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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

How laughing and remembering help us transcend the wretched. Also, about how forgetting only enables us to repeat the same mistakes over and over again. A bit of Czech history that should help us see that in order to break through we must first face "the dark side" in ourselves. Read full review

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User Review  - JamesMScott - LibraryThing

A book with no sustained narrative, pocked with fictional pieces, essay, autobiographical scenes. But true to its title, a thematic amalgam of both laughter - of a sinister, devilish variety as well ... Read full review

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I read this book as part of a literature course I took at the university. It was my first introduction to Milan Kundera; forward on, I read other works of his. This simple assignment in a literature course opened up new vistas of international writers, especially Milan K., and differing perspectives on life. I definitely give this book a 10/10; you will enjoy reading; I certainly did. 

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