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The Festival of Insignificance From the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being an unexpected and enchanting novel the culmination of his life s work Casting light on the most serious of

  • Title: The Festival of Insignificance
  • Author: Milan Kundera Linda Asher
  • ISBN: 9780062356895
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Festival of Insignificance By Milan Kundera Linda Asher, From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an unexpected and enchanting novel the culmination of his life s work.Casting light on the most serious of problems and at the same time saying not one serious sentence being fascinated by the reality of the contemporary world and at the same time completely avoiding realism that From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an unexpected and enchanting novel the culmination of his life s work.Casting light on the most serious of problems and at the same time saying not one serious sentence being fascinated by the reality of the contemporary world and at the same time completely avoiding realism that s The Festival of Insignificance Readers who know Milan Kundera s earlier books know that the wish to incorporate an element of the unserious in a novel is not at all unexpected of him In Immortality, Goethe and Hemingway stroll through several chapters together talking and laughing And in Slowness, Vera, the author s wife, says to her husband you ve often told me you meant to write a book one day that would have not a single serious word in it I warn you watch out Your enemies are lying in wait Now, far from watching out, Kundera is finally and fully realizing his old aesthetic dream in this novel that we could easily view as a summation of his whole work A strange sort of summation Strange sort of epilogue Strange sort of laughter, inspired by our time, which is comical because it has lost all sense of humor What can we say Nothing Just read.

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    1. We ve known for a long time that it was no longer possible to overturn this world, nor reshape it, nor head off its dangerous headlong rush There s been only one possible resistance to not take it seriously Milan Kundera, The Festival of InsignificanceRecently, I tried to sell my wife on the idea that the key to happiness was low expectations The less she expected of me the happier she would be Kundera, I m afraid, would disagree Or at least he would want to edit my maxim For Kundera, the key to [...]

    2. I read a lot of Kundera in my 20s, but it has been many years since I read any of his major works Like his other recent novels this one is a miniature a distillation of his style that is a little cryptic but always charming and entertaining On the surface not much happens a group of friends observe, analyse and converse, but some of the details are fascinating for example the theory that Stalin renamed the Prussian capital K nigsberg Kant s city as Kaliningrad after one of his least distinguishe [...]

    3. From what I could tell, Italian critics were not too kind to Kundera s latest novel In a way I understand them this is not the Kundera that wrote The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, or Immortality This is Kundera from Ignorance and Slowness, a writer that needs to be read differently to be appreciated.La festa dell insignificanza is humorous and entertaining, I ve read it in one rather brief sitting However, it s not the humor that stays with you afterwards, i [...]

    4. Oh, dear This wasn t for me at all Let it be known that my rating does not reflect the probable brilliance of the writing Translated from the French, there is a distinct focus on the human navel, a fixation that transcends simple contemplation of one s belly button In betwixt and between the abject thrall of the navel are musings and natterings on the enigmatic quality of silence, the value of insignificance, and life being imposed upon the dying.

    5. KUNDERA IS BACKAfter two depressing novels, here is finally the return of the master of irony The title announces the colour The insignifiance fest El Milan, as good surgeon of the customs analyzes funnily the relations between man and woman.Kundera recover his eloquence, it is a great news.Only one problem, it s too short 141 pages, we want .

    6. A jolly old master sings Is that all there is accompanied by his imaginary friends To read in tandem with Borges Utopia de un hombre cansado

    7. Inspirado na vis o de mulheres com cal as de cintura desca da, Alain analisa quais s o, para os homens, as fontes de sedu o feminina pernas, n degas, seios, umbigo O c rebro dispens vel Ramon quer ir a uma exposi o de obras de Chagall mas n o tem paci ncia para ficar na fila para entrar e passeia no jardim.D Ardelo planeia a sua festa de anivers rio e diverte se mentindo que vai morrer de cancro.Caliban finge que paquistan s e diverte se falando uma l ngua inventada.Charles inspira se num livro, [...]

    8. It s the same old Kundera that we know and love witty as ever, intellectual, or perhaps too intellectual sometimes Though he no longer surprises us, the book is still a significant novel about the insignificance I love many parts of it, e.g the meditation about the navel, the part about Stalin s joke which no one understood Actually the part about Stalin s joke is key to understand the novel in my opinion Just around 100 pages in English, this is a quick read, but certainly not an easy read It s [...]

    9. L do mua s ch N u m t ng i n ng hay m t th i i t m th y trung t m quy n r c a n b n m i, v y th ph i m t v x c nh c i m c a khuynh h ng t nh d c nh th n o Anh ng t c m t c u tr l i d i c a c p i l h nh nh n d c a con ng, d i v m ho c ch nh v th m i ph i d i d n n kho i l c t nh d c qu v y, Alain t nh , ngay gi a cu c i n, d i c a c p i khi n ng i n b m ch t ma thu t l ng m n c a c i kh ng sao v i t i c.N u m t ng i n ng hay m t th i i t m th y trung t m quy n r c a n b n m m ng, th s ph i m t v [...]

    10. I never know how to rate Kundera s books because although the writing is good, the story, if one can call it that is missing It appears that once Kundera started writing in French, he started trying too hard The blurb on the backs tells us the book is funny Dr le de rire inspir par notre poque qui est comique parce qu elle a perdu tout sens de l humour Oui c est vrai Moi aussi, j ai perdu tout sens de l humour At least I found nothing to laugh at here Apparently, the humour we are looking for is [...]

    11. With some books you have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy reading them Milan Kundera s new short novel, The Festival of Insignificance, is for me one such example If you have read some of his earlier writings, you will probably relate to my view Kundera has a way of making light of heavier subjects, of having fun in depicting his characters with their foibles and by placing then in or less likely scenarios Events and characters of the past can seemlessly co exist with the present, or a [...]

    12. A story filled with varying degrees of humor not lacking in seriousness I m a huge Kundera fan finding enjoyment in all his works I found this novella delightful.The book centers around our existence, with time we begin to be less significant We will fade from memories or be remembered in embellished ways by those never really knowing our intricacies Insignificance, my friend, is the essence of existence, Kundera points out the fact insignificant things in life are the most beautiful and often i [...]

    13. N o deu pra mim, infelizmenteA Festa da Insignific ncia apareceu para mim como recomenda o do GR por eu ter gostado de A Revolu o dos Bichos aqui Li a sinopse e me interessei bastante Autor de renome, um bom tema e uma edi o caprichada parecia infal vel Kundera promete nos mostrar quatro amigos vagando por Paris e discutindo problemas s rios e os valores da vida contempor nea O que li Quatro personagens sem gra a, cheios de pensamentos rasos e desconexos, t o ap ticos que se confundem entre si S [...]

    14. No es un libro para mi No he disfrutado nada de la lectura, me he aburrido much simo y si lo he acabado es porque es muy cortito Creo que es un libro para otros gustos literarios o intelecto porque en realidad ni siquiera he comprendido de qu trata el libro.

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