Slowness: A Novel

April 11, 1997|
Slowness: A Novel by Milan Kundera
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Milan Kundera''s lightest novel, a divertimento, an opera buffa, Slowness is also the first of this author''s fictional works to have been written in French.

Disconcerted and enchanted, the reader follows the narrator of Slowness through a midsummer''s night in which two tales of seduction, separated by more than two hundred years, interweave and oscillate between the sublime and the comic. Underlying this libertine fantasy is a profound meditation on contemporary life: about the secret bond between slowness and memory, about the connection between our era''s desire to forget and the way we have given ourselves over to the demon of speed. And about "dancers" possessed by the passion to be seen, for whom life is merely a perpetual show emptied of every intimacy and every joy.

The Franco-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in Brno and has 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 ...
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Title:Slowness: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.4 in
Published:April 11, 1997
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060928414

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