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Milan Kundera

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Milan Kundera (born 1 April 1929) is a Czech-born French writer who went into exile in France in 1975, and became a naturalised French citizen in 1981. [1]

101 relations: Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Adam Thirlwell, Alain de Botton, Atonality, Austrian State Prize for European Literature, Béla Bartók, Blacklisting, Brno, Carlos Fuentes, Charles University, Comedy (drama), Communism, Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Czechoslovak koruna, Czechoslovakia, Czechs, Denis Diderot, Emil Cioran, Eternal return, First Czechoslovak Republic, First-person narrative, François Rabelais, François Ricard, Franz Kafka, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gabriel García Márquez, German occupation of Czechoslovakia, Giovanni Boccaccio, Henry Fielding, Herder Prize, Hermann Broch, Identity (novel), Ignorance (novel), Immortality (novel), Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, J. M. Coetzee, Jan Trefulka, Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Jerusalem Prize, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Jorge Semprún, Juan Goytisolo, Julius Fučík (journalist), Kleť Observatory, L'Express, Laughable Loves, Laurence Sterne, Leoš Janáček, ..., Life Is Elsewhere, List of minor planets: 7001–8000, Ludvík Kundera, Ludvík Kundera (musicologist), Ludwig van Beethoven, Martin Heidegger, Michiko Kakutani, Miguel de Cervantes, Music of the Czech Republic, Musical notation, Musicology, Nadine Gordimer, Narration, Naturalization, Nobel Prize in Literature, Orhan Pamuk, Ovid Prize, Oxonian Review, Pavel Kohout, Philip Kaufman, Philip Roth, Prague, Prague Spring, Prix mondial Cino Del Duca, Renaissance, Respekt, Robert Musil, Salman Rushdie, Schoenberg, Slowness (novel), The Blunder, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Curtain (essay), The Farewell Waltz, The Festival of Insignificance, The Joke (novel), The New Yorker, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (film), The Village Voice, Thomas Mann, Totalitarianism, Tragedy, University of Rennes 2 – Upper Brittany, Václav Havel, Velvet Revolution, Vilenica Cave, Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, Witold Gombrowicz, World War II, 68 Publishers. Expand index (51 more) »

Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (Akademie múzických umění v Praze, AMU) is a university in the centre of Prague, Czech Republic, specialising in the study of music, dance, drama, film, television and multi-media.

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Adam Thirlwell

Adam Thirlwell (born 22 August 1978) is a British novelist.

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Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton, FRSL (born 20 December 1969) is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author.

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Atonality in its broadest sense is music that lacks a tonal center, or key.

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Austrian State Prize for European Literature

The Austrian State Prize for European Literature (Österreichischer Staatspreis für Europäische Literatur), also known in Austria as the European Literary Award (Europäischer Literaturpreis), is an Austrian literary prize awarded by the Federal Chancellery for Arts, Culture, and Media to European writers.

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Béla Bartók

Béla Viktor János Bartók (25 March 1881 – 26 September 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and an ethnomusicologist.

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Blacklisting is the action of a group or authority, compiling a blacklist (or black list) of people, countries or other entities to be avoided or distrusted as not being acceptable to those making the list.

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Brno (Brünn) is the second largest city in the Czech Republic by population and area, the largest Moravian city, and the historical capital city of the Margraviate of Moravia.

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Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes Macías (November 11, 1928 – May 15, 2012) was a Mexican novelist and essayist.

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Charles University

Charles University, known also as Charles University in Prague (Univerzita Karlova; Universitas Carolina; Karls-Universität) or historically as the University of Prague (Universitas Pragensis), is the oldest and largest university in the Czech Republic. Founded in 1348, it was the first university in Central Europe. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe in continuous operation and ranks in the upper 1.5 percent of the world’s best universities. Its seal shows its protector Emperor Charles IV, with his coats of arms as King of the Romans and King of Bohemia, kneeling in front of St. Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia. It is surrounded by the inscription, Sigillum Universitatis Scolarium Studii Pragensis (Seal of the Prague academia).

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Comedy (drama)

A comedy is entertainment consisting of jokes intended to make an audience laugh.

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In political and social sciences, communism (from Latin communis, "common, universal") is the philosophical, social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money and the state.

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Communist Party of Czechoslovakia

The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (Czech and Slovak: Komunistická strana Československa, KSČ) was a Communist and Marxist–Leninist political party in Czechoslovakia that existed between 1921 and 1992.

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Czech Republic

The Czech Republic (Česká republika), also known by its short-form name Czechia (Česko), is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.

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Czechoslovak koruna

The Czechoslovak koruna (in Czech and Slovak: Koruna československá, at times Koruna česko-slovenská; koruna means crown) was the currency of Czechoslovakia from April 10, 1919, to March 14, 1939, and from November 1, 1945, to February 7, 1993.

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Czechoslovakia, or Czecho-Slovakia (Czech and Československo, Česko-Slovensko), was a sovereign state in Central Europe that existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its peaceful dissolution into the:Czech Republic and:Slovakia on 1 January 1993.

