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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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Has anyone ever read any Milan Kundera's work?

elly_melly_m Posts: 31 ✭✭
I've recently started reading his work. It's quite interesting. Would like to talk to anyone who had read his pieces.
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  • Rere2016Rere2016 Posts: 77 ✭✭
    Yes
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,175 mod
    The only book of Milan Kundera that I've read was "The unbearable lightness of being" .
  • mikkilinnmikkilinn Posts: 50 ✭✭
    Of course. He's one of my favourite writers. I've read "The Unbearable Lightness of Being", "Immortality" several times. I just enjoy his style of writing. It's so sad he hasn't received Nobel Prize in Literature. He definitely deserves it.
    Milan Kundera evokes memories from the past. When I bought my first computer and went online I met a guy from Hong Kong who created a web page on Kundera. He was a great fan of the writer. I was astonished what a guy from Hong Kong found in Kundera's novels. I used to live in a socialist country so I was very well acquainted with what Kundera wrote about. I could understand all his hints and innuendoes.
    Only later did I understand that human nature is universal and no matter where you live, you can understand a great novel.
  • mikkilinnmikkilinn Posts: 50 ✭✭
    This phrase from "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" is one of the best things ever said.

    "Human life occurs only once, and the reason we cannot determine which of our decisions are good and which bad is that in a given situation we can make only one decision; we are not granted a second, third, or fourth life in which to compare various decisions."
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,000 mod
    I've heard of it but have never read it @mikkilinn.
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