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Life Is Elsewhere

Milan Kundera

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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

Free Sample

05:00

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