La lenteur has ratings and reviews. Ahmed said: حقيقة لا أعرف ماذا كنت أنتظر مجددًا من مثل هذا المعتوهأعتقد أنه يستمتع بمثل هذه الأفاعيلهو م. Find La Lenteur by Kundera, Milan at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. 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 .

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Paperbackpages. Sep 01, Andy Detaille rated it really liked it. Views Read Edit View history. It is certainly Kundera’s lightest novel, a “divertimento,” an “opera buffa”, with, as the author himself says, “not a single serious word in it”; then, too, it is the first of his novels to have been written in French in the eyes of the French public, turning him d After the gravity of “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and “Immortality,” “Slowness” comes as a surprise: Kundera is taking the piss with this one, really.

Or maybe the entire book, as if he were saying, “HA! Emilie rated it it was ok Jan 04, 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.

Kundera calls it provincialismor narrow-mindedness. Slowness 1 6 Mar 06, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. For example, Immaculata, a “night bird” who troubles Berck’s sleep before his rise to fame, becomes Berck’s nightmare at the conference.

In a bureaucracy, the employee is not expected to understand the problems his office is dealing with, but rather to blindly execute the orders given to him. Underlying this libertine fantasy is a profound meditation on contemporary life: The ideas presented in the book are important and interesting yet blandly expressed. It could have been funny, it could have been profound, but the scenes are nothing but outrageously stupid.


All have lost the ability to seduce and make love slowly. The best insults are those that are wrapped up in philosophical packaging that is ‘above the head,’ of the intended recipient.

A man is walking down the street. Milan Kundera is a Czech and French writer of Czech origin who has lived in exile in France sincewhere he became a naturalized citizen in Olga rated it liked it Jun 12, From there, Kundera proceeds down the road of the evolution of the novel as an art form through the ages.

For a page novel, there are a large number of characters in this book.

Agata Kaplon rated it it was amazing Jul 11, I want that week of my life back. Now that I live in the United States, I can also relate to what he calls the narrow-mindedness of the great.

Milan Kundera Coffret en 3 volumes : La lenteur ; L’identité ; L’ignorance.

Sadly, the buzz wore off very quickly. The novel is a meditation on the effects of modernity upon the individual’s perception of the world.

For example, after Vincent’s disastrous night at the chateau, he gets on his motorcycle and drives home as fast as he can in order to leave behind the site of his failed romantic endeavor. I did not like the novel because the language is not easy, the explanation of the French words are very long which makes the story boring, and the novel contain many historical events that are uninteresting.


La Lenteur by Kundera, Milan

Quotes from La lenteur. It’s a shame because I really was so excited to read a book whose back summary claimed it, “Explores the secret bond between slowness and memory and the connection between our era’s desire to forget and the way we have given ourselves over to the demon of speed.

In the book, Kundera will try to map the continuum of the artform of the novel and highlight some of its landmarks.

This one is not different. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The same piece, written in the days of Beethoven, would be a masterpiece.

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For an artist to leave the smaller context to take part in the greater one is nothing short of treason. Kundera is much more eloquent than me, so get this book and read it for yourself. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Only 30 pages in I knew this would be a “force myself to finish” read.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There lies the essence of tragedy, and with it the possibility of reconciliation when both sides accept their share of guilt. Works by Milan Kundera. Meri21 rated it really liked it May 03, Return to Book Page.