The Art of the Novel
Kundera brilliantly examines the work of such important and diverse figures as Rabelais, Cervantes, Sterne, Diderot, Flaubert, Tolstoy, and Musil. He is especially penetrating on Hermann Broch, and his exploration of the world of Kafka's novels vividly reveals the comic terror of Kafka's bureaucratized universe.
Kundera'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 post-psychological novel.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kant1066 - LibraryThing
This book has the property of timelessness, much like the "writing on writing" that is seen in Eric Auerbach and Kenneth Burke. However, it is in no way literary theory, nor is it, contrary to what ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jargoneer - LibraryThing
Collection of essays and interviews about Kundera's, and other, novels. These seven pieces (itself a nod to Kundera's repeated use of seven sections in his novels) consist of two interviews, an ... Read full review