Milan Kundera Coffret en 3 volumes has 77 ratings and 3 reviews. Hamda said: Ignorance novel is a French novel written by Milan Kundera and translated by. Buy a cheap copy of La lenteur book by Milan Kundera. After the gravity of The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Immortality, Slowness comes as a surprise: it . Find La Lenteur by Kundera, Milan at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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Milan Kundera Coffret en 3 volumes: I love reading Kundera. So the 18th century couple kkndera a night of rapture, while years later, the intellectuals who visit a symposium on the premises of the same chateau-turned-hotel undergo a night of bad sex all around.

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 years, interweave and oscillate between the sublime and the comic. The story is simply about a man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their homeland.

Books by Milan Kundera. Distracted by his desire to be the center of public attention at a convention of entomologists, Vincent loses the beautiful Julie — ready and willing though she is to share an evening of intimacy and sexual pleasure with him — and suffers the ridicule of his peers.

He thus loses the pleasures of slowness which are natural to man. There is no single central theme in the book, although the title suggests that the speed of modern living is the key concept that is the kunderq cause of the events of the book. Kundera is taking the piss with this one, really. The ideas presented in the bo I am usually a fan of L but I just couldn’t get into this one.


This was in contrast to the previous litterature where characters were predestined by their origin and dealt with profound moral choices. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

La Lenteur by Kundera, Milan

But this was awful. Cristina Rosculescu rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Jamila rated it liked it Kundeta 07, It is told through a number of plot lines that slowly weave together until they are all united at the end of the book.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A “morning-after” encounter between the two young men from different centuries brings the novel to a poignant close: He grew up in Czechoslovakia and later emigrated to France.

Milan Kundera Coffret en 3 volumes : La lenteur ; L’identit√© ; L’ignorance.

A philosophical novel is fine, but the “story” should highlight the philosophy. This is just not much of a story and kunderz passages of “thought”. I only read ‘la lenteur. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. ,enteur suppose when you are a famous and internationally acclaimed writer, you get lentur with silly books like that, and still make a lot of money.

This one is not different. All have lost the ability to lentrur and make love slowly. In the book, Kundera will try to map the continuum of the artform of the novel and highlight some of its landmarks.

To illustrate his thesis, Kundera describes a night spent at a chateau in France where years earlier a French author had experienced a slow and profoundly sexual adventure in the course of a romantic night. What started with an interesting idea in our motorized age, we don’t appreciate slowness any moretottered on into absurdity.


Speed and failure are also associated as Vera comments that slowness has protected Milan in the past. He knows what it is like to be part of a culture that is a small part of the world literature and to join a culture that is a large part of it.

Each sees itself differently in its relation with the rest of the world, and how it deals with its artists and those of other nations. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Sam Solecki, the author of a major critical study on the works of Joseph Skvorecky, argued in his review of La Lenteur published in the Toronto Star that this work which he saw as an attack on the superficiality of French intellectuals was somewhat of a waste of the reader’s time because the targets of Kundera’s wrath are simply not worthy of the effort taken to attack them.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Hazem rated it really liked it Jun 20, It is a bunch of half formed ideas thrown against the wall to see what would stick.

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The music continuum has moved forward and a given piece of music has a different value depending on where it is located in that continuum. I am so glad that I never gave Kundera five stars on any of his previous works. The music con I love reading Kundera.

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