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. Anonymous11:05 PM

    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