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Identity - A Novel

Milan Kundera

There are situations in which we fail for a moment to recognize the person we are with, in which the identity of the other is erased while we simultaneously doubt our own. This also happens with couples--indeed, above all with couples, because lovers fear more than anything else "losing sight" of the loved one. With stunning artfulness in expanding and playing variations on the meaningful moment, Milan Kundera has made this situation--and the vague sense of panic it inspires--the very fabric of his new novel. Here brevity goes hand in hand with intensity, and a moment of bewilderment marks the start of a labyrinthine journey during which the reader repeatedly crosses the border between the real and the unreal, between what occurs in the world outside and what the mind creates in its solitude. Of all contemporary writers, only Kundera can transform such a hidden and disconcerting perception into the material for a novel, one of his finest, most painful, and most enlightening. Which, surprisingly, turns out to be a love story.

There are situations in which we fail for a moment to recognize the person we are with, in which the identity of the other is erased while we simultaneously doubt our own. This also happens with couples--indeed, above all with couples, because lovers fear more than anything else "losing sight" of the loved one. With stunning artfulness in expanding and playing variations on the meaningful moment, Milan Kundera has made this situation--and the vague sense of panic it inspires--the very fabric of his new novel. Here brevity goes hand in hand with intensity, and a moment of bewilderment marks the start of a labyrinthine journey during which the reader repeatedly crosses the border between the real and the unreal, between what occurs in the world outside and what the mind creates in its solitude. Of all contemporary writers, only Kundera can transform such a hidden and disconcerting perception into the material for a novel, one of his finest, most painful, and most enlightening. Which, surprisingly, turns out to be a love story.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

There are situations in which we fail for a moment to recognize the person we are with, in which the identity of the other is erased while we simultaneously doubt our own. This also happens with couples--indeed, above all with couples, because lovers fear more than anything else "losing sight" of the loved one. With stunning artfulness in expanding and playing variations on the meaningful moment, Milan Kundera has made this situation--and the vague sense of panic it inspires--the very fabric of his new novel. Here brevity goes hand in hand with intensity, and a moment of bewilderment marks the start of a labyrinthine journey during which the reader repeatedly crosses the border between the real and the unreal, between what occurs in the world outside and what the mind creates in its solitude. Of all contemporary writers, only Kundera can transform such a hidden and disconcerting perception into the material for a novel, one of his finest, most painful, and most enlightening. Which, surprisingly, turns out to be a love story.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richmond Hoxie

Length:

3h 54m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:30


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:06


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:04