title The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Author Milan Kundera
Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Title First Published 01 May 1999
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 320 p.
ISBN-10 0060932147
ISBN-13 9780060932145
Publication Date 01 May 1999
Main content page count 320
Weight 16 oz.

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