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The Czechs (Češi,; singular masculine: Čech, singular feminine: Češka) or the Czech people (Český národ), are a West Slavic ethnic group and a nation native to the Czech Republic in Central Europe, who share a common ancestry, culture, history and Czech language.

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Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot (5 October 171331 July 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer, best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d'Alembert.

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Emil Cioran

Emil Cioran (8 April 1911 – 20 June 1995) was a Romanian philosopher and essayist, who published works in both Romanian and French.

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Eternal return

Eternal return (also known as eternal recurrence) is a theory that the universe and all existence and energy has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space.

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First Czechoslovak Republic

The first Czechoslovak Republic (Czech / Československá republika) was the Czechoslovak state that existed from 1918 to 1938.

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First-person narrative

A first-person narrative is a mode of storytelling in which a narrator relays events from their own point of view using the first person It may be narrated by a first person protagonist (or other focal character), first person re-teller, first person witness, or first person peripheral (also called a peripheral narrator).

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François Rabelais

François Rabelais (between 1483 and 1494 – 9 April 1553) was a French Renaissance writer, physician, Renaissance humanist, monk and Greek scholar.

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François Ricard

François Ricard (born June 4, 1947 in Shawinigan, Quebec) at The Canadian Encyclopedia.

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Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and short story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist and a Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.

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Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America.

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German occupation of Czechoslovakia

The German occupation of Czechoslovakia (1938–1945) began with the German annexation of Czechoslovakia's northern and western border regions, formerly being part of German-Austria known collectively as the Sudetenland, under terms outlined by the Munich Agreement.

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Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (16 June 1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist.

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Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich, earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the picaresque novel Tom Jones.

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Herder Prize

The Herder Prize (Gottfried-von-Herder-Preis), named after the German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder, was a prestigious international prize awarded every year to scholars and artists from Central and Southeast Europe whose life and work have contributed to the cultural understanding of European countries and their peaceful interrelations.

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Hermann Broch

Hermann Broch (November 1, 1886 – May 30, 1951) was a 20th-century Austrian writer, considered one of the major Modernists.

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Identity (novel)

Identity (L'Identité) is a novel by Franco-Czech writer Milan Kundera, published in 1998.

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Ignorance (novel)

Ignorance (L'ignorance) is a novel by Milan Kundera.

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Immortality (novel)

Immortality (Nesmrtelnost) is a novel in seven parts, written by Milan Kundera in 1988 in Czech.

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Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů) is a Czech government agency and research institute, founded by the Czech government in 2007.

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J. M. Coetzee

John Maxwell Coetzee (born 9 February 1940) is a South African novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Jan Trefulka

Jan Trefulka (15 May 1929 – 22 November 2012) was a Czech writer, translator, literary critic and publicist.

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Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts

Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Janáčkova akademie múzických umění v Brně; abbreviation in Czech: JAMU) is a university-level school in Brno in the Czech Republic.

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Jerusalem Prize

The Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society is a biennial literary award given to writers whose works have dealt with themes of human freedom in society.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a composer and musician of the Baroque period, born in the Duchy of Saxe-Eisenach.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman.

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Jorge Semprún

Jorge Semprún Maura (10 December 1923 – 7 June 2011) was a Spanish writer and politician who lived in France most of his life and wrote primarily in French.

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Juan Goytisolo

Juan Goytisolo Gay (5 January 1931 – 4 June 2017) was a Spanish poet, essayist, and novelist.

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Julius Fučík (journalist)

Julius Fučík (23 February 1903 – 8 September 1943) was a Czechoslovak journalist, an active member of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and part of the forefront of the anti-Nazi resistance.

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Kleť Observatory

Kleť Observatory (Hvězdárna Kleť; obs. code: 046) is an astronomical observatory in the Czech Republic.

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L'Express is a French weekly news magazine headquartered in Paris.

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Laughable Loves

Laughable Loves (Směšné lásky) is a collection of seven short stories written by Milan Kundera in which he presents his characteristic savage humour by mixing the extremes of tragedy with comic situations in (mostly romantic) relationships.

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Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 – 18 March 1768) was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman.

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Leoš Janáček

Leoš Janáček (baptised Leo Eugen Janáček; 3 July 1854 – 12 August 1928) was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher.

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Life Is Elsewhere

Life Is Elsewhere (Život je jinde) is a Czech-language novel by Milan Kundera finished in 1969.

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Ludvík Kundera

Ludvík Kundera (22 March 1920 – 17 August 2010) was a Czech writer, translator, poet, playwright, editor and literary historian.

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Ludvík Kundera (musicologist)

Ludvík Kundera (born 17 August 1891 in Brno, died 12 May 1971 in Brno) was a Czech musicologist, pianist and academic administrator.

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770Beethoven was baptised on 17 December. His date of birth was often given as 16 December and his family and associates celebrated his birthday on that date, and most scholars accept that he was born on 16 December; however there is no documentary record of his birth.26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist.

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Martin Heidegger

Martin Heidegger (26 September 188926 May 1976) was a German philosopher and a seminal thinker in the Continental tradition and philosophical hermeneutics, and is "widely acknowledged to be one of the most original and important philosophers of the 20th century." Heidegger is best known for his contributions to phenomenology and existentialism, though as the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy cautions, "his thinking should be identified as part of such philosophical movements only with extreme care and qualification".

