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The Art Of The Novel by Milan Kundera. New York. 1988. Grove Press. Translated From The French By Linda Asher. 165 pages. Jacket design by the author. 0802100112.

Milan Kundera reinvigorates our desire to tackle the classics in literature.

 

0802100112FROM THE PUBLISHER -

   In these seven related essays he reacquaints us with some of the giants of the novel and inspires us to rethink our relationships to their narratives. 'Need I stress that intend no theoretical statement at all, and that the entire book is simply a practitioner's confession? Every novelist's work contains an implicit vision of the history of the novel, an idea of what the novel is; I have tried to express here the idea of the novel that is inherent in my own novels. ' In seven relatively independent but closely linked parts, Milan Kundera sets forth his personal conception of the European novel Is its history coming to an end? Today in the period of 'terminal paradoxes,' the novel 'cannot live in peace with the spirit of our time:. if it is to go on 'progressing' as novel, it can do so only against the progress of the world. ' One of the parts is devoted to Hermann Broch, another to Kafka, and throughout the book Kundera constantly reflects on the writers who are the mainstays of his 'personal history of the novel': Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy Musil, Gombrowicz. In two dialogues, the author speaks directly about his own art almost in the craftsman's sense of the word: about his means of creating 'experimental selves' and novelistic 'polyphony' about his methods of composition. And in a characteristically playful and original 'dictionary' he defines and considers the 'key words' that appear throughout his novels as well as those that underlie his aesthetic of the novel.

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MILAN KUNDERA was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia. Since 1975, he has lived in France. He is the author of THE JOKE, LAUGHABLE LOVES, LIFE IS ELSEWHERE, THE FAREWELL PARTY THE BOOK OF LAUGHTER AND FORGETTING, THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING and the play JACQUES AND HIS MASTER. The fiction was originally written in Czech, THE ART OF THE NOVEL in French.

 

 

 

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