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Kundera, Milan (Translated by Linda Asher). IGNORANCE. New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 125 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's eighth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents one of Milan Kundera's most philosophical fable-novels ever. "Would an 'Odyssey' even be conceivable today? Is the epic of return pertinent to our own time? When Odysseus woke on Ithaca's shore that morning, could he have listened in ecstasy to the music of the Great Return if the old olive trees had been felled and he recognized nothing around him? Kundera continues to perfect his amalgam of Nietzschean aphorism and erotic tale-telling in this story of disappointing homecomings. With elegant detachment and measured passion, Kundera once again shows himself the master of both the erudite and the carnal in this Mozartian interlude" (Publishers Weekly). Another delicate masterpiece from the one-of-a-kind, "postmodern" novelist, this is a "must-have" title for Milan Kundera collectors. This title is now highly collectible. This copy is from the personal library of the late Joseph Coates, the book critic of The Chicago Tribune (the front free endpaper is stamped as such). This is one of few copies of the First American Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A very scarce copy thus. Regarded by Harold Bloom as one of the canonical writers of the 20th century. One of the greatest living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MILAN KUNDERA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0060002093. $30.00

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