Life Is Elsewhere

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First English edition
(publ. Alfred A. Knopf)

Life Is Elsewhere (Czech: Život je jinde) is a Czech-language novel by Milan Kundera published in 1969. It was published in French translation in 1973 (La vie est ailleurs).

The setting for Life Is Elsewhere is Czechoslovakia before, during, and after the Second World War, and tells the story of Jaromil, a character who dedicates his life to poetry.