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Kundera, Milan (Translated by Linda Asher). SLOWNESS. New York City, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 156 pages. As New/As New.

The author's sixth novel. One of Milan Kundera's greatest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Milan Kundera's "La Lenteur" in a felicitous English translation. Wise, tender, poetic, intelligent, and witty, as is to be expected from Milan Kundera, this is one of his most rewarding and timely novels. At a time when "productivity" and "creativity" are measured by the speed of the computer's connectivity, Kundera observes and shows how genuine accomplishment takes time to gestate, develop, and blossom. An absolute "must-have" title for Milan Kundera collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A 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 0060173696. $40.00

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