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The Joke The First Definitive, Complete Edition Of The Author S Classic First Novel Presents A Tale Of Love, Politics, Revenge, And The Fate Of Individuals In Contemporary Society By The Author Of The Unbearable Lightness Of Being.Toward The End Of This Brilliant First Novel Of Thwarted Love And Revenge Miscarried, Its Leading Character Narrator Arrives At The Thought That Most People Deceive Themselves With A Pair Of Faiths They Believe In Eternal Memory Of People, Things, Deeds, Nations And In Redressibility Of Deeds, Mistakes, Sins, Wrongs Both Are False Faiths In Reality The Opposite Is True Everything Will Be Forgotten And Nothing Will Be Redressed The Task Of Obtaining Redress By Vengeance Or By Forgiveness Will Be Taken Over By Forgetting No One Will Redress The Wrongs That Have Been Done, But All Wrongs Will Be Forgotten All Too Often, Prophetic Words Like These, And Indeed The Joke In Its Entirety, Have Been Read For Their Narrowly Political Implications Now, A Quarter Century After This Novel Was First Published And Several Years After The Collapse Of The Soviet Imposed Czechoslovak Regime, It Becomes Easier To Put Such Implications Into Perspective In Favor Of Valuing The Book And All Of Kundera S Work As What It Truly Is Great, Stirring Literature That Sheds New Light On The Eternal Themes Of Human Existence The Present Edition Provides English Language Readers An Important Further Means Toward Revaluation Of The Joke For Reasons He Describes In His Author S Note, Milan Kundera Devoted Much Time To Creating With The Assistance Of His American Publisher Editor A Completely Revised Translation That Reflects His Original As Closely As Any Translation Possibly Can Reflects It In Its Fidelity Not Only To The Words And Syntax But Also To The Characteristic Dictions And Tonalities Of The Novel S Narrators The Result Is Nothing Less Than The Restoration Of A Classic.

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  • Hardcover
  • 317 pages
  • The Joke
  • Milan Kundera
  • English
  • 26 October 2018
  • 0060190302

10 thoughts on “The Joke

  1. says:

    On Monday at around 3 o clock in the afternoon I decided I was going to read The Joke I don t really know why it occurred to me out of the blue the only thought I d ever given Kundera before that point was that the titles of his books obviously lived in a world devoid of irony in order to persist in their existence, and that that unironic world was one I wanted no part of On the other hand, I really liked the title The Joke and I d always liked the font in which it was written That wa On Monday at around 3 o clock in the afternoon I decided I was going to read The Joke I don t really know why it occurred to me out of the blue the only thought I d ever given Kundera before that point was that the titles of his books obviously lived in a world devoid of irony in order to persist in their existence, and that that unironic world was one I wanted no part of On the other hand, I really liked the title The Joke and I d always liked the font in which it was written That was about all I needed, so I took the train over to the Strand and picked up their only copy Shhh it was fate.Anyway, now it s about 1 30 AM on Wednesday...

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    402 ert The Joke, Milan KunderaThe Joke Czech ert is Milan Kundera s first novel, originally published in 1967 The novel is composed of many jokes, which have strong effects on the characters The story is told from the four viewpoints of Ludvik Jahn, Helena Zem nkov , Kostka, and Jaroslav Jaroslav s joke is the transition away from his coveted Moravian folk lifestyle and appreciation Kostka, who has separated himself from the Communist Party due to his Christianity, serves as a count 402 ert The Joke, Milan KunderaThe Joke Czech ert is Milan Kundera s first novel, originally published in 1967 The novel is composed of many jokes, which have strong effects on the characters The story is told from the four viewpoints of Ludvik Jahn, Helena Zem nkov , Kostka, and Jaroslav Jaroslav s joke is the transition away from his coveted Moravian folk lifestyle and appreciation Kostka, who has separated himself from the Communist Party due to his Christianity, ser...

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    The Set UpMilan Kundera wrote this, his first, novel in his early 30 s.I had already read and loved two later works, and was expecting it to be somehow inferior, as if he was still learning the ropes However, it s an amazingly mature novel, and could fit anywhere in his body of work.For all its metaphysical concerns, the writing style is very much concerned with the material world and the dynamism within it Philosophy derives partly from the activity of external factors The first person narra The Set UpMilan Kundera wrote this, his first, novel in his early 30 s.I had already read and loved two later works, and was expecting it to be somehow inferior, as if he was still learning the ropes How...

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    she had been caught stealing flowers in a cemeteryYou know the theory which speculates that married men are way funnier than unmarried one because they have got the punchline The above joke is a test of how satisfied men are from their marriages and must never be made in presence of wives, as some husbands have imprudence to laugh on it But that is the thing about jokes You don t make something funny, funny is already in air in form of unhappy husbands it won t be funny to kids who kshe had been caught stealing flowers in a cemeteryYou know the theory which speculates that married men are way funnier than unmarried one because they have got the punchline The above joke is a test of how satisfied men are from their marriages and must never be made in presence of wives, as s...

