Life Is Elsewhere

Author: Milan Kundera
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060997021
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The author initially intended to call this novel The Lyrical Age. The lyrical age, according to Kundera, is youth, and this novel, above all, is an epic of adolescence; an ironic epic that tenderly erodes sacrosanct values: childhood, motherhood, revolution, and even poetry. Jaromil is in fact a poet. His mother made him a poet and accompanies him (figuratively) to his love bed and (literally) to his deathbed. A ridiculous and touching character, horrifying and totally innocent ("innocence with its bloody smile"!), Jaromil is at the same time a true poet. He's no creep, he's Rimbaud. Rimbaud entrapped by the communist revolution, entrapped in a somber farce.
Life Is Elsewhere
Language: un
Pages: 432
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Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-07-25 - Publisher: Harper Collins

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Pages: 360
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Categories: History
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Pages: 272
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Categories: Fiction
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