Farewell Waltz

by | Editor: Harper Perennial
Average vote of 2.162
| 15 total contributions of which 3 reviews , 11 quotes , 0 images , 1 note , 0 video
"It is hard to imagine anything more chilling and profound than Kundera's apparent lightheartedness."'Elizabeth PochodaIN this dark farce of a novel, set in an old-fashioned Central Euroepean spa town, eight characters are swept up in an ... Continua
Ha scritto il 08/01/13
"In this country people don't respect the morning. An alarm clock violently wakes them up, shatters their sleep like the blow of an ax, and they immediately surrender themselves to deadly haste. Can you tell me what kind of day can follow a ..." Continua...
Ha scritto il 16/05/09
In this story spanning 5 days, our great writer Milan Kundera cleverly played the role of God. This is a very lovely book on coincidence that how people intervene each other without their knowing.
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Ha scritto il 03/01/07
The characters are great though I didn't like Ruzena very much. Touching on topics like infidelity, betrayal and politics, Kundera once again shows he's a literary genius. The twist in the plot was also really surprising and interesting.

Ha scritto il May 16, 2009, 03:07
We were friends. And nothing was more important to him than to vote for my arrest. This proved that he placed ideals above friendship. When he denounced me as a traitor to the revolution, he felt that he was suppressing his personal interests for ... Continua...
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Ha scritto il May 16, 2009, 03:05
But this woman had sprung up before him suddenly, separate from all that, separate from his life, she had come from outside, she had appeared to him, appeared not only as a beautiful woman but as beauty itself, sand she proclaimed to him that one ... Continua...
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Ha scritto il May 16, 2009, 03:02
Even though Ruzena was in love with the trumpeter, Frantisek meant a great deal to her. He and Klima formed an inseparable pair. One embodied the everyday, the other a dream; one wanted her, the other did not want her; from one she wanted to escape, ... Continua...
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Ha scritto il May 16, 2009, 03:01
The pain of jealousy, on the contrary, did not move about in space, it turned like a drill on a single point. There was no dispersal.
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Ha scritto il May 16, 2009, 03:00
Nothing absorbs a human being more completely than jealousy. When Kamila lost her mother a year earlier, it was certainly and event more tragic than one of the trumpeter's escapades. And yet the death of her mother, whom she loved immensely, caused ... Continua...
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