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Michiko Kakutani

is an American literary critic and former chief book critic for The New York Times.

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Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547 (assumed)23 April 1616 NS) was a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists.

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Music of the Czech Republic

Music of the Czech Republic comprises the musical traditions of that state or the historical entities of which it is compound, i.e. the Czech lands (Bohemia, Moravia, Czech Silesia).

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Musical notation

Music notation or musical notation is any system used to visually represent aurally perceived music played with instruments or sung by the human voice through the use of written, printed, or otherwise-produced symbols.

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Musicology is the scholarly analysis and research-based study of music.

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Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer (20 November 1923 – 13 July 2014) was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Narration is the use of a written or spoken commentary to convey a story to an audience.

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Naturalization (or naturalisation) is the legal act or process by which a non-citizen in a country may acquire citizenship or nationality of that country.

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Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) is a Swedish literature prize that has been awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: "den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning").

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Orhan Pamuk

Ferit Orhan Pamuk (generally known simply as Orhan Pamuk; born 7 June 1952) is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Ovid Prize

The Ovid Prize, established in 2002, is a literary prize awarded annually to an author from any country, in recognition of a body of work.

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Oxonian Review

The Oxonian Review is a literary magazine produced by graduate students at the University of Oxford.

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Pavel Kohout

Pavel Kohout (born 20 July 1928) is a Czech and Austrian novelist, playwright, and poet.

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Philip Kaufman

Philip Kaufman (born October 23, 1936) is an American film director and screenwriter who has directed fifteen films over a career spanning more than five decades.

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Philip Roth

Philip Milton Roth (March 19, 1933 – May 22, 2018) was an American novelist and short-story writer.

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Prague (Praha, Prag) is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and also the historical capital of Bohemia.

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Prague Spring

The Prague Spring (Pražské jaro, Pražská jar) was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II.

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Prix mondial Cino Del Duca

The Prix mondial Cino Del Duca (Cino Del Duca World Prize) is an international literary award.

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The Renaissance is a period in European history, covering the span between the 14th and 17th centuries.

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Respekt is a Czech weekly newsmagazine published in Prague, the Czech Republic, reporting on domestic and foreign political and economic issues, as well as on science and culture.

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Robert Musil

Robert Musil (or; 6 November 1880 – 15 April 1942) was an Austrian philosophical writer.

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Salman Rushdie

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist.

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Schoenberg (beautiful mountain) is a surname.

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Slowness (novel)

Slowness (La Lenteur), published in 1995 in France, is a novel written in French by Milan Kundera.

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The Blunder

The Blunder (Czech: Ptákovina) is a Czech play by Milan Kundera.

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The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Kniha smíchu a zapomnění) is a novel by Milan Kundera, published in France in 1979.

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The Curtain (essay)

The Curtain is a seven-part essay by Milan Kundera, along with The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed composing a type of trilogy of book-length essays on the European novel.

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The Farewell Waltz

The Farewell Waltz (Valčík na rozloučenou) is a Czech-language novel by Milan Kundera published in 1972.

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The Festival of Insignificance

The Festival of Insignificance (La fête de l'insignifiance) is a novel by Milan Kundera.

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The Joke (novel)

The Joke (Žert) is Milan Kundera's first novel, originally published in 1967.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí) is a 1984 novel by Milan Kundera, about two women, two men, a dog and their lives in the 1968 Prague Spring period of Czechoslovak history.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (film)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a 1988 American film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Milan Kundera, published in 1984.

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The Village Voice

The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.

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Thomas Mann

Paul Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.

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Benito Mussolini Totalitarianism is a political concept where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to control every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible.

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Tragedy (from the τραγῳδία, tragōidia) is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in audiences.

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University of Rennes 2 – Upper Brittany

250px The University of Rennes 2 (Université Rennes 2, UR2) is a university in Upper Brittany, France, one of four in the Academy of Rennes.

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Václav Havel

Václav Havel (5 October 193618 December 2011) was a Czech statesman, writer and former dissident, who served as the last President of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992 and then as the first President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003.

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Velvet Revolution

The Velvet Revolution (sametová revoluce) or Gentle Revolution (nežná revolúcia) was a non-violent transition of power in what was then Czechoslovakia, occurring from 17 November to 29 December 1989.

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Vilenica Cave

Vilenica Cave or Vilenica Cave at Lokev (Jama Vilenica pri Lokvi) is the oldest show cave in Europe.

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Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia

The Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, officially known as Operation Danube, was a joint invasion of Czechoslovakia by five Warsaw Pact nations – the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany and Poland – on the night of 20–21 August 1968.

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Witold Gombrowicz

Witold Marian Gombrowicz (August 4, 1904 – July 24, 1969) was a Polish writer and playwright.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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68 Publishers

68 Publishers, also called Sixty-Eight Publishers, Sixtyeight Publishers, or even Nakladatelství 68 ('nakladatelství' is Czech for 'publisher'), was a publishing house formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1971 by Czech expatriate Josef Škvorecký and his wife Zdena Salivarová.

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