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The curtain : an essay in seven parts

Author: Milan Kundera
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In this essay, Kundera sketches out his personal view of the history and value of the novel in Western civilization. Too ofte, he suggests, a novel is thought about only within the confines of the language and nation of its origin, when in fact the novel's development has always occurred across borders"--Inside cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milan Kundera
ISBN: 0060841869 9780060841867
OCLC Number: 64625045
Description: viii, 168 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The consciousness of continuity --
Die Weltliteratur --
Getting into the soul of things --
What is a novelist? --
Aesthetics and existence --
The torn curtain --
The novel, memory, forgetting.
Other Titles: Rideau.
Responsibility: Milan Kundera ; translated from the French by Linda Asher.

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"In this essay, Kundera sketches out his personal view of the history and value of the novel in Western civilization. Too ofte, he suggests, a novel is thought about only within the confines of the language and nation of its origin, when in fact the novel's development has always occurred across borders"--Inside cover.

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