The Art Of The Novel

April 1, 2003|
The Art Of The Novel by Milan Kundera
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“Lucid, detached, and epigrammatic …The book has its author’s familiar swiftness and variety of attack and his elegant, provocative irony.”— The New Yorker

"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 the idea of the novel that is inherent in my own novels." — Milan Kundera

Kundera examines the evolution, construction, and essence of the novel as an art form through the lens of his own work and through the work of such important and diverse figures as Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, Musil, Kafka, and perhaps the least known of all the great novelists of our time, Hermann Broch.

As witty, original, and far-reaching as his unique fiction, Kundera offers his views on the role of historical events in fiction, the meaning of action, the creation of character in the postpsychological novel and his reflections on the state of the modern European novel.

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 novels The Joke, Life Is Elsewhere, Farewell Waltz, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and the short-story collection Laughable Loves—all ...
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Title:The Art Of The Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.4 in
Published:April 1, 2003
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060093747

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