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Ignorance by Milan Kundera
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Jan 03, 2010

really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: John McKenzie
Recommended for: my dearest friends
Read in January, 2010 — I own a copy , read count: 1.5

There is no writer whose ideas engage me quite as much as Kundera. The novel I'm working on now could be seen as a reply to the first four pages of Ignorance. On the bottom of the fourth page Kundera takes pity on immortal Calypso, spurned captor of Odysseus; I'd very much like to write a novel about that domestic tragedy. And so on. This is a reread; a chance to peek at the origins of the themes I've been mulling over for the past few years.
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