American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Kundera, Milan Born 1929. Czech-born writer best known for his novels, including The Joke (1967), The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1979), and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), all of which exhibit his extreme, though often comical, skepticism.
“Kundera is really telling us that when the state becomes so powerful that trustfulness between human beings is destroyed, then men and women become ruthless towards each other.”
“Apparently, Milan Kundera is causing untold suffering in his native country:”
“Kundera is definitely WHAM material, and other more recent authors.”
“Well, I think The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera is pretty good.”
“As a beginning writer and a long time reader, I find myself thinking Kundera is an example of what I don’t want to be and Atwood is an example for what I dream of becoming.”
“For years now the nice Mr. Raman has been introducing me to books I've very much enjoyed by authors such as Kundera, Vikram Seth, Bulgakov, Orhan Pamuk, R.K. Narayan and Saramago.”
“To a large extent, we try to present living writers and very young writers, but we cannot ignore established writers such as Kundera, Kafka or Hrabal because, thanks to them, Czech literature is known throughout the world," he said.”
“Ms. Schnier cites the Czech dissident writer Milan Kundera, who described the "men and women who were falsely charged with crimes against the state, convicted in sham trials, and hanged.”
“He is different from Hesse or, say, Milan Kundera in that he is a philosopher first and a novelist second.”
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