Laughable loves /
Milan Kundera ; translated from the Czech by Suzanne Rappaport ; introduction by Philip Roth.
Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1975, c1974
xviii, 242 p. ; 20 cm. --
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Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1975, c1974
0140040447 :
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Translation of: Smesné lásky.
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A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
The Franco-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in Brno and has lived in France, his second homeland, for more than twenty years.
Main Description
Milan Kundera is a master of graceful illusion and illuminating surprise. In one of these stories a young man and his girlfriend pretend that she is a stranger he picked up on the road--only to become strangers to each other in reality as their game proceeds. In another a teacher fakes piety in order to seduce a devout girl, then jilts her and yearns for God. In yet another girls wait in bars, on beaches, and on station platforms for the same lover, a middle-aged Don Juan who has gone home to his wife. Games, fantasies, and schemes abound in all the stories while different characters react in varying ways to the sudden release of erotic impulses.
Table of Contents
Nobody Will Laughp. 1
The Golden Apple of Eternal Desirep. 47
The Hitchhiking Gamep. 77
Symposiump. 107
Let the Old Dead Make Room for the Young Deadp. 163
Dr. Havel After Twenty Yearsp. 195
Eduard and Godp. 241
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