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Critical Praise

"By far his most successful [novel] since The Unbearable Lightness of Being."

——Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Moving … There is a painful injustice and inequality to memory, which these encounters beautifully illustrate."

——Boston Globe

"Elegant … the emotional and intellectual payoff is extraordinary."

——Time Out New York

"Kundera is and elegant writer … He does a masterful job of reminding that the political is the personal."

——Rocky Mountain News

"Literary excellence … [Kundera’s] irony and wit are …on target, his characters vivid and convincing."

——Los Angeles Times Book Review

"An entertaining and thought-provoking work"

——Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Milan’s Kundera’s resonant new novel Ignorance ….[is] wonderfully nuanced …. affecting."

——Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Rendered with compassion and humor."

——Library Journal

"With elegant detachment and measured passion, Kundera once again shows himself the master of both the erudite and the carnal in this Mozartain interlude."

——Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Erudite and playful...An impassioned account of the émigré as a character on the stage of European history."

——Maureen Howard, New York Times Book Review