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La Inmortalidad (original 1990; edition 2002)

by Milan Kundera

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Title:La Inmortalidad
Authors:Milan Kundera
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Immortality by Milan Kundera (1990)

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It has just a little bit of plot and a smidgen of character underneath a great deal of philosophy, so it's definitely not for everyone. But I found it entertaining and surprising, even the parts where I felt completely lost in the ramblings and grotesqueries the author includes quite self-consciously. ( )
  rmagahiz | Dec 21, 2013 |
oh boy...i just don't know what's going on in my head after reading this. granted, i stayed up way too late last night to finish it. it feels to me like a book that should be read in as few sessions as possible, to stay in its groove. it took me a long time to get my footing with this novel because i don't know that, traditionally, it really is a novel. i read the back description on my book to make sure - at a couple of points during the read - that yes, the word 'novel' was, in fact, used to describe the book. heh. sure, there is a good part of it that could be pulled out and called 'novel', but then there are also these philosophical arguments being put forth at the same time. tie in the meta aspect of the book and, well, i ended up not loving it. which made me sad because i love kundera. and i love meta-fiction. i had a tonne of fun imagining hemingway and goethe together, that was a hoot. but when the philosophical narratives began, i felt like it was too obvious - like kundera was hitting me over the head with it. it also didn't make for seamless transitions so i felt jarred out of the reading each time there was a shift. overall there are some really interesting ideas in the book - of course there are!!! i just am not thrilled with the structure of how it was all delivered.

though i am still suffering from a bolañover, so that could definitely be impacting my feelings of kundera at this moment. ( )
  DawsonOakes | Sep 20, 2013 |
Pretty much everything Milan Kundera ever wrote is brilliant but this is one of my absolute favorites. There is so much in here to take away about human identity and as usual such richness of story. Like many of his books, perhaps meant to be read again and again throughout one's lifetime. ( )
  kirstiecat | Mar 31, 2013 |
Kundera's second strongest book after ULofB, this is a natural follow-up to those under the spell of Kundera. ( )
  kbullfrog | Dec 20, 2012 |
מייגע למדי ( )
  amoskovacs | May 8, 2012 |
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Beranová, JanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060932384, Paperback)

Milan Kundera's sixth novel springs from a casual gesture of a woman to her swimming instructor, a gesture that creates a character in the mind of a writer named Kundera. Like Flaubert's Emma or Tolstoy's Anna, Kundera's Agnès becomes an object of fascination, of indefinable longing. From that character springs a novel, a gesture of the imagination that both embodies and articulates Milan Kundera's supreme mastery of the novel and its purpose: to explore thoroughly the great themes of existence.

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Milan Kundera, with his survey of human nature, is still attempting to discover the meaning of life. Famous figures from the past and present emerge to ponder and debate life, immortality, art and culture.

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