The Book of Laughter and Forgetting: A Novel (Perennial Classics Ser.)
Classic fiction, Serious and literary fiction, Drama
Synthetic audio, Automated braille
"An absolutely dazzling entertainment. . . . Arousing on every level—political, erotic, intellectual, and above all, humorous." —Newsweek"The Book of Laughter and Forgetting calls itself a novel, although it is part fairy tale, part literary criticism, part political tract, part… musicology, and part autobiography. It can call itself whatever it wants to, because the whole is genius." —New York TimesRich in its stories, characters, and imaginative range, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is the novel that brought Milan Kundera his first big international success in the late 1970s. Like all his work, it is valuable for far more than its historical implications. In seven wonderfully integrated parts, different aspects of human existence are magnified and reduced, reordered and emphasized, newly examined, analyzed, and experienced.