Let the Old Dead Make Room for the Young Dead

Faber Stories

Milan Kundera
AUD $7.99
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Faber 90th Stories brings together some of our finest short stories, past, present and future.

A chance encounter leads a man to spend the afternoon with an older woman, now a widow, who escaped him fifteen years earlier. Neither of them doubts that the day will end in disgust, but for one intimate moment each finds a way to overcome mortality.

Written in 1969, before Milan Kundera was known to English-speaking readers, this story renders male and female characters painful equals, and prompted Philip Roth to admire its 'detached Chekhovian tenderness'.

Author bio:

The French-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in the Czech Republic and has lived in France since 1975. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Joke, Life is Elsewhere, The Farewell Waltz, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Immortality, and the short story collection Laughable Loves - all originally in Czech. His more recent novels, Slowness, Identity, and Ignorance,as well as his nonfiction works, The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, The Curtain, and Encounter, were originally written in French.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571356904
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: December 2019
Page Extent: 48
Format: Paperback
Subject: Fiction & related items

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