Milan Kundera

“Graphomania (a mania for writing books) inevitably takes on epidemic proportions when a society develops to the point of creating three basic conditions: -

(1) an elevated level of general well being which allows people to devote themselves to useless activities
(2) a high degree of social atomization and , as a consequence, a general isolation of individuals;
(3) the absence of dramatic social changes in the nation's internal life.”


Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
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The Book of Laughter and Forgetting The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
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