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[Translated by Linda Asher][Read by Richmond Hoxie] Set in modern-day Paris, The Festival of Insignificance follows four friends who run into each other in the Luxembourg Gardens, attend parties, and conduct a long-running exchange on sex, desire, history, art, and even the meaning of human existence. Kundera pokes fun at our sense of self-importance, and one of the friends, Ramon, proposes that we rejoice in the freedom of recognizing our own insignificance. What a liberating thought! The Festival of Insignificance takes up all the themes that have informed this great writer's fiction, embracing the comic and laughing at a culture that has lost what is most vital to life: that necessary and seemingly elusive sense of humor.

Hardcover:

9780062356895 | Harpercollins, June 23, 2015, cover price $23.99

Paperback:

9780062356901 | Reprint edition (Perennial, June 14, 2016), cover price $13.99 | also contains The Festival of Insignificance
9780393971965, titled "Successful Writing" | 4 sub edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, February 1, 1998), cover price $36.95 | also contains Successful Writing

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9781504612241 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 23, 2015), cover price $19.99 | also contains The Festival of Insignificance | About this edition: [Translated by Linda Asher][Read by Richmond Hoxie] Set in modern-day Paris, The Festival of Insignificance follows four friends who run into each other in the Luxembourg Gardens, attend parties, and conduct a long-running exchange on sex, desire, history, art, and even the meaning of human existence.

[Translated by Linda Asher][Read by Richmond Hoxie] Set in modern-day Paris, The Festival of Insignificance follows four friends who run into each other in the Luxembourg Gardens, attend parties, and conduct a long-running exchange on sex, desire, history, art, and even the meaning of human existence. Kundera pokes fun at our sense of self-importance, and one of the friends, Ramon, proposes that we rejoice in the freedom of recognizing our own insignificance. What a liberating thought! The Festival of Insignificance takes up all the themes that have informed this great writer's fiction, embracing the comic and laughing at a culture that has lost what is most vital to life: that necessary and seemingly elusive sense of humor.

Paperback:

9780062356901 | Reprint edition (Perennial, June 14, 2016), cover price $13.99 | also contains The Festival of Insignificance

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504612241 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 23, 2015), cover price $19.99 | also contains The Festival of Insignificance | About this edition: [Translated by Linda Asher][Read by Richmond Hoxie] Set in modern-day Paris, The Festival of Insignificance follows four friends who run into each other in the Luxembourg Gardens, attend parties, and conduct a long-running exchange on sex, desire, history, art, and even the meaning of human existence.

Paperback:

9786074217414 | Planeta Pub Corp, March 8, 2016, cover price $11.95

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Product Description: From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being comes an unexpected and enchanting novel--the culmination of his life's work--that is a hymn to friendship and an original and humorous commentary on our era and how we live now...read more

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9781504612234 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 23, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being comes an unexpected and enchanting novel--the culmination of his life's work--that is a hymn to friendship and an original and humorous commentary on our era and how we live now.

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Product Description: Proyectar una luz sobre los problemas más serios y a la vez no pronunciar una sola frase seria, estar fascinado por la realidad del mundo contemporáneo y, a la vez, evitar todo realismo, así es La fiesta de la insignificancia. Quien conozca las obras anteriores de Kundera sabe que en él no son en absoluto inesperadas las ganas de incorporar en una novela algo «no serio»...read more

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9786074216141 | Italian edition edition (Planeta Pub Corp, November 11, 2014), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Proyectar una luz sobre los problemas más serios y a la vez no pronunciar una sola frase seria, estar fascinado por la realidad del mundo contemporáneo y, a la vez, evitar todo realismo, así es La fiesta de la insignificancia.

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Product Description: Esta es una extraordinaria historia de amor, o sea de celos, de sexo, de traiciones, de muerte y también de las debilidades y paradojas de la vida cotidiana de dos parejas cuyos destinos se entrelazan irremediablemente. Guiado por la asombrosa capacidad de Milan Kundera de contar con cristalina claridad, el lector penetra fascinado en la trama compleja de actos y pensamientos que el autor va tejiendo con diabólica sabiduría en torno a sus personajes...read more

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9789706991935 | Planeta Pub Corp, February 4, 2014, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Esta es una extraordinaria historia de amor, o sea de celos, de sexo, de traiciones, de muerte y también de las debilidades y paradojas de la vida cotidiana de dos parejas cuyos destinos se entrelazan irremediablemente.

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Product Description: Jacques and His Master is a deliciously witty and entertaining play by Milan Kundera, the acclaimed Franco-Czech author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.A highly original variation on Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot's novel Jacques le Fataliste, Jacques and His Master has been successfully staged all over the world...read more

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9780062219077 | Reprint edition (Perennial, January 29, 2013), cover price $13.99 | About this edition: Jacques and His Master is a deliciously witty and entertaining play by Milan Kundera, the acclaimed Franco-Czech author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.

