Life Is Elsewhere

Life Is Elsewhere

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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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.
Published: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780062215604
0062215604
Branch Call Number: HOOPLA DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 19 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Hoxie, Richmond 1946-

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