In this book, the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being leads the reader through a midsummer’s night in which 2 tales of seduction, separated by more than 200 years, interweave and oscillate between the sublime and the ridiculous.
Slowness was Milan Kundera’s first novel written in French. Disconcerted and enchanted, the reader follows him through a midsummer’s night in which two tales of seduction, separated in time by more than two hundred years, interweave and oscillate between the sublime and ridiculous.
As Kundera’s readers would expect, Slowness is at the same time a formidable display of existential analysis. Slowness (and rapidity), discretion (and exhibitionism) are the principal concepts, and those which are to the reader like vital keys for understanding life in our contemporary world.