The Joke (Harperperennial)

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Price
$16.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.32 X 8.01 X 0.84 inches | 0.58 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060995058

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About the Author

The Franco-Czech novelist Milan Kundera (1929 - 2023) was born in Brno and lived in France, his second homeland, since 1975. He is the author of the novels The Joke, Life Is Elsewhere, Farewell Waltz, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and the short story collection Laughable Loves--all originally in Czech. His later novels, Slowness, Identity, Ignorance, and The Festival of Insignificance, as well as his nonfiction works, The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, The Curtain, and Encounter, were originally written in French.

Reviews

"A thoughtful, intricate, ambivalent novel with the reach of greatness in it." -- John Updike

"It is impossible to do justice here to the subtleties, comedy, and wisdom of this very beautiful novel. Milan Kundera is an artist, clearly one of the best to be found anywhere, who says that the good (and evil) that issues from men's souls matters much more than the deeds of a State. And he says it with passion, with good humor, and with love." -- Salman Rushdie