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Kunedra expressed great dissatisfaction with the original English-language version of the novel, which omitted some passages and altered the arrangement of the chapters. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Du cote de chez Swann Marcel Proust. Jaroslav’s joke is the transition away from his coveted Moravian folk lifestyle and appreciation.

La ronde de nuit Patrick Modiano. Ludvik demonstrates the shortcomings of the party and propels the plot in his search for revenge and redemption. Kostka, who has plaisanteie himself from the Communist Party due to his Christianityserves as a counterpoint to Ludvik. From Wikipedia, the plaisatnerie encyclopedia. Ludvik was a dashing, witty, and popular student who supported the Party.

Retrieved from ” https: Despite the interruption in his career, Ludvik has become a successful scientist. Helena serves as Ludvik’s victim and is satirical of the seriousness of party supporters.


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Retrieved 28 October We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. In a playful mood, he writes a postcard to a girl in his class during their summer break. The song’s refrain is, “The Joke! Since Ludvik believes she is too serious, he writes on the postcard, “Optimism is the opium of mankind! Written in Prague and first published in Czechoslovakia inthe novel opens with Plaianterie Jahn looking back on the joke that changed his life in the early s.

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The novel is composed of many jokes, which have strong effects on the characters. Ludvik decides to seduce Helena as a means of exacting his revenge. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The Owner of the Keys Jacques and his Master.

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Like most of his friends, he was an enthusiastic supporter of the still-fresh Communist regime in post-World War II Czechoslovakia. Ultimately he decides that these sorts of jokes and their repercussions are not the fault of the humans who set them in motion, but are really just a matter of historic inevitability.


An opportunity arises when he meets Helena, who is married to Pavel Zemanek, the friend who led the efforts to purge Ludvik from the party. This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat Works by Milan Kundera.

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