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The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts

ISBN 10: 0060841958 / 0-06-084195-8
ISBN 13: 9780060841959
Publisher: Perennial
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
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Traces the author's personal view of the history and significance of the novel in western civilization, arguing that a novel's development crosses international and language boundaries while serving to reveal previously unknown aspects of a reader's existence. By the author of The Art of the Novel. Reprint.


Review:

"It's not often that a work comes along that so perfectly distills an approach to art that it realigns the way an art form is understood. Susan Sontag's revolutionary work ON PHOTOGRAPHY was one such piece. Kundera's new book-length essay should be another." (starred review)

Publishers Weekly, 11/06/2006

Review:

"This short book of seven linked essays is a swiftly told, beautifully crafted, pleasurable, pan-European scrutiny of the novel from Francois Rabelais in the 16th century onward--an act of literary criticism by one of today's great practicing novelists."

Economist, 03/10/2007

 

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