The Book of Immortality is a novel by Milan Kundera, first published in 1990. Death and immortality are the intertwined themes of Kundera’s first novel, after his best-selling book The Bar of Existence. Kundera, himself an influential figure in the circular narrative of the story of immortality, contrasts Goethe’s troubled and humorous relationship with his wife Christine and Goethe’s younger brother, Bettina, in a more modern triangle of three Parisian characters:
Paul, his wife Agnes and Agnes’s sister, Lara. After the death of her father, Agnes experiences her life in a different way and realizes that while she had a good life with her husband, she never felt the passion of love in it. Lara, who has been separated from her husband, has never experienced love beyond lust. Both Agnes and Lara are interested in the bridge, and it is obvious that the fight between them for the bridge will have only one winner.
Excerpts from the book Immortality (text pleasure)
Nothing requires more intellectual effort than justifying reason.
The feeling of love makes us all have the misleading illusion that we know our side.
They are not ashamed of being themselves and they do not have the slightest inferiority complex, and this is exactly the reason for their power.
Immortality is Milan Kundera’s latest work.
In one of the sections of the book, while talking to his friend Professor Avanarius, the author says in response to the question of what he is doing: he is writing a book
You are called an unbearable style.
“I think someone wrote it before,” says his friend.
I wrote it myself, but at the time I thought I was wrong about the title of the book
That’s a good title for the novel I’m writing now.
This work is full of thoughts and explorations about love, human nature and loneliness and alienation and the pains of social life. Oh, in a word, it is a phenomenon.
Wonderful in contemporary novel writing style. Milan Kundera born ???? Bruno Brono is from Czechoslovakia
And since ???? Has resided in France.
Kundera is no stranger to the Iranian reading community
And readers have been familiar with his name and works for years. The novel Immortality is the author’s latest work.
This work, like the book of the burden of existence, is full of thoughts and explorations about man and his loneliness, alienation and the pains of his collective life.
Learn more about the author of Immortality:
Milan Kundera (Czech: Milan Kundera) (born 1 April 1929 in Brno, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech writer
He was exiled to France in 1975 and became a citizen of that country in 1981.
He considers himself a French writer
And after writing Immortality in Czech in the 1990s.
Remove the interpreter and write directly to French.
One of Kundera’s best works is the unbearable style of existence.
Before the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in 1989, the communist government banned his books in the Czech Republic.
He talks less with the media.
Milan Kundera has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature several times.
His family was middle-class and highly cultured.
His father, Ludwig Kundera, was a pianist and a student of Luوشs Janاکek
From 1948 to 1961 he was president of the Brno Academy of Music.
Kundera’s interest in music is evident in many of his works, especially the humorous novel.
Milan started writing poetry at the age of 14
At the age of 18, after the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II in 1947, he joined the youth union of the Czechoslovak Communist Party.
This is nothing at all. You have to wait at least another twenty or thirty years
To fully realize that man dies
You can then extract all the results from this cognition.
This is not going to happen any time soon… You know! It’s very strange.
Being dead is the most fundamental human experience and man can never accept it and understand it.
And behave accordingly. Man does not know what it is like to be dead
And when he dies, he does not even know what it was like to be dead.
About the book Immortality
The book Immortality by Milan Kundera, translated by Hossein Kazemi Yazidi. Kundera, known for his famous novel The Bar of Existence, presents a fascinating narrative from history to the present. The story is told by a woman named Agnes and her sister Lara. Agnes loves her husband Paul, but in the meantime her sister is also interested in Paul. In this story that love, life and death are intertwined.
The competition between Lara and Agnes will have a winner, and the book Immortality is the story of the victory of one of these women.
Who do we recommend reading the book of immortality?
We recommend this book to all those who are interested in world literature, especially the works of Milan Kundera
“Life is only once and we can not distinguish right from wrong. Because we can only make decisions once in any situation. Life does not give us a chance again, three or four times. For this reason, we do not have the opportunity to compare decisions and their results with each other. In fact, there is no way to distinguish right from wrong, because no comparison is possible. Milan Kundera
Review of the book “Immortality”
The book Immortality is written by the well-known author Milan Kundera. The book was published in 1988 in Czech in the Czech Republic. The Czech title of this book is “Nesmrtelnost”. The book was first translated into French in 1990. Then the book Immortality was published in 1991 by Peter Kussi. This is Milan Kondar’s sixth novel.
