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by P. Kussi,Milan Kundera

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: P. Kussi,Milan Kundera
ISBN: 0571144551
ISBN13: 978-0571144556
Language: English
Publisher: Faber & Faber (May 20, 1991)
Pages: 320
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Immortality (Czech: Nesmrtelnost) is a novel in seven parts, written by Milan Kundera in 1988 in Czech. First published 1990 in French.

Immortality (Czech: Nesmrtelnost) is a novel in seven parts, written by Milan Kundera in 1988 in Czech. This novel springs from a casual gesture of a woman, seemingly to her swimming instructor. Immortality is the last of a trilogy that includes The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, and The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

Original Czech title: Nesmrtelnost. Printed in the. United States of America. No part of this book may be used or reproduced.

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Nesmrtelnost Immortality, Milan Kundera Immortality (Czech: Nesmrtelnost) is a novel in seven parts . Immortality is the last of a trilogy that includes The Book Of Laughter And Forgetting, and The Unbearable Lightness Of Being

Nesmrtelnost Immortality, Milan Kundera Immortality (Czech: Nesmrtelnost) is a novel in seven parts, written by Milan Kundera in 1988 in Czech. اریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه آگوست سال 1994 میلادی عنوان: Nesmrtelnost Immortality, Milan Kundera Immortality (Czech: Nesmrtelnost) is a novel in seven parts, written by Milan Kundera in 1988 in Czech.

Milan Kundera is the best novelist I have ever read. Even though I cannot read his works in the original Czech or French, the English translations are as, if not more, satisfying than the greatest of original English works. Immortality" proves to be even better than the already awe-inspiring "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. The point really is not the plot, but how it's plotted. PagesMediaBooks and lity (Milan Kundera)About.

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Milan Kundera, Peter Kussi. It is one of those great unclassifiable masterpieces that appear once every twenty years or so. 'It will make you cleverer, maybe even a better lover. Not many novels can do that.

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A.novel, divided into seven parts and exploring immortality. This is the author's seventh novel. His previous works include "The Joke", "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting" and "The Unbearable Lightness of Being". He has written one play, "Jacques and his Master".
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Gio
Milan Kundera is the best novelist I have ever read. His power lies in his great intellect, keen and unerring observations of human behaviors, and his immaculate control of language to yield the exact effect he desires. Even though I cannot read his works in the original Czech or French, the English translations are as, if not more, satisfying than the greatest of original English works. "Immortality" proves to be even better than the already awe-inspiring "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting." The point really is not the plot, but how it's plotted. It's the originality of working his voice into the surface of the text without subverting the comfortable author-reader decorum. It's the exploration of the nature (or un-nature?) of relationships, the impossibity of understanding between "different" kinds of people, and the longing for those with whom such understanding is possible. Agnes for her father. Her father for a woman that he might have met too late in life. Milan Kundera for an ideal reader.

The other part of the plot is centered on the anecdotal relation between Goethe and Bettina. It's a long discussion of how the title of the book, immortality, figures in in a relationship such as that between Goethe and Bettina. The story itself is fascinating enough that I never raised a question as to why the two plots are set side by side. I might come upon some insight later on, but one thing is pretty clear, Bettina is what Agnes is not. Even though the book seems to caste Agnes' sister Laura as Agnes' opposite, Bettina is the real counterpart to Agnes. One yearns for immortality in the public memory, the other for a quiet, private understanding. And from the sympathy he bestows upon Agnes, it is quite obvious that Kundera is partial to Agnes' kind yearning. But he also understands Bettina perfectly well. After all, he shares the same yearning for immortality.
Felhalar
Had to read this for a grad English class. Kundera is a bit of a misogynist, but I love Agnes. The form and construction of the writing is not the best, but again, Agnes. She's the reason I'm giving this book four stars.
Ces
A late-comer to Kundera, my little grey cells must work overtime for it all to sink in--but it is worth it. I finish each book then begin again to pull all the pieces together. At my 3rd reading I begin to underline passages. Unlike any author I've read, I find myself putting down his books after each chapter to cogitate.
Voodoolkree
By alternating narratives M.Kundera introduces the story of the main character and some insights that he has about the life of Goethe. The reflection revolves around a topic that torments man: death. Immortality like the desperate attempt to overcome that hideous fear of dissapearing...
Kajishakar
"Immortality" is so rejuvenating to the reading experience, pulling Goethe and Hemingway from beyond, effortlessly using literary magic devices in pleasing ways. It should leave its mark on the way you view a novel. One cannot describe the plot/theme without spoiling the trip.
Kirinaya
If you like straightforward books with straightforward plots, straightforward characters and straightforward beginnings, storylines and conclusions, this book may not for you.
The novel takes place in the present, in the past, in the afterlife & in the surreal world of Kundera's imagination. The work has several different seemingly separate stories that Kundera somehow weaves into a coherent whole. We meet people that we are led to believe actually exist who talk with the author during "intermissions" of the novel. Later, we learn that Kundera was discussing topics with the characters in his novel.
The book has sundry marvelous sections which brood over just about every intellectual topic associated with immortality. We see an eloborate (although fictionalized) glimpse of Goethe's historical meeting with Napoleon. We get an impression of how many great artists look upon their craft as mementos of their immortality. We even get an answer to the $60,000 question: WHAT would happen if Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Earnest Hemingway met up in the afterlife? (Wow! What a thought!)
As I mentioned earlier, this book does not have the standard structure of most other novels. That said, however, it was quite enjoyable to read. It did not go off the deep end of Faulkneresque stream-of-consciousness psycho-babble. An excellent and entertaining postmodern effort.
Makaitist
Although I haven't finished reading this yet, the articles I have read so far are well worth the money.
'Immortality,' a heady and misleading title for such an experientially eclectic read. As the author cum protagonist takes you on a whimsical journey across rhetorical landscapes thought too heretical for burning. Skipping through tenses, flipping back and forth through perspectives, is enough to give one literary whiplash. For the many shortcomings of this marvelous book, the one truly remarkable feat (and it is indeed, Milan's mental muscle that is being flexed) is that the premise for the entire book and forthwith ensuing plot, and subplots, and tangential sub-subplots all emanate from simple gesture, a mere arch of the arm, wave of the hand and turn of the head. Amazing!
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