Milan Kundera – The Joke – First Edition 1983

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Milan Kundera – The Joke – First Edition 1983

£125.00

Out of stock

£125.00

A first edition, first printing, published by Faber and Faber in 1983. A very good book without inscriptions, with a trace of spotting to the top edge and wear and rubbing to the bottom edge of the boards. A very good unclipped wrapper with a minute chip to the top of the rear panel.

The novel delves into the complexities of human relationships under the backdrop of Communist Czechoslovakia. The novel centres on Ludvik, whose seemingly harmless jest results in his expulsion from the Communist Party and sets off a chain of events that irrevocably alters his life. Through Ludvik’s journey, Kundera explores themes of power, betrayal, and the precarious nature of personal freedom, offering a piercing critique of totalitarianism and the erosion of individual autonomy in society.


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A first edition, first printing, published by Faber and Faber in 1983. A very good book without inscriptions, with a trace of spotting to the top edge and wear and rubbing to the bottom edge of the boards. A very good unclipped wrapper with a minute chip to the top of the rear panel.

The novel delves into the complexities of human relationships under the backdrop of Communist Czechoslovakia. The novel centres on Ludvik, whose seemingly harmless jest results in his expulsion from the Communist Party and sets off a chain of events that irrevocably alters his life. Through Ludvik’s journey, Kundera explores themes of power, betrayal, and the precarious nature of personal freedom, offering a piercing critique of totalitarianism and the erosion of individual autonomy in society.