Laughable Loves
Laughable Loves

Milan Kundera is a master of graceful illusion and illuminating surprise. In one of these stories a young man and his girlfriend pretend that she is a stranger he picked up on the road--only to become strangers to each other in reality as their game proceeds. In another a teacher fakes piety in order to seduce a devout girl, then jilts her and yearns for God. In yet another girls wait in bars, on beaches, and on station platforms for the same lover, a middle-aged Don Juan who has gone home to his wife. Games, fantasies, and schemes abound in all the stories while different characters react in varying ways to the sudden release of erotic impulses.

Title Laughable Loves
Author Milan Kundera
Publisher Harper Perennial
Title First Published 01 May 1999
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 304 p.
ISBN-10 0060997036
ISBN-13 9780060997038
Publication Date 01 May 1999
Main content page count 304
Weight 16 oz.

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