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The Curtain [electronic resource] : Essays

Kundera, Milan2020
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In this entertaining and always stimulating collection of seven essays, Kundera deftly sketches out his personal view of the history and value of the novel. Too often, he suggests, a novel is thought about only within the confines of the nation of its origin, when in fact the novel's development has always occurred across borders: Laurence Sterne learned from Rabelais, Henry Fielding from Cervantes, Joyce from Flaubert, García Márquez from Kafka. The real work of a novel is not bound up in the specifics of any one language: what makes a novel matter is its ability to reveal some previously unknown aspect of our existence. In The Curtain, Kundera skillfully describes how the best novels do just that.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Faber & Faber, 2020
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9780571367436
Language:
English
BRN:
3066400
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