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The Joke By Milan Kundera

The Joke
by Milan Kundera

The Joke, Milan Kundera's first novel, gained him a huge following in his own country and launched his worldwide literary reputation.
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The Joke by Milan Kundera

The Joke, Milan Kundera's first novel, gained him a huge following in his own country and launched his worldwide literary reputation. In his foreword Kundera explains why this completely revised translation is the definitive edition of his work. 'It is impossible to do justice here to the subtleties, comedy and wisdom of this very beautiful novel. The author of The Joke is clearly one of the best to be found anywhere.' Salman Rushdie, Observer

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The Joke Reviews


"A thoughtful, intricate, ambivalent novel with the reach of greatness in it."--John UpdikeA

About Milan Kundera


The French-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in the Czech Republic and has lived in France since 1975. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Joke, Life is Elsewhere, The Farewell Waltz, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Immortality, and the short-story collection Laughable Loves -- all originally in Czech. His more recent novels , Slowness, Identity, and Ignorance, as well as his nonfiction works, The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, The Curtain, and Encounter, were originally written in French.

Additional information

GOR001231909
The Joke by Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
1998-01-03
336
0571166938
9780571166930
N/A
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