Slowness

Author: Milan Kundera
Homepage_9780571179435

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General Fields

  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9780571179435
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
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  • : January 1997
  • : 197mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.99
  • : April 2005
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  • : books

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  • : Milan Kundera
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 144
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Barcode 9780571179435
9780571179435

Description

Milan Kundera's lightest novel, a divertimento, an opera buffa, Slowness is also the first of this author's fictional works to have been written in French.

Disconcerted and enchanted, the reader follows the narrator of Slowness through a midsummer's night in which two tales of seduction, separated by more than two hundred years, interweave and oscillate between the sublime and the comic. Underlying this libertine fantasy is a profound meditation on contemporary life: about the secret bond between slowness and memory, about the connection between our era's desire to forget and the way we have given ourselves over to the demon of speed. And about "dancers" possessed by the passion to be seen, for whom life is merely a perpetual show emptied of every intimacy and every joy.

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Slowness by Milan Kundera manages to be both a heady tale of seduction and romance and, at the same time, a formidable display of existential analysis.