In Ignorance, Milan Kundera takes up the complex and emotionally
charged theme of exile and creates from it a literary masterpiece.
A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their Czech
homeland in the early 1990s after twenty years of self-imposed
exile. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love
story, interrupted by the tides of history? The truth is that after
such a long absence 'their memories no longer match'. We live our
lives sunk in a vast forgetting, and we refuse to see it. Only
those who return after twenty years, like Ulysses returning to his
native Ithaca, can be dazzled and astounded by observing the
goddess of ignorance first-hand. Milan Kundera has taken these
dizzying concepts of absence, memory, forgetting, and ignorance,
and orchestrated them into a polyphonic and moving work.