Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Festival of Insignificance

Navel. If ours is the age of navel gazing, then Milan Kundera’s novel, The Festival of Insignificance, is our anthem. Light and philosophical, serious and tongue in cheek, Kundera’s writing in this book and others can be an acquired taste. From p.113: “Insignificance, my friend, is the essence of existence. It is all around us, and everywhere and always. … But it is not only a matter of acknowledging it, we must love insignificance we must lean to love it.” If this meditation on the navel sounds like your kind of book, go for it. I often enjoyed the rambling prose, and was most pleased when it was finished. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase The Festival of Insignificance from

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