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Life Is Elsewhere

Milan Kundera

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.

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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Aaron Asher, Richmond Hoxie

Length:

10h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:30


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

10:13


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:24


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

12:50


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:33


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

08:40


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

11:29


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

09:28


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

13:10


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

19:16


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

18:31


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

05:15


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

02:38


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

06:20


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

04:20


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

06:02


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

01:20


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

05:25


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

03:36


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

03:28


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

01:32


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

03:34


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

03:17


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

04:36


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

00:53


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

05:03


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

02:09


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

02:35


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

03:03


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

03:10


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

05:09


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

05:29


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

01:40


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

03:10


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

02:44


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

03:15


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

01:58


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

02:02


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

04:23


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

03:34


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

06:53


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

05:47


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

02:23


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

00:58


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

05:30


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

12:52


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

09:49


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

07:28


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

07:18


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

05:48


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

12:26


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

03:33


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

08:57


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

04:36


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

01:12


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

01:30


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

01:33


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

01:53


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

01:23


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

01:31


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

01:05


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

01:30


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

01:03


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

01:18


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

01:25


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

01:43


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

02:03


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

02:08


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

02:42


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

02:17


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

01:34


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

01:43


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

01:08


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

01:57


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

01:33


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

01:31


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

01:58


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

01:48


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

01:48


Part 5, Chapter 1
Part 5, Chapter 1

14:46


Part 5, Chapter 2
Part 5, Chapter 2

14:45


Part 5, Chapter 3
Part 5, Chapter 3

12:17


Part 5, Chapter 4
Part 5, Chapter 4

18:40


Part 5, Chapter 5
Part 5, Chapter 5

16:08


Part 5, Chapter 6
Part 5, Chapter 6

14:21


Part 5, Chapter 7
Part 5, Chapter 7

25:26


Part 5, Chapter 8
Part 5, Chapter 8

13:00


Part 5, Chapter 9
Part 5, Chapter 9

19:39


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

19:35


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

15:48


Part 6, Chapter 1
Part 6, Chapter 1

03:08


Part 6, Chapter 2
Part 6, Chapter 2

03:37


Part 6, Chapter 3
Part 6, Chapter 3

02:11


Part 6, Chapter 4
Part 6, Chapter 4

02:11


Part 6, Chapter 5
Part 6, Chapter 5

01:58


Part 6, Chapter 6
Part 6, Chapter 6

02:01


Part 6, Chapter 7
Part 6, Chapter 7

02:22


Part 6, Chapter 8
Part 6, Chapter 8

02:32


Part 6, Chapter 9
Part 6, Chapter 9

01:33


Part 6, Chapter 10
Part 6, Chapter 10

02:44


Part 6, Chapter 11
Part 6, Chapter 11

02:09


Part 6, Chapter 12
Part 6, Chapter 12

01:44


Part 6, Chapter 13
Part 6, Chapter 13

01:17


Part 6, Chapter 14
Part 6, Chapter 14

01:48


Part 6, Chapter 15
Part 6, Chapter 15

01:23


Part 6, Chapter 16
Part 6, Chapter 16

01:13


Part 6, Chapter 17
Part 6, Chapter 17

01:51


Part 7, Chapter 1
Part 7, Chapter 1

01:38


Part 7, Chapter 2
Part 7, Chapter 2

02:37


Part 7, Chapter 3
Part 7, Chapter 3

01:41


Part 7, Chapter 4
Part 7, Chapter 4

01:26


Part 7, Chapter 5
Part 7, Chapter 5

01:23


Part 7, Chapter 6
Part 7, Chapter 6

01:02


Part 7, Chapter 7
Part 7, Chapter 7

01:32


Part 7, Chapter 8
Part 7, Chapter 8

00:50


Part 7, Chapter 9
Part 7, Chapter 9

01:57


Part 7, Chapter 10
Part 7, Chapter 10

01:20


Part 7, Chapter 11
Part 7, Chapter 11

02:12


Part 7, Chapter 12
Part 7, Chapter 12

00:51


Part 7, Chapter 13
Part 7, Chapter 13

02:09


Part 7, Chapter 14
Part 7, Chapter 14

02:16


Part 7, Chapter 15
Part 7, Chapter 15

01:40


Part 7, Chapter 16
Part 7, Chapter 16

01:12


Part 7, Chapter 17
Part 7, Chapter 17

01:16


Part 7, Chapter 18
Part 7, Chapter 18

01:13


Part 7, Chapter 19
Part 7, Chapter 19

01:33


Part 7, Chapter 20
Part 7, Chapter 20

01:31


Part 7, Chapter 21
Part 7, Chapter 21

02:51


Part 7, Chapter 22
Part 7, Chapter 22

00:52


Part 7, Chapter 23
Part 7, Chapter 23

00:53


Part 7, Chapter 24
Part 7, Chapter 24

01:00


Part 7, Chapter 25
Part 7, Chapter 25

01:11