And Let There Be Czech Translations . . .
There is no Czech translation of the work, at least not one that bears Kundera's approval, since Kundera is such a bitter old curmudgeon. He doesn't even write in Czech anymore. If you've read his comments on the translation debacles of The Joke (Žert), then you know what incredibly close authorial authority he thinks he deserves and has garnered in the past. Will this new development blow over or fan the flames?
Tags: Czech, books