Author - Milan Kundera ,  Michael Henry Heim  (Translator)
Publisher -  Faber and Faber

Edition -  1998 
Binding - Paperback
Language - English
Pages - 336 
Condition Used (Good Condition)

All too often, this brilliant novel of thwarted love and revenge miscarried has been read for its political implications. Now though, a quarter century after The Joke was first published, and several years after the collapse of the Soviet-imposed Czechoslovak regime, it becomes easier to put such implications into perspective in favor of valuing the book (and all Kundera 's work) as what it truly is: great, stirring literature, that sheds new light on the eternal themes of human existence.