- Complete ReviewJun 29 09:22 AM
A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera.
- Entertainment WeeklyJun 26 10:53 AM
The title is no play on words. Milan Kunderaâs first novel in 13 years is an exercise in inconsequentiality. Divided into seven sections, each little more than a pencil stroke in the overall narrative, it follows the exploits of five Parisian friends as they attend parties, play practical jokes,... B-
- NPRJun 28 04:19 AM
Milan Kundera's new novel is short on plot, but don't mistake that for dullness. Reviewer Jason Sheehan says the book is slim, funny and stunningly profound.
- Los Angeles TimesJun 12 12:53 PM
There's not much to Milan Kundera's 10th novel, "The Festival of Insignificance" — his first work of fiction since 2000's "Innocence" — but then that's part of the point. Revolving around five middle-aged friends living in Paris, it offers not a narrative so much as a collection of vignettes, or...
- Washington PostJun 17 03:19 PM
?The Festival of Insignificance? showcases the Czech writer?s philosophical musings and wit.
- Book ReporterJun 26 09:49 AM
The Franco-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in Brno and has lived in France, his second homeland, since 1975. He is the author of the novels THE JOKE, FAREWELL WALTZ, LIFE IS ELSEWHERE, THE BOOK OF LAUGHTER AND FORGETTING, THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING and IMMORTALITY, and the short-story collection LAUGHABLE LOVES --- all originally written in Czech. His most recent novels SLOWNESS ...
- Los Angeles TimesJun 14 10:38 PM
Milan Kundera: A review in the June 14 Arts & Books section of Milan Kundera's novel "The Festival of Insignificance" called his previous novel "Innocence." That 2000 book was titled "Ignorance."
- The Sunday TimesJun 13 02:03 PM
Since 1975, when he was banished from Czechoslovakia and exiled to France, Milan Kundera has featured at least one abstract in all his novels’ titles.
- London Evening StandardJun 04 10:29 AM
The Festival of Insignificance by Milan Kundera (trans Linda Asher) (Faber, £14.99)
- The GuardianJun 14 10:00 AM
‘I wonder if the Italians will ever change Milan to Kundera to celebrate my insignificance,’ the novelist mused Alain was walking down a Paris street. He observed the young girls with their exposed navels. Most men, he thought, prefer to gaze at buttocks, breasts and thighs; yet he liked gazing at navels. His own, in particular. In another street, Ramon was deciding not to visit the Chagall ...
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