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Agnès's final afternoon : an essay on the work of Milan Kundera

Author: François Ricard; Aaron Asher
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Francois Ricard's book joins the great French tradition of the literary essay as a meditation on the writing of Milan Kundera." "Agnes's Final Afternoon imitates the protagonist of Kundera's novel Immortality on the last afternoon of her life. Like all readers of fiction, Agnes steps out of her car - out of the world of planned routes, responsibilities, and social self - and gives herself up to the discovery of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Milan Kundera; Milan Kundera
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Ricard; Aaron Asher
ISBN: 0060005645 9780060005641 0060005653 9780060005658
OCLC Number: 51281073
Description: vi, 210 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Novel of Fighting --
The Novel of Exile --
An Oeuvre's Borders --
Topography --
A Single Book --
About Dogs --
A Study of Rivers --
Balzac's Strategy --
The Path-Novel --
A Canon for Several Voices --
Intertwining Stories --
Stories Dreamed --
Stories from the Past --
The Novelist Self --
The Novel's Thought --
Thematic Unity --
The Rehabilitation of Episode --
The Art of the Chapter --
The Novelistic Moment --
The Libertine --
The Exile --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Dernier après-midi d'Agnès.
Responsibility: François Ricard ; translated from the French by Aaron Asher.
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"Francois Ricard's book joins the great French tradition of the literary essay as a meditation on the writing of Milan Kundera." "Agnes's Final Afternoon imitates the protagonist of Kundera's novel Immortality on the last afternoon of her life. Like all readers of fiction, Agnes steps out of her car - out of the world of planned routes, responsibilities, and social self - and gives herself up to the discovery of a new landscape, an experience that will transform her. Francois Ricard's essay enters into the writings of Milan Kundera in much the same way. The landscape he explores includes a chain of ten novels, composed between 1959 and 1999, and two books containing one of the most lucid reflections on the novel."--Jacket.

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