laughter and forgetting

29 July 2009 | by | In process

Stumbled across this:

In 1975, Milan Kundera moved to France. There he published The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1979) which told of Czech citizens opposing the communist regime in various ways. An unusual mixture of novel, short story collection and author’s musings, the book set the tone for his works in exile. Critics have noted the irony that the country that Kundera seemed to be writing about when he talked about Czechoslovakia in the book, “is, thanks to the latest political redefinitions, no longer precisely there” which is The “kind of disappearance and reappearance Kundera explores in the book.” [3]

That is from wikipedia.

But this idea of forgotten geographies was an early motivating idea to the project and has shaped several key elements of the piece.

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