The Resource The festival of insignificance: : a novel, Milan Kundera, (electronic resource)

The festival of insignificance: : a novel, Milan Kundera, (electronic resource)

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The festival of insignificance: : a novel
Title
The festival of insignificance:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Milan Kundera
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an unexpected and enchanting novel-the culmination of his life's work. Casting light on the most serious of problems and at the same time saying not one serious sentence; being fascinated by the reality of the contemporary world and at the same time completely avoiding realism-that's The Festival of Insignificance. Readers who know Milan Kundera's earlier books know that the wish to incorporate an element of the "unserious" in a novel is not at all unexpected of him. In Immortality, Goethe and Hemingway stroll through several chapters together talking and laughing. And in Slowness, Vera, the author's wife, says to her husband: "you've often told me you meant to write a book one day that would have not a single serious word in it...I warn you: watch out. Your enemies are lying in wait." Now, far from watching out, Kundera is finally and fully realizing his old aesthetic dream in this novel that we could easily view as a summation of his whole work. A strange sort of summation. Strange sort of epilogue. Strange sort of laughter, inspired by our time, which is comical because it has lost all sense of humor. What more can we say? Nothing. Just read
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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Kundera, Milan
Dewey number
843/.914
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by Richmond Hoxie
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1946-
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  • Hoxie, Richmond
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  • Friendship
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
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Label
The festival of insignificance: : a novel, Milan Kundera, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11587786
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MWT11587786
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 33 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11587786
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sound
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The festival of insignificance: : a novel, Milan Kundera, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11587786
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11587786
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 33 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587786
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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