A new edition of the seminal novel by a literary master, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its first publication.
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, Ignorance and The Festival of Insignificance, as well as his non-fiction works, The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, The Curtain, and Encounter, were originally written in French.
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