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    I like Kundra because he doesn t imprison me in a fastened frame of a classic narration Reading Kundra seems as if you meet an old friend after ages in a cafe shop, and while she he relates her his life story, you zip your coffee, listen to the cafe music, hear some chats and laughs at nabouring tables, look at the peddlers at side walk, or a passing tramvay, as life is flowing around,I like Kundra...

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    FacesLet me be perfectly honest I was a man of many facesThey were all realI had several faces because I was young and didn t know who I was or wanted to beHidden eyeShe was constitutionally unable to look behind anything she could only see the thing itselfOptimismOptimism is the opium of the people A healthy atmosphere stinks of stupidity Long live Trotsky NihilistA nihilist likes a good laugh, said one of them He laughs at people who sufferUncertaintyThe only human bond we had was our unc FacesLet me be perfectly honest I was a man of many facesThey were all realI had several faces because I was young and didn t know who I was or wanted to beHidden eyeShe was constitutionally unable to look behind anything she could only see the thing itselfOptimismOptimism is the opium of the people A healthy atmosphere stinks of stupidity Long live Trotsky NihilistA nihilist likes a good laugh, said one of them He laughs at people who sufferUncertaintyThe only human bond we had was our uncertain futureDestiniesSlowly I came to realize that there was no power capable of changing the image of my person lodged in the supreme court of human destiniesLoved onesLetters written by parents are messages from a shore we are forsaking all they can do is make us aware of how far we have strayed from the port we left, enveloped in the selfless devotion of our loved ones Yes, their letters say, the port still exists, it s still there in all its comforting, pristine beauty but the road back, the way b...

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    Thorns Thou Sow in the Garden of the SoulI was surprisingly impressed with the depth, accessibility and enjoyability of this novel, which Kundera wrote in 1965 and it was published in 1967 and apparently played a role in the Prague Spring that year.In the early 1950s Czechoslovakia, Ludvik Jahn, a university student with a great sense of humor, was a strong supporter of the Communist regime after World War II Attempting to show his girlfriend a bit of charm and a sense of humor over the summe Thorns Thou Sow in the Garden of the SoulI was surprisingly impressed with the depth, accessibility and enjoyability of this novel, which Kundera wrote in 1965 and it was published in 1967 and apparently played a role in the Prague Spring that year.In the early 1950s Czechoslovakia, Ludvik Jahn, a university student with a great sense of humor, was a strong supporter of the Communist regime after World War II Attempting to show his girlfriend a bit of charm and a sense of humor over the summer when they are on break from classes, he wrote in a postcard to her Optimism is the opium of mankind A healthy spirit stinks of stupidity Long live Trotsky The commies had zero sense of humor, expelled him from the party, kicked him out of the university and forced him, as a dissident, to do two years of hard labor i...

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    There was a time when I read a lot of Milan Kundera but with the exception of The Joke they have blended together in my memory.The novel is a twist on a revenge novel like The Count of Monte Cristo There has been a wrong here too, and the perpetrator of it has moved in on the Hero s love The digging though, is part of the punishment and not a means to escape The twist is that the attempt at revenge goes awry view spoiler mind that is not much a twist really hide spoiler.What we see inst There was a time when I read a lot of Milan Kundera but with the exception of The Joke they have blended together in my memory.The novel is a twist on a revenge novel like The Count of Monte Cristo There has been a wrong here too, and the perpetrator of it has moved in on the Hero s love The digging though, is part of the punishment and not a means to escape The twist is that the attempt at revenge goes awry view spoiler mind that is not much a twist really hide spoiler.What we see instead is a seri...

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    Kundera and his magic pen Four different characters, four different points of view, narrate through 20 or so years in a fast changing world Ludvik, the main character wishes to take revenge from a man who kicked him out of the Party when he was a student due to a joke he made, by humiliating his wife Things don t go as planned though and a lesson is taught the hard way Heraclitus said that one cannot step into the same river twice Everything is in a constant state of changing Things that o Kundera and his magic pen Four different characters, four different points of view, narrate through 20 or so years in a fast changing world Ludvik, the main character wishes to take revenge from a man who kicked him out of the Party when he was a student due to a joke he made, by humiliating his wife Things don t go as planned though and a lesson is taught the hard way Heraclitus said that one c...

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    The Joke was Milan Kundera s first novel He began writing it in 1962, it was completed in 1965, first published in 1967 asert and first translated into English in 1969 Kundera didn t like the English translation as the translators completely changed the structure of the book The irony that the book was published in Communist Czechoslovakia uncensored but completely altered and re arranged when published in the West was not lost on Kundera The translation that I read is by Michael Henry Hei The Joke was Milan Kundera s first novel He began writing it in 1962, it was completed in 1965, first published in 1967 asert and first translated into English in 1969 Kundera didn t like the English translation as the translators completely changed the structure of the book The irony that the book was published in Communist Czechoslovakia uncensored but completely altered and re arranged when published in th...

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