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    DescriptionWith the same dazzling mix of emotion and idea that characterizes his novels he illuminates the art and artists who remain important to him and whose work helps us better understand the world. An astute and brilliant reader of fiction, Kundera applies these same gifts to the reading of Francis Bacon's paintings, Leos Janacek's music, the films of Federico Fellini, as well as to the novels of Philip Roth, Dostoyevsky, and Garcia Marquez, among others. He also takes up the challenge of restoring to their rightful place the work of major writers like Anatole France and Curzio Malaparte who have fallen into obscurity. Milan Kundera's signature themes of memory and forgetting, the experience of exile, and his spirited championing of modernist art mark these essays. Art, he argues, is what we have to cleave to in the face of evil, against the expression of the darker side of human nature. Elegant, startlingly original and provocative, "Encounter" follows Kundera's essay collections, "The Art of the Novel", "Testaments Betrayed" and "The Curtain".


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    Title
    Encounter
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Milan Kundera
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571250899
    ISBN 10: 0571250890
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    BISAC V2.8: LCO010000
    DC22: 891.8645
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    19 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Milan Kundera, born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, was a student when the Czech Communist regime was established in 1948, and later worked as a labourer, jazz musician and professor at the Institute for Advanced Cinematographic Studies in Prague. After the Russian invasion in August 1968, his books were proscribed. In 1975, he and his wife settled in France, and in 1981, he became a French citizen. He is the author of the novels The Joke, Life is Elsewhere, Farewell Waltz, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality, and of the short-story collection Laughable Loves - all originally in Czech. His most recent novels, Slowness, Identity and Ignorance, as well as his non-fiction works The Art of the Novel and Testaments Betrayed, were originally written in French.