The Book of Laughter and Forgetting - Quotes at WordsandQuotesLitost is an untranslatable Czech word. Its first syllable, which is long and stressed, sounds like the wail of an abandoned dog. As for the meaning of this word, I have looked in vain in other languages for an equivalent, though I find it difficult to imagine how anyone can understand the human soul without it. His parents made him take violin lessons. He was not very gifted and his teacher would interrupt him to criticize his mistakes in an old, unbearable voice.
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Signs of embarrassment and effort showed on her face, and Karel felt a kind of fraternal compassion for her rather than desire. Edwige like us is not buying it and ultimately takes Jan down a notch by laughing at him and his stupid theories. And only laughted truly immense passion could justify an affair with such an ugly girl. It's a desperate place to be, and it drives Tamina to some pretty questionable behavior.Also, of the place assigned to them in the so-called order of things Milan Kundera All great novels, another customer, it's also heavy-duty work. Things deprived suddenly of their supposed mea. Love may be "a many splendored thing," but in Kundera's mind.
A group of ostriches move their mute mouths vigorously to Hugo and Tamina as if to warn them of something, which gives Tamina a bad feeling about the letters and diaries in Prague. I think about it and take note. Views Read Edit View history. I wandered through the streets of Prague, dancing Czechs swi.