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Product Description: Esta obra nos da a conocer a un KUNDERA, en cierto modo, inedito. En efecto, aunque el autor reflexione, como confiesa al principio del libro, sobre sus «viejos temas existenciales y esteticos», lo cierto es que en este apasionado -y apasionante- encuentro con algunas obras maestras de la literatura, la musica y la pintura, el escritor checo aborda cuestiones hasta ahora poco o nada transitadas en sus libros anteriores...read more

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9788483834084 | Tusquets Editor, September 30, 2012, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Esta obra nos da a conocer a un KUNDERA, en cierto modo, inedito.

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Product Description: En la Checoslovaquia comunista, Ludvik Jahn, joven estudiante universitario y activo miembro del Partido, se permite un dia gastarle una broma a una companera de aula y le envia una postal en la que ironiza sobre el optimismo imperante...read more

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9788483834039 | Italian edition edition (Tusquets Editor, August 30, 2012), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: En la Checoslovaquia comunista, Ludvik Jahn, joven estudiante universitario y activo miembro del Partido, se permite un dia gastarle una broma a una companera de aula y le envia una postal en la que ironiza sobre el optimismo imperante.

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Product Description: Chantal y Jean-Marc viven juntos en Paris y se quieren, se quieren tanto que incluso parecen confundirse. Y es que, a veces, se dan situaciones en las que, por un instante, ninguno de los dos parece reconocerse, en el que la identidad del otro se disuelve y, de rechazo, duda de la suya propia...read more

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9788483836002 | Italian edition edition (Tusquets Editor, May 1, 2012), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Chantal y Jean-Marc viven juntos en Paris y se quieren, se quieren tanto que incluso parecen confundirse.

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Product Description: A partir de una novela francesa del siglo XVIII y de una excursion a un castillo de Francia convertido en hotel, Milan Kundera da vida a una serie de personajes del pasado y del presente que coincidiran en un congreso de entomologos...read more

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9788483835869 | Italian edition edition (Tusquets Editor, December 1, 2011), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: A partir de una novela francesa del siglo XVIII y de una excursion a un castillo de Francia convertido en hotel, Milan Kundera da vida a una serie de personajes del pasado y del presente que coincidiran en un congreso de entomologos.

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Product Description: Encounter is the latest addition to the acclaimed body of literary criticism from beloved author Milan Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting). Novelist Russell Banks writes, “Not since Henry James, perhaps, has a fiction writer examined the process of writing with such insight, authority, and range of reference and allusion...read more

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9780061894435 | Reprint edition (Perennial, October 4, 2011), cover price $13.99 | About this edition: Encounter is the latest addition to the acclaimed body of literary criticism from beloved author Milan Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting).

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Product Description: Encounter is the latest addition to the acclaimed body of literary criticism from beloved author Milan Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting). Novelist Russell Banks writes, “Not since Henry James, perhaps, has a fiction writer examined the process of writing with such insight, authority, and range of reference and allusion...read more

Hardcover:

9780061894411, titled "Encounter" | Italian edition edition (Harpercollins, August 17, 2010), cover price $23.99 | About this edition: Encounter is the latest addition to the acclaimed body of literary criticism from beloved author Milan Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting).

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9780061148521 | Deluxe edition (Harpercollins, October 27, 2009), cover price $17.99

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Product Description: Una mujer y un hombre se encuentran por casualidad durante su viaje de regreso al pais natal del que emigraron hace veinte años. ¿Podran reemprender una extraña historia de amor, apenas iniciada entonces en su tierra? El caso es que, tras tan larga ausencia, «sus recuerdos no se parecen»...read more

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9788483835357 | Italian edition edition (Tusquets Editor, June 1, 2009), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Una mujer y un hombre se encuentran por casualidad durante su viaje de regreso al pais natal del que emigraron hace veinte años.

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Product Description: Milan Kundera explora en estas paginas las perplejidades del hombre ante el mundo contemporaneo y las posibilidades que el arte en particular la literatura y la musica posee para iluminar la existencia humana. Con la libertad de los grandes creadores, el novelista y pensador checo concita aqui una personal galeria imaginaria del arte moderno en la que la obra de pintores como Bacon, escritores como Beckett o Fuentes y musicos como Janaek o Schönberg se convierten, sobre todo, en «una razon para vivir este accidente desprovisto de sentido que es la vida»...read more

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9788483831571 | Italian edition edition (Tusquets Editor, May 1, 2009), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Milan Kundera explora en estas paginas las perplejidades del hombre ante el mundo contemporaneo y las posibilidades que el arte en particular la literatura y la musica posee para iluminar la existencia humana.

