Agnes's Final Afternoon

Milan Kundera
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This highly original book imitates the protagonist, Agnes, of Kundera's novel Immortality. Like all readers of fiction, Agnes steps out of the car, out of the world of planned routes, responsibilities, and social self, and gives herself up to the discovery of a new landscape, an experience that will transform her. Francois Ricard's beautiful essay enters into the writings of Milan Kundera in much the same way. The landscape he explores includes a chain of ten novels, composed between 1959 and 1999 - Agnes's Final Afternoon takes us through the themes and characters of the novels and innovations that stretch the boundaries of the form to breaking point.

Author bio:

Milan Kundera, born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, was a student when the Czech Communist regime was established in 1948, and later worked as a labourer, jazz musician and professor at the Institute for Advanced Cinematographic Studies in Prague. After the Russian invasion in August 1968, his books were proscribed. In 1975, he and his wife settled in France, and in 1981, he became a French citizen. He is the author of the novels The Joke, Life is Elsewhere, Farewell Waltz, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and of the short-story collection Laughable Loves - all originally in Czech. His most recent novels, Slowness, Identity and Ignorance, as well as his non-fiction works The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed, were originally written in French.

Category: Other books
ISBN: 9780571219797
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: July 2005
Page Extent: 224
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Biography & True Stories