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The Art of the Novel
By Linda Asher (trans) and Milan Kundera
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date April 1, 2000
Pages 165
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060932947
ISBN-10 0060932945
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $13.00
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"Every novelist's work contains an implicit vision of the history of the novel, an idea of what the novel is," Kundera writes. "I have tried to express here the idea of the novel that is inherent in my own novels." Kundera brilliantly examines the work of such important and diverse figures as Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Musil. He is especially penetrating on "perhaps the least known of all the great novelists of our time," Hermann Broch, and his exploration of the world of Kafka's novels vividly reveals the comic terror of Kafka's bureaucratized universe. Kundera's discussion of his own work includes his views on the role of historical events in fiction, the meaning of action, and the creation of character in the postpsychological novel. His reflections on the state of the modem European novel are as witty, original, and far-reaching as his fiction.



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With Linda Asher (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Harpercollins (March 1, 2003)
9780060093747 | details & prices | 176 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $13.99
About: The critically acclaimed author of The Book of Laughter and Forgetting looks at the history of the novel, discusses the work of other
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With Linda Asher (other contributor) | from Perennial (April 1, 2000)
9780060932947 | details & prices | 165 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $13.00
About: "Every novelist's work contains an implicit vision of the history of the novel, an idea of what the novel is," Kundera writes.
With Lou Charnon-Deutsch | from Harpercollins (January 1, 1989)
9780060972042 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $10.00
This edition also contains Fictions of the Feminine in the Nineteenth-Century Spanish Press
About: Looks at the history of the novel, discusses the work of other novelists, including Kafka, and considers character, action, and the role of historical events

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