Tamina and her husband flee Czechoslovakia when the communists take power--and then he dies. Exiled in Switzerland, Tamina directs all her efforts toward recovering her dead husband's love letters, to keep her company in a strange land. Kundera uses this novel as a vehicle for his own thoughts on exile, totalitarianism, and politics, but also sex, music, art, and literature.

Bk of Laughter&forget 1980, Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN-13: 9780394508962

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