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Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera was born on April 1st 1929 in Brno, Czechoslovakia. He wrote his first poems during his high school years. After World War II he worked as a jazz musician before going to college. He studied music, film and literature at university in Prague. He moved on to become a professor at the film faculty of the Prague Academy of Performing ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Joke Writer


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 2019 Oddech jest niedosyty (Short) (inspiration: "Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí")
 2013 Do granice (Short) (novel)
 2009 Ptákovina (TV Special) (play "Ptákovina")
 2003 Auto Stop (Short) (short story "Falesný autostop")
 2002 The Hitchhiking Game (Short) (short story "Falesný autostop")
 1995 Falszywy autostop (Short) (short story "Falesný autostop")
 1995 Próxima salida a 50 metros (Short) (story)
 1988 To agapimeno mas paihnidi (TV Movie) (short stories)
 1987 Weekend (Short) (short story "Falesný autostop")
 1985 Nitko se nece smijati (TV Movie) (short story "Nikdo se nebude smát")
 1972 Za brama (Short) (novel "Zert")
  Television Theater (TV Series) (novel "Zivot je jinde" - 1 episode, 1970) (short story "Nikdo se nebude smát" - 1 episode, 1970)
- Meandry milosci (1970) ... (novel "Zivot je jinde")
- Nikt nie bedzie sie smial (1970) ... (short story "Nikdo se nebude smát")
 1969 Eduard a Buh (Short) (novel)
 1969 Já, truchlivý buh (writer)
 1969 The Joke (novel "Zert") / (screenplay)
 1968 Vlasnici kljuceva (TV Movie) (play "Majitelé klícu")
 1965 Nobody Will Laugh (short story "Nikdo se nebude smát")
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Other Works:

His play, "Jacques and His Master," was performed in the American premiere and American Repertory Theatre production at the Loeb Stage in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Michael Henry Heim was English translator. Susan Sontag was director. Douglas Stein was set designer. Jane Greenwood was costume designer. Jennifer Tipton was ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.


As he doesn't want to be misquoted, has has given only written interviews since 1985. See more »

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