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Book Information: Life Is Elsewhere

Life Is Elsewhere (1973) [Novel]
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The author intially intended to call this novel The Lyrical Age. The lyrical age, according to Kundera, is youth, and this novel, above all, is an epic of adolescence an ironic epic that tenderlyerodes scarosanct values: childhood, motherhood, revolution, and even poetry. Jaromil is in fact a poet. His mother made hima poet and accompanies him (figuratively) to his love bed and (literally) to his deathbed. A ridiculous and touching character, horrifying and totally innocent ("innocence with its bloody smile"!), Jaromil is at the same time a true poet. He's no creep, he's Rimbaud. Rimbaud entrapped by the communist revolution, entrapped in a somber farce.

Original title: Život je jinde
Original languages: Czech

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Notes:

  • First published in French as "La vie est ailleurs"

Edition #1: Life Is Elsewhere

Life Is Elsewhere (2000)
Edition Details:

translated from the French

Language: English

Translated by: Aaron Asher
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Manifested in:
cover

Life Is Elsewhere (July 25, 2000)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 0060997028
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8 x 1 in
Pages: 432

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Edition #2: Life Is Elsewhere

Life Is Elsewhere (1986)
Edition Details:

translated from the Czech

Language: English

Translated by: Peter Kussi
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Manifested in:
cover

Life Is Elsewhere (July 1, 1986)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140064702
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7 x 1
Pages: 320

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