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Just like you ve otta travel to the city of Prague Czech Rep to feel it s overpoweringly Wonderland esue vibe you must read this novel Can t tell you about it you just have to do it yourself Its bonkers brilliant Phantasmagoric originality like this a virtual valentine full of passions submerged portends of an oversoulcelestial awareness to that fantastic aforementioned European city comes very seldom in a re Safe to say Kundera isn t the favourite writer of many feminists His male characters tend to be hedonistic womanisers who have a tendency to exonerate their egotistic behaviour by positing sexual dichotomies and eneralisations This kind of thing For he was aware of the reat secret of life Women don t look for handsome men #Women look for men who have had beautiful women Having an ugly #look for men who have had beautiful women Having an ugly is therefore a fatal mistake Now this isn t by any stretch of the imagination a reat secret of life There s some truth in it but not enough no matter how much irony you lace it with to make it some kind of code by which to live He also sometimes has his male characters fantasise about rape Harvey Weinstein probably wouldn t have too many problems identifying with a Kundera lead male character And Kundera returns to this male so often in his fiction that you sense he might be a little vain about his own sexual exploits Frankly often in his fiction that you sense he might be a little vain about his own sexual exploits Frankly can et irritating Roland Barthes urged readers to separate a literary work from its creator in order to liberate the text from interpretive tyranny DH Lawrence said trust the tale not the teller But ironically there was an awful lot of the teller in Lawrence s tales It isn t always easy not to read swathes of autobiography into a writer s work especially when as Kundera and Lawrence do they almost obsessively return to the same characters and themes over and over again At one point in the novel Kundera tells us love is continual interrogation I don t know of a better definition of love I m not sure many people would agree More likely love is a continual turning of the other cheek Interrogation comes only at times of crisis But again it compels us to form an idea of the man Kundera is He s a man always looking for the exit But Kundera is aware of this conundrum and makes a point now and again of making an appearance as the author sometimes disagreeing with something one of his characters thinks or says In this way he turns ideas and actions into uestions Kundera isn t interested in moral or any other kind of certainties He s continually crossing borders both physically and figuratively in his novels Exploring those crude common delineating lines that provide a sham sense of identity So when he has a character fantasise about rape he s not iving a Harvey Weinstein a leg up he s not deploying some crass moral wall chart as commercial fiction does by which we are to evaluate his characters he s plumbing the wellsprings of. Rich in its stories characters and imaginative range The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big. Kniha smíchu a zapomněníThe human condition and compelling us to ask difficult uestions Basically to my mind it s crass and lazy to dismiss him as a misogynist The novel itself takes a while to et oing but the final stretch is fabulous In His Prime His Novels Always Have An prime his novels always have an purity of expression and seem effortless as if they rew organically from a seed Somewhere between 4 and 5 stars As a footnote I started watching the Dustin Hoffman film Little Big Man the other night Early on a teenage white Mr. Jelly's Business girl is brought into a Cheyenne camp and is worried she soing #BE RAPED IT S MADE #raped It s uickly made she harbours a desire to be raped and is disappointed she isn t All done to 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, get a pornographiciggle from the audience while simultaneously showing us in the most vulgar patronising form imaginable that Cheyenne men aren t animals At that point I turned the thing off That s what I call offensive It was funny but I can t remember whyThis is actually true sad to tell 294 Kniha sm chu a zapomn n The Book of Laughter And Forgetting Milan KunderaThe Book of Laughter and Forgetting is a novel by Milan Kundera published in France in 1979 It is composed of seven separate narratives united by some common themes The book considers the nature of forgetting as it occurs in history politics and life in Gökyüzü Mavi Kaldı general The stories also contain elements found in theenre of magic realism Plot summary Part One Lost Letters Part Two Mama Part Three The Angels Part Four Lost Letters Part Five Litost Part Six The Angels Part Seven The Border 2008 1372 162 1377 9645512840 1381 1385 20 1948 1950 1953 1957 1960 1961 1958 1968 1968 1968 1973 1967 1975 1984 1988 1990 Ask any Kundera fan which book of his is their favorite and the answer will inevitably be the first book of his that they read His uniue writing style comes as a revelation at first but unfortunately can Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines grow irritating the books of his one reads The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the first one I read and it holds a special place in my reading history as the one book that I instantly began re reading as soon as I finished it If you haven t read Kundera I would recommend this or the much famous The Unbearable Lightness of Being Das Buch vom Lachen und Vergessen by Milan Kundera is a novel consisting of Seven Short Storiesradually does one come to the conclusion that all stories together make a big whole A look that is worthwhile of course In The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River grandiose exceedingly intelligent stories Kundera describes with a lot of wit about the different meanings of laughter and oblivion love and eroticism politics and homelandThe fifth short story is titled LitostLitost is a Czech term that describes another important topic in the book However there is no clear translation for this word In regretrief pity self reproach The language Kundera s I feel as wonderful I really enjoyed this book He was well aware that of the two or three thousand. International success in the late 1970's Like all his work it is valuable for far than just its historical implications In seven wonderfully. Times he had made love how many times had he made love in his life only two or three were really essential and unforgettable The rest were mere echoes imitations repetitions or reminiscences Ah the endlessly uotable Kundera I had to hold myself back from updating my status every other page there were just so many perfectly composed sentences I wanted to share with you oodreaders Sometimes that s all it takes to win me over a stream of perfectly composed sentences Plot shmot Characters shmaracters Give me words that I want to scrawl in a notebook Give me sentences to underscore in indelible inkIs it a novel Is it a short story collection I can t say There are seven semi interrelated parts but each could stand t say There are seven semi interrelated parts but each could stand as its own story And every once in awhile Kundera steps in and speaks with his own voice adding a little autobiographical twist which is odd but seems to work in this instance Anyway story collection novel diary or amalgam of the three it doesn t really matter If you are easily turned off by sexual content this isn t the book for you If you are easily rattled by misogynistic undertones this isn t the book for you But if you are open minded and have a soft spot for artfully crafted poignant sentences I think you will enjoy this book The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is one of the most interesting novels I ve ever read mostly due to its structure The book is written in seven parts each part comprising of a story written from multiple perspectives Some of the central themes of each story are derived from semi autobiographical accounts of Kundera s days as a political #Exile Each Story Is Vaguely #Each story is vaguely to each other like small threads that pull at each other Kundera explores in detail the themes of memory politics social amnesia and damnatio memoriae The picture of Vladim r Clementis standing next to Klement Gottwald before and after he was edited out of the picture The picture is one of the first mentions of memory politics made in the bookThe book shares various fictional and non fictional accounts of people s lives during the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia it is only ironic that the nation that Kundera writes about no longer exists as he knew it And it makes this novel even relevant A few years ago I was simply blown away by my first encounter with Milan Kundera s work That was the brilliantly inventive Immortality but I never ot to follow it up with anything else until now This novel if one can call it that is a collection of seven vignettes about characters in Communist Europe during the era o because love is continual interrogation I don t know of a better definition of love This won t be the Kundera book I would recommend to a reader new to him Not that it is bad it still has all the interesting psychology he dislikes the word philosophy Integrated parts different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced reordered and emphasized newly examined analyzed and experienc.

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