The book of magic tells its story in seven main chapters: face (eight parts), immortality (in seventeen parts), war (in sisters’ parts, sunglasses, body, addition and subtraction, older woman, younger man, 11th commandment, imageology, best ally Gravemen, a real idiot, a cat, a gesture of protest against rape, an absolutely modernity, a victim of someone’s fame, a war, Professor Avonarius, a body, a gesture of longing for immortality, ambiguity, enlightenment, suicide and smoked glasses), an emotional man (in seventeen Narrates section), luck (in twenty-one sections), page (in nineteen sections) and celebration (in five sections). The Book of Immortality is the last book in a trilogy. This collection includes books on laughter and forgetfulness and the style of being unbearable.
The story of the book revolves around several main characters with the letters of Goethe, Christine, Bettina, Paul, Agnes and Lara. Goethe and Christine are a relatively troubled couple. Bettina is Goethe’s younger brother. These three are people with more traditional and older ideas. In front of them is a younger and more modern triangle. Paul and Agnes are a young and loving couple. Lara is also Agnes’s sister. Lara is separated from her husband and lives alone.
But this woman is involved in many relationships outside the framework. Far from his sister’s eyes, he is interested in Paul. After the death of Agnes and Lara’s father, Agnes finds an opportunity to think about her life and relationship with Paul. But he no longer finds that passion of love and youth. When Paul and Agnes notice Lara’s interest in Paul. A lot happens to this couple. But in the end, one of them must win this debate.
This book is divided into seven chapters. The first chapter deals with the real faces of the characters in the story. The second chapter illustrates the importance of the immortality of Goethe-Bettina’s fraternal relationship. In addition, in the case of Christine, a woman who aspires to open a place for herself in history by seizing Goethe’s legacy. The third chapter is about Agnes’ conflict with Laura. In addition, he focuses a lot on the deteriorating situation of Laura’s relationship with Bernard.
Chapter 4 is a biography of Goethe and his friendship with Ernest Hemingway. Episode 5 deals with Kundera’s imaginary events in the life of Agnes. He wrote this section in retaliation for a conversation with Professor Avanarius. In the sixth part, a new character named Rubens is added to the characters. She had an affair with Agnes many years ago. In the seventh part, a movement ends the story of the book in the health club. In this section, the author observes the inspirational wave gesture for the first time.
This book has attracted the attention of many critics. Jonathan Yardley wrote about the book: “It is clever, provocative and enjoyable. “Milan’s book creates a challenge in the reader’s mind.” Susan Miron also comments on the book: “This book is one of Kundera’s most brilliant novels … a book that draws you from the first page. “He deceives the reader and fascinates himself.” “This book is strong and compelling,” the New York Times wrote.
About the author of the book “Immortality”, Milan Kundera
Milan Kundera Milan Kundera was born on April 1, 1929. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia. He grew up in a family of literature and encouragement. His father was president of the Music Academy in Brno. Kundera entered the world of literature at an early age.
He wrote poetry at the age of 14. But when the Germans were defeated in World War II, he joined the Czechoslovak Youth Party. Kundera went to university after the end of the Eros. He holds a degree in Literature and Aesthetics from Charles University. After graduating, he started studying cinema again. The first published work, Milan Kundera, was a collection of poems. This collection was published in 1953 under the title “Man, a vast garden”.
After this collection of his poems, two more collections were published. But entering the field of playwriting and writing, he no longer published poetry collections. Because of his sharp criticism of the government, he always had a lot of trouble. He taught at the Faculty of Cinema and Literature for many years. In 1968, at the same time as the Prague Spring Movement, the author’s name was banned. Bahar Prak was a reform movement of the Czechoslovak Communist Party. Eventually the movement was defeated and suppressed by the Red Army. This author has been a housewife for a long time. Because the publication of any kind of work by him was forbidden.
Eventually he left his country and went to France. He was in France for many years. For this reason, he has the right to be a citizen of this country. There he wrote several works criticizing the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia. Among the works published by this author, we can mention jokes, laughter and forgetfulness, meaningless celebration, identity, ignorance, farewell waltz, Jacques and his master, and so on. Many writers have written about the life of this author, such as Jean Dominguez Brewer, Cotovila Chvatik, François Ricard, Fabip Roth, and Alain Fitkelcrut. In addition, this author has dedicated the familiar name of his book “Laughter and Forgetfulness” to the Iranian poet “Aziz Kalhor”.
Part of the book “Immortality”
Bernard’s familiar voice came from the radio next to their ears. He was interviewing an actor whose film had just been released. The actor raised his voice and tore their nap.
“I came here to talk about the film, not my son.”
Bernard’s voice: “Do not worry, we will go to the movie. But before that, I have a series of questions for you about recent events. “People say you were involved in your son’s work.”
“When you invited me here. “You explicitly said that the interview was about the film.”
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