What are the best books by Czech authors?

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    #1The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis
    Gregor Samsa was a regular traveling salesman who one night transformed into a cockroach-looking animal. As his whole family despises him, this book uses Samsa's transformation to talk about human feeling of acceptance and guiltiness, as his new condition brought poverty to his family. 



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    Dennis Armstrong
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Metamorphosis is a classic. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of classic literature should read it at least once in their life. Kafka does an amazing job of demonstrating the proper use of metaphor and symbolism, and you can't help but become introspective and reflective while reading it."
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    #2The Joke

    The Joke

    The Joke is a fiction novel written by Milan Kundera which centers on the life of a 37-year-old man named Ludvik Jahn from the time of his adolescence until the age of 37. 

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    #3Slowness

    Slowness

    Slowness is a novel by Milan Kundera translated into English by Linda Asher. It is the first book written by Kundera in French and it follows the story of the narrator as he experiences a midsummer's night of seduction and fantasy.

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    Ruth Patel
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Not the greatest book I've ever read, but it's still readable. If someone gave it to you for free, it'd be ok."
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    #4The Prague Cemetery

    The Prague Cemetery

    The Prague Cemetery is a historical fiction novel written by Umberto Eco which is a fictional take of the origins of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion that is a fake document first published in the 20th century. 

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    Susan Powell
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "You'll either love or hate this author. Some find his books tiresome, but I like them and the attention to detail. This book started off slow for me, but it was worth the read."
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    #5The Art of the Novel

    The Art of the Novel

    The Art of the Novel is a book by Milan Kundera translated into English by Linda Asher. Here, he examines the work of important figures such as Rabelais, Cervantes, Diderot, Tolstoy, and Sterne. It was published in 2003 by Harper Perennial.

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    Aradhya Vyas
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Art of the Novel is a book by Milan Kundera translated into English by Linda Asher. Here, he examines the "
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    #6The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

    The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

    The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is a collection of stories written by Milan Kundera which tells the seven different narratives of characters in Europe in the Russian occupation era. 

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    Jorge Luis Gálvez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Nice choices."
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    #7Identity

    Identity

    Identity is a novel by Milan Kundera translated into English by Linda Asher. It is an examination of the situation of couples, their identity, and the doubt that occurs in such relationships. It was published in 1999 by Harper Perennial.

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    Leonardo Zamudio
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I thought that Identity was a a pretty good book. It is worth reading especially if you're in a couple. I think that many people will be able to relate to the characters in the story well. "
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    #8The Festival of Insignificance

    The Festival of Insignificance

    The Festival of Insignificance is a book by Milan Kundera translated into English by Linda Asher. It was published in 2015 by Harper and is considered by some as the culmination of his life's work.

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    Wei Zhang
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book is a very good read. It's a very feel good book that tackles serious problems without being very serious. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll think hard about these problems that you face."
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    #9Life Is Elsewhere

    Life Is Elsewhere

    Life is Elsewhere is a novel by Milan Kundera translated into English by Aaron Asher. It is an epic of adolescence and youth which erodes the values of childhood, motherhood, and revolution. It was published in 2000 by Harper Perennial.

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    Carolyn Estrada
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Well this sounds very interested. I like the reviews and options in how I can read it. I'll be giving it a shot."
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    #10Ignorance

    Ignorance

    Ignorance is a fiction novel by Milan Kundera translated into English by Linda Asher. It follows the story of a man and a woman who meet by chance on their way back to their homeland. This novel was published in 2003 by Harper Perennial.

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    Emma Ward
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "A brilliant novel perfectly translated into English, but retaining the charm and identity of the Czech author. Harper really knows what they're doing, choosing this work to translate. Definitely recommend!"
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    #11Unbearable Lightness of Being

    Unbearable Lightness of Being

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a philosophy fiction novel written by Milan Kundera which tells the story of a young woman in love with a married man. 

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    Dorothy Hernandez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    " Sign up My Books Browse ▾ Community ▾ Join Goodreads and meet your next favorite book! Sign in with Facebook Book cover for Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain Book details Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi 3.83 34,542 Ratings Want to Read Rate "I didn't decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Being as thin as possible was a way to make the job of being an actress easier . . ." Portia de Rossi weighed only 82 pounds when she... More Get a copy Amazon Stores Libraries Friends’ Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up . Community Reviews Buggy Buggy rated it really liked it over 4 years ago Shelves: bio-memoir , shelf-11 , addicted Opening Line: “He doesn’t wait until I’m awake. He comes into my unconscious to find me, to pull me out.” I knew almost nothing about Portia De Rossi before reading her gripping biography. Sure I’d seen her years ago on Ally McBeal. I knew she was beautiful, I knew she was... Read full review Like Likes: 72 Nikki Nikki rated it it was ok over 4 years ago Shelves: true-story , lez , xx , this-is-mental My “favorite” part was eight pages in, when she indulges in “too much” yogurt, freaks out, and starts doing lunges to make up for it: “I start sobbing now as I lunge my way across the floor and I wonder how many calories I’m burning by sobbing. Sobbing and lunging"
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    #12Immortality

    Immortality

    Immortality is a fiction novel by Milan Kundera which examines human nature and the meaning of life, written in the unique sense of humor of Kundera himself. It was published in 1992 by Faber and Faber. 

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    Antonia Valenzuela
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Immortality is from the witty and brilliant novelist Milan Kundera. It is a study of humanity and a search for a meaning to our lives. It is an engaging read that will leave you in awe. "
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    #13Laughable Loves

    Laughable Loves

    Laughable Loves is a novel by Milan Kundera translated into English by Suzanne Rappaport. It is a collection of seven stories which examine love, erotic games, the game of sexual attraction, and how it can affect people in different ways.

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    Melissa Larson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Laughable Loves is a wonderful book by Milan Kundera published in 2000. The collection of short stories has characters that I related to and felt every emotion they were going through as if it were me going through them. This book left me thinking about the characters and what happened next for days. "
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    #14The Castle

    The Castle

    The Castle is a classic 20th-century piece for young adults written by huge literary icon Franz Kafka. It was originally published in 1926, two years after the author's death. This version has the translation of Mark Harman.

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    Lauren Murray
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I love Franz Kafka. I will read anything and everything by Kafka, and this is no exception. This book is honestly one of the best things I've ever written. The pacing is slow but steady and I find so many quotes in the book relateable to me and my life, like I feel like the author really gets me, and that really appeals to me. "

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Best What are the best books by Czech authors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The MetamorphosisBooks 58 Paid
2The JokeBooks 53 Paid
3SlownessBooks 50 Paid
4The Prague CemeteryBooks 50 Paid
5The Art of the Novel Books 46 Paid
6The Book of Laughter and ForgettingBooks 44 Paid
7IdentityBooks 43 Paid
8The Festival of InsignificanceBooks 41 Paid
9Life Is ElsewhereBooks 37 Paid
10IgnoranceBooks 36 Paid
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