The Art of the Novel

The Art of the Novel

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By (author) Milan Kundera

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 198mm x 12mm | 143g
  • Publication date: 6 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 057122749X
  • ISBN 13: 9780571227495
  • Sales rank: 49,522

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In seven independent, but closely related chapters, the author presents his personal conception of the European novel, which he describes as 'an art born of the laughter of God'.

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Milan Kundera was born in Brno and has lived in France for over forty years. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed and bestselling novels The Joke (1967), Life is Elsewhere (1973), The Farewell Waltz (1976), The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1978), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), Immortality (1991), and the short-story collection Laughable Loves (1969), which were all originally written in Czech. His play, Jacques and His Master (1984), Slowness (1995), Identity (1998) and Ignorance (2002) were all originally written in French. Milan Kundera has also written extensively about the novel in four collections of essays - The Art of the Novel (1968), Testaments Betrayed (1993), The Curtain (2007) and Encounter (2009).