Encounter: Essays by Milan KunderaEncounter: Essays by Milan Kundera

Encounter: Essays

byMilan Kundera

Paperback | October 4, 2011

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Encounter is the latest addition to the acclaimed body of literary criticism from beloved author Milan Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting). Novelist Russell Banks writes, “Not since Henry James, perhaps, has a fiction writer examined the process of writing with such insight, authority, and range of reference and allusion.” In Encounter, Kundera brilliantly reflects on some of his signature themes and old loves (Rabelais, Fellini, Janacek, Malaparte), on literature, on morality, and on the transformation of civilization as we know it.
The Franco-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in Brno and has lived in France, his second homeland, since 1975. He is the author of the novelsThe Joke,Farewell Waltz,Life Is Elsewhere,The Book of Laughter and Forgetting,The Unbearable Lightness of Being, andImmortality, and the short-story collectionLaughable Loves—all originally wr...
Title:Encounter: EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.43 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061894435

ISBN - 13:9780061894435

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“A remarkable collection that showcases the author’s diverse interests and sparkling talent…Kundera looks at the way exile and estrangement impact upon art and creation.”