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Master Thesis

L'Art de la lecture chez Milan Kundera dans L'Immortalité et La Lenteur

Abstract : In 'Immortality' and 'Slowness', Kundera develops themes of reading with figures of readers and situations of reading. That enables him to present an art of reading and to react against contemporary lifestyle. He suggests on the contrary an idle lifestyle, that could be described as "epicurian", based on values such as slowness, memory and thinking. The desired modus vivendi seems to look into the past : its return is impossible. That's why the search for beauty is necessarily nostalgic. But this nostalgia, sometimes elegiac, can be happy, welcoming a kind of lyricism but in the same time limited by irony, which characterizes an informed sight on the present. Finally, in 'Immortality' and 'Slowness', reading is a novelistic theme, an esthetic experience, and also initiates a lifestyle.
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Justine Dumas. L'Art de la lecture chez Milan Kundera dans L'Immortalité et La Lenteur. Littératures. 2011. ⟨dumas-00641718⟩



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