The Book of Laughter and ForgettingBook - 1999
The absurdities of modern life are dramatized by a student who forsakes physical love for a conversation with poets about it and a former Czech Communist leader who is officially eliminated from history
Rich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analyzed, and experienced.