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  1. says:

    To these uestions he has no answerMilan Kundera is a philosopher in the garb of novelist; but a philosopher of life lived dreamed and yearned for; a philosopher who will not deal in abstract metaphysics and grand scheme of ideas that in the la

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    Kundera's second novel to be written in French was a bit of let down for me It felt nothing like the Kundera I've known from previous books He was trying way to hard here to be French through and through and even though Identity was

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    Whenever I'm at a loss for what to read next and don't want to take any risks I reread either Vonnegut Murakami or Kundera I've probably read this book five times but I love him so I don't care You know maybe it's that old problem of how sometimes with really distinctive authors all their works sort of blur together retroactively

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    This small gripping novel is the story of two lovers Jean Marc and Chantal It moves from one to the other following assumptions emotions beliefs and ideas some shared but mostly held in secret It's about being seen and abou

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    A great novelist is like a gypsy fortune teller one whose wisdom and prophecies and rich tales are enhanced by the palpable rasp of the voice and the heat of her garlic breath in your face In this book Kundera is like one of those mechanical gypsy automatons behind glass that dispenses wisdom on pre written slips of paper from the hand of a hollow machineIn Identity Kundera offers much food for thought on the nature of

  6. says:

    Identity was interesting than I initially thought however I found that it freuently repeated itself and a lot of it was just filler

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    Lightness of Book 158 gramsBook of Laughter NoLiterary Immortality LowLaughable Loves count 1Naked characters count 2My least favourite Kundera book so far I was excited by the concept of the novel and some parts were interesting to read but others were predictable and there was a lack of magical passages which leave an impression a

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    Umm so where to start with this one This was my first reading by Kundera of course it wouldn't be the last but this book was just I don't knowIt was weird I had the feeling sometimes that I was reading L'Écume des jours by Boris Vian there we

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    Milan Kundera and I are both April fools so I have always felt a sense of kinship with him I do not know if April Fool's Day is celebrated in the Czech Republic but I pretend that it is and that he too endured fake cakes and tricks as a child Kundera is best known for the beautifully titled Unbearable Lightness of Being This book is similar in that it explores human relationships but it's also very differentKundera has lived in

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    As a novel it falls short in my opinion especially toward the end and won't have got than 3 stars As a peace of writing in general th

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review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera's Identitynbsp translated from the French by Linda AsherThere are situations in which we fail for a moment to recognize the person we are with in which the identity of the other is erased while we simultaneously doubt our own That also happens with couples indeed above all with couples because lovers fear than anything else losing sight of the To these uestions he has no answerMilan Kundera is a philosopher in the garb of novelist but a philosopher of life lived dreamed and yearned for a philosopher who will not deal in abstract metaphysics and grand scheme of ideas that in the last analysis and against the banality of the real world bears little of its weight on who we are what we do and mostly importantly why we do itThrough the story of an odd people Jean Marc and Chantal who get together as a result of oddness in their previous lives Kundera explores the chemistry of a modern day relationship with an acute eye over the dimensionless mass of contradictions and conflicts of the social and the personal that in our day and age drives people into the abyss of dissatisfaction and ennui without there being a hope for salvation of a freeing revelation Perhaps an abyss made by our own hands because Jean Marc one day decides to write anonymous love letters to his partner Chantal to see how would she respond to the anonymity of a rude intrusion into their love life Because the gaze of love is a gaze that isolatesThe conseuences were catastrophic Despite the full knowledge and clear understanding of where they re heading basic human emotions of love revenge jealousy sadness suspicion disbelief all get together to play their part in a Shakespearean pantomime of Kafkaesue proportions about which even Nietzsche wouldn t have much to say except put his arms around the neck of a horse and cry in utter despairIt s a difficult book to paraphrase something I have felt with most novels of his that I have read And I do think it futile to give a synopsis of the plot and a sketch of its principal protagonists for talking about this novel in any other way would amount to reducing it down to the unreliability of a reader s perception when there s so much in there to see to perceive to muse and deliberate over and so I d end this short review with a recommendation please read it The word life is a king of words The King word surrounded by other grand words The word adventure The word future And the word hope By the way do you know the code name for the atom bomb they dropped on Hiroshima Little Boy That s a genius the fellow who invented that code They couldn t have dreamed up a better name Little boy kid tyke tot there s no word that s tender touching loaded with future June 16 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie yearned for a philosopher who will not deal in abstract metaphysics and grand scheme of ideas that in the last analysis and against the banality of the real world bears little of its weight on who we are what we do and mostly importantly why we do itThrough the story of an odd people Jean Marc and Chantal who get together as a result of oddness in their previous lives Kundera explores the chemistry of a modern day relationship with an acute eye over the dimensionless mass of contradictions and conflicts of the social and the personal that in our day and age drives people into the abyss of dissatisfaction and ennui without there being a hope for salvation of a freeing revelation Perhaps an abyss made by our own hands because Jean Marc one day decides to write anonymous love letters to his partner Chantal to see how would she respond to the anonymity of a rude intrusion into their love life Because the gaze of love is a gaze that isolatesThe conseuences were catastrophic Despite the full knowledge and clear understanding of where they re heading basic human emotions of love revenge jealousy sadness suspicion disbelief all get together to play their part in a Shakespearean pantomime of Kafkaesue proportions about which even Nietzsche wouldn t have much to say except put his arms around the neck of a horse and cry in utter despairIt s a difficult book to paraphrase something I have felt with most novels of his that I have read And I do think it futile to give a synopsis of the plot and a sketch of its principal protagonists for talking about this novel in any other way would amount to reducing it down to the unreliability of a reader s perception when there s so much in there to see to perceive to muse and deliberate over and so I d end this short review with a recommendation please read it The word life is a king of words The King word surrounded by other grand words The word adventure The word future And the word hope By the way do Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose you know the code name for the atom bomb they dropped on Hiroshima Little Boy That s a genius the fellow who invented that code They couldn t have dreamed up a better name Little boy kid tyke tot there s no word that s tender touching loaded with future June 16

