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"Brilliant...A work of high modernist playfulness and deep pathos." -- Janet Malcolm, New York Review of Books
"Kundera has raised the novel of ideas to a new level of dreamlike lyricism and emotional intensity." -- Jin Miller, Newsweek
"Kundera is a virtuoso...A work of the boldest mastery, originality, and richness." -- Elizabeth Hardwick, Vanity Fair
If, however, you are a thinker who loves ideas, a student of philosophy, or a fan of philosophical fiction, then this "book of ideas" is a must read.
The thing I love about this book is that Kundera presents so many ideas, draws from so many other great works and incorporates them seamlessly into a beautiful story.
This is the only book I read 3 times, and I think I'll read it again... It really cheered me up when I was wondering in my life, and I like a lot the story.
Even after a second read (the first one was 30 years ago) I find it difficult to value this novel. What is it really about? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marc L
Items were shipped the day after they were ordered and everything was as described.Published 1 month ago by Micah Parce
In worse condition than advertised. Significant creasing and bends in the pagesPublished 2 months ago by Orchidgarden
A great love story centered around the Russian occupation of the Czech Republic. Intense, did not know it was a descriptive romantic novel at times, but it is still one of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
An incredibly poignant philosophical novel. Tomáš ' existentialist thoughts on the nature and meaning of life are penetratingly sagacious.Published 2 months ago by George Carmona