Life Is Elsewhere

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.03 hours)
Product Number: Z100030925
Released: Aug 21, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062215604
Narrator/s: Richmond Hoxie
Publisher: HarperAudio
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The author initially intended to call this novel The Lyrical Age. The lyrical age, according to Kundera, is youth, and this novel, above all, is an epic of adolescence; an ironic epic that tenderly erodes sacrosanct values: childhood, motherhood, revolution, and even poetry. Jaromil is in fact a poet. His mother made him a poet and accompanies him (figuratively) to his love bed and (literally) to his deathbed. A ridiculous and touching character, horrifying and totally innocent ("innocence with its bloody smile"!), Jaromil is at the same time a true poet. He's no creep, he's Rimbaud. Rimbaud entrapped by the communist revolution, entrapped in a somber farce.

Original Publish Date: Aug 21, 2012

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