Life is Elsewhere
By (author) Milan Kundera
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Life is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera
Book DescriptionThe author initially intended to call this novel The Lyrical Age. The lyrical age, according to Kundera, is youth, and this novel, above all, is an epic of adolescence; an ironic epic that tenderly erodes sacrosanct values: childhood, motherhood, revolution, and even poetry. Jaromil is in fact a poet. His mother made him a poet and accompanies him (figuratively) to his love bed and (literally) to his deathbed. A ridiculous and touching character, horrifying and totally innocent ("innocence with its bloody smile"!), Jaromil is at the same time a true poet. He's no creep, he's Rimbaud. Rimbaud entrapped by the communist revolution, entrapped in a somber farce.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780060997021
(206mm x 136mm x 26mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Milan Kundera
Joke, Paperback (August 2016)
Festival of Insignificance, Paperback / softback (June 2016)
"An enchanting new novel from one of the most distinguished writers of our time, an altogether serious comedy that is the synthesis and culmination of his oeuvre"--
Encounter, Paperback (August 2010)» View all books by Milan Kundera
Offers a collection of essays which argues that art is what we have to cleave to in the face of evil, against the expression of the darker side of human nature.
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