Summary L'Identité

L'Identité

Loved oneWith stunning artfulness in expanding and playing variations on the meaningful moment Milan Kundera has made this situation and the vague sense of panic it inspires the very fabric of his new novel Here brevity goes hand in hand with intensity and a moment of bewilderment marks the start of a labyrinthine journey during which the reader repeatedly c A great novelist is like a gypsy fortune teller one whose wisdom and prophecies and rich tales are enhanced by the palpable rasp of the voice and the heat of her garlic breath in your face In this book Kundera is like one of those mechanical gypsy automatons behind glass that dispenses wisdom on pre written slips of paper from the hand of a hollow machineIn Identity Kundera offers much food for thought on the nature of personal identity what we think of ourselves and what others think of us and what social environmental and genetic forces make us who we are Much is pondered about the two faces we show the public and private onesI have to admit for about half the way I found this all to be very stimulating and admirable but then at some point I realized that this was supposed to be a novel and I kept waiting for all the brilliant insights to be framed by a credible narrative and characters In the end it ends up being a philosophy lecture that wears out its welcome It has the feel of a short story at best and doesn t even achieve the weight of a novellaKundera seems to think that all of his scintillating observational ideas will somehow animate the cardboard characters he s created It s instructive reading this on the heels of reading Turgenev s Fathers and Sons wherein the characters history and situations illustrate and deepen the thematic issues The two books side by side show the difference between a significant and an insignificant novel Because in the end it s the depth of story and character that make the ideas and themes work not the other way aroundI liked a lot of what Kundera had to say and liked the Bach like precision in which he said those things but by the end it all plays like some Robert Bresson French movie where everyone has blank expressions Kundera s humans seem perfunctory like manneuins on which he has placed very stylish garb They are blackboards on which great thoughts are written out elaborately in chalkIt s a coldly efficient book that resorts to a trick so cheap and old for its finale that you ll lose some of your respect for the author He s better than this KRKY with a minor modification in 2016 The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, your face In this book Kundera is like one of those mechanical gypsy automatons behind glass that dispenses wisdom on pre written slips of paper from the hand of a hollow machineIn Identity Kundera offers much food for thought on the nature of personal identity what we think of ourselves and what others think of us and what social environmental and genetic forces make us who we are Much is pondered about the two faces we show the public and private onesI have to admit for about half the way I found this all to be very stimulating and admirable but then at some point I realized that this was supposed to be a novel and I kept waiting for all the brilliant insights to be framed by a credible narrative and characters In the end it ends up being a philosophy lecture that wears out its welcome It has the feel of a short story at best and doesn t even achieve the weight of a novellaKundera seems to think that all of his scintillating observational ideas will somehow animate the cardboard characters he s created It s instructive reading this on the heels of reading Turgenev s Fathers and Sons wherein the characters history and situations illustrate and deepen the thematic issues The two books side by side show the difference between a significant and an insignificant novel Because in the end it s the depth of story and character that make the ideas and themes work not the other way aroundI liked a lot of what Kundera had to say and liked the Bach like precision in which he said those things but by the end it all plays like some Robert Bresson French movie where everyone has blank expressions Kundera s humans seem perfunctory like manneuins on which he has placed very stylish garb They are blackboards on which great thoughts are written out elaborately in chalkIt s a coldly efficient book that resorts to a trick so cheap and old for its finale that Hers to Protect you ll lose some of Her Small-Town Hero your respect for the author He s better than this KRKY with a minor modification in 2016

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Rosses the border between the real and the unreal between what occurs in the world outside and what the mind creates in its solitudeOf all contemporary writers only Kundera can transform such a hidden and disconcerting perception into the material for a novel one of his finest most painful and most enlightening Which surprisingly turns out to be a love story Lightness of Book 158 gramsBook of Laughter NoLiterary Immortality LowLaughable Loves count 1Naked characters count 2My least favourite Kundera book so far I was excited by the concept of the novel and some parts were interesting to read but others were predictable and there was a lack of magical passages which leave an impression as in his previous books I d read or am I just getting used to his style The latter end was especially disappointing as it felt disjointed and somewhat artificial I think I might stop seeing you for a while MilanHe stares at her unable to understand what she is saying what she means She is sad because men don t turn to look at her any He wants to say to her And me What about me Me who goes searching for you for kilometres on the beach me who shouts your name in tears and who could chase after you the length and breadth of the planetHe doesn t say it Instead slowly his tone low he repeats her words Men don t turn to look at you any Is that really why you re sad