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All too often, this brilliant novel of thwarted love and revenge miscarried has been read for its political implications. Now, a quarter century after The Joke 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 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.
Inhaltsangabe: 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. 15,000 first printing. National ad/promo.
Titel: The Joke (Writers from the other Europe)
Verlag: Penguin Books
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Penguin (Non-Classics), 1982. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87577338
Buchbeschreibung Penguin (Non-Classics), 1982. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP3433548
Buchbeschreibung Penguin (Non-Classics), 1982. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88120499
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0140068163I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books. Buchzustand: Good. . Owner's name on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G14C-00078
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: bad. 200 Gramm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M00140068163-B
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books, 1983. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2735334260
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Canada, Limited, New York, 1984. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. 5¼"x7¾"; 267 pages; Writers from the Other Europe Series; The binding and pages are clean, tight and square. There is no underlining, highlighting or margin notes. A used copy with normal reading wear. If you order multiple titles, I will combine them in order to reduce postage costs. If you have any questions, contact me before ordering for details. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002834
Buchbeschreibung Penguin Putnam, Incorporated, New York, 1983. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Coveris lightly rubbed, edgewear. Pages are clean, tight, and unmarked. Size: 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 234534
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. Heavy wear. Budget reader. Good for academia. Heavy highlighting, notes or marks. Does not effect readability of text. Yellowing to pages - normal for age of paper stock. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3148QS000RC4