Lounge Review: The Festival of Insignificance
The structure of Milan Kundera's slim novella is wrought with jocular whimsy, as if it were itself meant to be a thing of insignificance
The Festival Of Insignificance is like the tacit epilogue to Milan Kundera’s body of work. Various strains of this polyphony evoke passages from his previous books. It is not just a thematic succession but seems pointedly referential in parts, notably drawing on the marrow of Kundera’s earlier novels.