Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Florian Zeller and Milan Kundera

Florian Zeller can't close a book like Kundera (cut him a break, though, he's not yet thirty), but he certainly can write like him. Here, a few choice 'Kundera-moments' from Zeller's Lovers or something like it:

"...he had to bid farewell to a part of himself, his life as a libertine, and that seemed to him close to masochistic torture."


"Amelie was living under the despotic reign of her mother's grief."

Reading Lovers I swore on several occassions that I was in the middle of Laughter and Forgetting or Life is Elsewhere.


  1. The comparison to Kundera and general praise is enough to get me to add Lovers to my Amazon cart.

  2. Hi - I would put Artificial Snow before Lovers, but either way, you're in for a treat. -Jesse