Immortality #2020

Immortality By Milan Kundera Immortality This breathtaking reverberating survey of human nature finds Kundera still attempting to work out the meaning of life without losing his acute sense of humour It is one of those great unclassifiable

  • Title: Immortality
  • Author: Milan Kundera
  • ISBN: 9780571144563
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Immortality By Milan Kundera This breathtaking, reverberating survey of human nature finds Kundera still attempting to work out the meaning of life without losing his acute sense of humour It is one of those great unclassifiable masterpieces that appear once every twenty years or so It will make you cleverer, maybe even a better lover Not many novels can do that Nicholas Lezard, GQ
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    About "Milan Kundera"

    1. Milan Kundera

      Milan Kundera is a Czech and French writer of Czech origin who has lived in exile in France since 1975, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1981 He is best known as the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, and The Joke.Kundera has written in both Czech and French He revises the French translations of all his books these therefore are not considered translations but original works Due to censorship by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia, his books were banned from his native country, and that remained the case until the downfall of this government in the Velvet Revolution in 1989.

    980 thoughts on “Immortality”

    1. To become engaged within the first few pages of a book is always a good sign However, at the back of my mind, history kept telling me that many other novels have started out in the stratosphere only to plummet to the bottom of the ocean Milan Kundera s Immortality , starts great, gets better, and ended with a lump in my throat, and a soul that was struck by a chord No actually, forget the single chord, this was like an Orchestra going in full swing Kundera has worked wonders here.Witnessing a p [...]




    2. On one level you could reduce this novel to the sour grapes of a man who s getting old and losing his privileged place in the world Not that this belittles its aspiration or wisdom because how the self changes with age, how the declining fa ade impacts the core, is a fascinating and rich subject Kundera suggests the self doesn t significantly change from within but rather is bullied out of its natural gait by the way people see us, by the images they impose on us Even we ourselves are constraine [...]


    3. One of 3 books I would take to a desert island A beautiful discussion on the nature of our legacy, what we decide to leave or not leave when we die How that changes in time and how we can not do anything about it Especially relevant to artists and writers Delves into the nature of love and families while he is at it It would take a life time to discuss this book.



    4. I like Kundera because he doesn t imprison me in a fastened frame of a classic narration Reading Kundera seems as if you meet an old friend in a cafe shop after ages, and while she he relates her his life story, you zip your coffee, listen to the cafe music, hear some chats and laughs at neighbouring tables, look at the peddlers at side walk, or a passing tramvay, as life is flowing around, 1372



    5. Nesmrtelnost Immortality, Milan KunderaImmortality Czech Nesmrtelnost is a novel in seven parts, written by Milan Kundera in 1988 in Czech First published 1990 in French English edition 345 p translation by Peter Kussi This novel springs from a casual gesture of a woman, seemingly to her swimming instructor Immortality is the last of a trilogy that includes The Book Of Laughter And Forgetting, and The Unbearable Lightness Of Being 1994 1371 454 1372 1377 9649045281 1378 1379 1381 9644051092 1391 [...]


    6. Playful moving didactic erotic misleading satisfying A couple years ago I bought four of Kundera s books at once this one, The Joke, Ignorance, and of course The Unbearable Lightness of Being never having read a word written by him Immortality is the first that I ve read.I don t know much about postmodernism in literature I ve read some novels that are called postmodernist But there are many view spoiler Here s a list of ten that I found on line.Sot Weed Factor I read decades ago, loved itBlood [...]



    7. Cerebral Crosswinds over Parisian Fields4.5 starsImmortality is so rejuvenating to the reading experience, pulling Goethe and Hemingway from beyond, effortlessly using magical literary devices in pleasing ways It should leave an indelible mark on the way you view a novel One cannot describe the plot theme without spoiling the trip.When you begin reading Kundera, if you haven t read him before, it may help you to understand that he involves the writer often a fictional character in himself in the [...]


    8. There s something unique about Kundera, apart from the obvious He has so many elements that I otherwise dislike, like the fact that he intervenes directly or that he interrupts the plot every so often to endlessly talk about his views, and yet his books seem to have something that grabs me by the neck every time, making me devour 150 pages in a single day Up until now, The Unbearable Lightness of Being was my favorite Kundera, with the others following not very close not too far either Immortali [...]




    9. I m not going to give this book a star rating because can t decide on one There were parts of the novel that I found fascinating, parts that were completely confusing, and parts that were downright irrelevant The beginning of the novel is very engaging It sucks the reader right in I was immediately interested in Kundera s philosophy Case in point There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we [...]



    10. This was my first time reading Kundera I picked it up in a bookstore on a whim and was completely enthralled This author has a way of saying things I ve always wanted to say, but never found the words to do so He has a talent for observation that is cleverly, if not blatantly, philosophical He s also very funny But enough about him, since one of his main points is that we all concern ourselves way too much with the personal lives of creative artists rather than their actual work Hence, I suppose [...]




    11. Of my favourite authors, Haruki Murakami is like my enigmatic, bohemian tutor Fyodor Dostoyevsky my reclusive, yet highly proficient counselor and Milan Kundera an amiable uncle full of wit and wisdom While Kundera s stories in themselves are beautiful, it s his philosophical insights and observations about mankind which I can t get enough of yes, this is someone who I can truly respect in raising their voice about the human condition.When someone is young, he is not capable of conceiving of tim [...]


    12. I am passing through a really difficult time in my life, and just for saying a little summary of my whole situation, I don t know where I am right now But I found myself in this book.The thing about reading is going throughout the labyrinth in your head, exploring it, until you find something new.This book, so far, is the best thing i ve ever read I don t know any other novels of this author, and is maybe because of that that I loved so much this book His psychological style, his way in which he [...]


    13. Se dijo cuando el asalto de la fealdad se vuelva completamente insoportable, comprar en la florister a un nomeolvides, un nico nomeolvides, ese delgado tallo con una florecita azul en miniatura, saldr con l a la calle y lo sostendr delante de la cara con la vista fija en l para no ver m s que ese nico hermoso punto azul, para verlo como lo ltimo que quiero conservar para m y para mis ojos de un mundo al que he dejado de querer.Fiel a su propio ideario de transgresi n, expuesto en la misma obra, [...]


    14. If you could live forever with your spouse in heaven after you pass, would you How do you live in a world with which you disagree How to live with people when you share neither their suffering nor their joys When you know that you don t belong among them Agnes and Laura, sisters with opposite traits ground Kundera s novel of variations as he weaves fantasized personalities of the past like Goethe and Hemingway along with himself and friend as narrator to create opportunities to think about who w [...]



    15. , , , , , , , , , , , , , The present era grabs everything that was ever written in order to transform it into films, TV programmes, or cartoons What is essential in a novel is precisely what can only be expressed in a novel, and so every adaptation contains nothing but the non essential If a person is still crazy enough to write novels now a days and wants to protect them, he has to write them in such a way that they cannot be adapted, in other words, in such a way that they cannot be retold Im [...]




    16. I don t know why I love this book, I hated it so much Completely broke my heart, first book ever to do so, it was just so real It was real enough to be fictitious, reality too harshly dealt with here would be my biggest woe First book to make me fall in love with death, and I have already read Fools Die by that time Ever the realist, both of you girls, you want real What s real than this book even when it s not Characters utterly refusing to stay fictional Oddly enough, I read this during the t [...]



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