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Slowness: a novel

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A #1 bestseller in France, this modern masterpiece by the distinguished author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being presents a tremendously entertaining, wickedly funny satire on contemporary life. Simultaneously telling two stories, one set in the 18th century and one in the 20th century, Slowness ruminates upon how the pleasure inherent in a slower rhythm of life has disappeared in our technologically advanced era.
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Grouped Work ID 3f2d079e-444a-5e50-ecea-5045ea477c59
Grouping Title slowness
Grouping Author kundera milan
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-16 04:20:55AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-17 04:42:00AM

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auth_author2 Asher, Linda., Hoxie, Richmond.
author Kundera, Milan.
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display_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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publishDate 1996, 2012
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subject_facet France -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction, France -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction, Love stories, Time travel -- Fiction
title_display Slowness
title_full Slowness / Milan Kundera ; translated from the French by Linda Asher, Slowness : a novel [electronic resource] / Milan Kundera
title_short Slowness
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Social life and customs, Time travel