Farewell Waltz

Farewell Waltz

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By (author) Milan Kundera, Translated by Aaron Asher

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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 22mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 3 August 1998
  • ISBN 10: 0571194710
  • ISBN 13: 9780571194711
  • Sales rank: 172,342

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Klima, a celebrated jazz trumpeter, receives a phone call announcing that a young nurse with whom he spent a brief night at a fertility spa is pregnant. She has decided he is the father and so begins a comedy which, during five madcap days, unfolds with ever-increasing speed.

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Milan Kundera was born in Brno and has lived in France for over forty years. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Joke (1967), Life is Elsewhere (1973), The Farewell Waltz (1976), The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1978), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), Immortality (1991), and the short-story collection Laughable Loves (1969), which were all originally written in Czech. His play, Jacques and His Master (1984), Slowness (1995), Identity (1998) and Ignorance (2002) were all originally written in French. Milan Kundera has also written extensively about the novel in four collections of essays - The Art of the Novel (1968), Testaments Betrayed (1993), The Curtain (2007) and Encounter (2009).