The Curtain: Essays (Paperback)
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The Curtain: Essays (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 15/03/2007
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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, Garcia Marquez 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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571232819
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 199 x 131 x 15 mm
Edition: Main

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