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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date January 1, 1989
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060972042
ISBN-10 0060972041
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $10.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
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
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this first work of nonfiction, Milan Kundera offers a "practitioner's confession" on the art of the novel. "Every novelist's work contains an implicit vision of the history of the novel, an idea of what the novel is," Kundrea writes. "I have tried to express here the idea of the novel that is inherent in my own novels." Kundrea 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," Herman Broch, and his exploration of the world of Kafka's novels vividly reveals the comic terror of Kafka's bureaucratized universe. Kundrea'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 modern European novel in an era of "terminal paradoxes" are as witty, original, and far-reaching as his unique fiction.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780060093747 Book cover for 9780060932947 Book cover for 9780060972042
 
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
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.
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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
Hardcover
from Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (January 1, 2000)
9780271019130 | details & prices | 307 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $87.95
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060972042
 
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With Milan Kundera | from Harpercollins (January 1, 1989); titled "The Art of the Novel"
9780060972042 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $10.00
This edition also contains The Art of the Novel
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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