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The author of the book: Milan Kundera
Edition: Harpperen
Date of issue: December 1st 1993
ISBN: 0060912227
ISBN 13: 9780060912222
Language: English
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Jacques and His Master is a deliciously witty and entertaining "variation" on Diderot's novel Jacques le Fatalist, written for Milan Kundera's "private pleasure" in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia.

When the "heavy Russian irrationality" fell on Czechoslovakia, Milan Kundera explains, he felt drawn to the spirit of the eighteenth century--"And it seemed to me that nowhere was it to be found more densely concentrated than in that banquet of intelligence, humor, and fantasy, Jacques le Fataliste."

The upshot was this "Homage to Diderot," which has now been performed throughout the United States and Europe. Here, Jacques and His Master, newly translated by Simon Callow, is a text that will delight Kundera's admirers throughout the English-speaking world.


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Ebook Jacques and His Master: An Homage to Diderot in Three Acts read Online! Milan Kundera is a Czech and French writer of Czech origin who has lived in exile in France since 1975, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1981. He is best known as the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, and The Joke.

Kundera has written in both Czech and French. He revises the French translations of all his books; these therefore are not considered translations but original works.

Due to censorship by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia, his books were banned from his native country, and that remained the case until the downfall of this government in the Velvet Revolution in 1989.


Reviews of the Jacques and His Master: An Homage to Diderot in Three Acts


CAMERON

It reads on one breath.

FINLEY

An interesting book that says more than you can fit

SOFIA

The first review I put my soul in.

AIDEN

The beginning is exciting, but at the end of the book is just a very template.

MADDISON

Despite the criticism, I liked the book!




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