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Ignorance

Author: Milan Kundera; Linda Asher; Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned twenty years earlier when they chose to become exiles. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history? The truth is that after such a long absence "their memories no longer match." We always believe that our memories coincide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milan Kundera; Linda Asher; Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad.
ISBN: 0060002093 9780060002091 9780060002107 0060002107
OCLC Number: 50492937
Description: 195 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Ignorance.
Responsibility: Milan Kundera ; translated from the French by Linda Asher.
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A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned twenty years earlier when they chose to become exiles. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history? The truth is that after such a long absence "their memories no longer match." We always believe that our memories coincide with those of the person we loved, that we experienced the same thing. But this is just an illusion. Then again, what can we expect of our weak memory? It records only "an insignificant, minuscule particle" of the past, "and no one knows why it's this bit and not any other bit." We live our lives sunk in a vast forgetting, a fact we refuse to recognize. Only those who return after twenty years, like Odysseus returning to his native Ithaca, can be dazzled and astounded by observing the goddess of ignorance firsthand.

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