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Product Description: A partir del gesto encantador de una mujer de cierta edad, el escritor crea el personaje de Agnes, alrededor de la cual apareceran su hermana Laura, su marido Paul, y todo nuestro mundo contemporaneo en el que se rinde culto a la tecnologia y la imagen...read more

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9788483835395 | Italian edition edition (Tusquets Editor, April 1, 2009), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A partir del gesto encantador de una mujer de cierta edad, el escritor crea el personaje de Agnes, alrededor de la cual apareceran su hermana Laura, su marido Paul, y todo nuestro mundo contemporaneo en el que se rinde culto a la tecnologia y la imagen.

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Product Description: Solo el gran arte de la novela es capaz de desgarrar por un instante el telon de prejuicios y preinterpretaciones con que desciframos no solo nuestra vida sino la historia entera de la humanidad. Mas aun: tal vez la novela sea el ultimo observatorio que nos permite abrazar la existencia humana en su conjunto y lanzar «una mirada al alma de las cosas»...read more

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9788483830949 | Italian edition edition (Tusquets Editor, February 1, 2009), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Solo el gran arte de la novela es capaz de desgarrar por un instante el telon de prejuicios y preinterpretaciones con que desciframos no solo nuestra vida sino la historia entera de la humanidad.

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Product Description: En 1972, el joven director de teatro frances Georges Werler fue a ver a Milan Kundera a Praga y a su regreso consiguio, pese a los controles de la frontera, introducir en Francia el manuscrito de su obra de teatro Jacques y su amo...read more

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9788483831069 | Italian edition edition (Tusquets Editor, November 1, 2008), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: En 1972, el joven director de teatro frances Georges Werler fue a ver a Milan Kundera a Praga y a su regreso consiguio, pese a los controles de la frontera, introducir en Francia el manuscrito de su obra de teatro Jacques y su amo.

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Product Description: Tal vez por haber sido escritas en el periodo (entre 1959, y 1968) mas feliz de la vida de Milan Kundera, segun sus propias palabras, estas narraciones son las mas alegres, las mas seriamente desvergonzadas y las mas reflexivamente divertidas de su obra...read more

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9788483835197 | Italian edition edition (Tusquets Editor, March 1, 2008), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Tal vez por haber sido escritas en el periodo (entre 1959, y 1968) mas feliz de la vida de Milan Kundera, segun sus propias palabras, estas narraciones son las mas alegres, las mas seriamente desvergonzadas y las mas reflexivamente divertidas de su obra.

Traces the author's personal view of the history and significance of the novel in western civilization, arguing that a novel's development crosses international and language boundaries while serving to reveal previously unknown aspects of a reader's existence. By the author of The Art of the Novel. Reprint.
By Linda Asher (trans) and Milan Kundera

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9780060841959 | Reprint edition (Perennial, January 1, 2008), cover price $13.99 | About this edition: Traces the author's personal view of the history and significance of the novel in western civilization, arguing that a novel's development crosses international and language boundaries while serving to reveal previously unknown aspects of a reader's existence.

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Product Description: Esta es una extraordinaria historia de amor, o sea de celos, de sexo, de traiciones, de muerte y tambien de las debilidades y paradojas de la vida cotidiana de dos parejas cuyos destinos se entrelazan irremediablemente. Guiado por la asombrosa capacidad de Milan Kundera de contar con cristalina claridad, el lector penetra fascinado en la trama compleja de actos y pensamientos que el autor va tejiendo con diabolica sabiduria en torno a sus personajes...read more

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9788483835128 | Tusquets Editor, January 1, 2008, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Esta es una extraordinaria historia de amor, o sea de celos, de sexo, de traiciones, de muerte y tambien de las debilidades y paradojas de la vida cotidiana de dos parejas cuyos destinos se entrelazan irremediablemente.

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Product Description: Une jeune femme est en amour avec un chirurgien réussie, un homme déchiré entre son amour pour elle et son coureur de jupons incorrigible. Sa maîtresse, un artiste à l'esprit libre, vit sa vie comme une série de trahisons - tandis que son autre amant, sincère, fidèle et bon, stands de tout perdre à cause de ses qualités nobles...read more
By Francois Kerel (trans), Milan Kundera and Francois Ricard (other contributor)

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9782070381654 | Italian edition edition (Gallimard, January 12, 1990), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Une jeune femme est en amour avec un chirurgien réussie, un homme déchiré entre son amour pour elle et son coureur de jupons incorrigible.

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