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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Kundera On The Novel, Again

Despite being distressed by a bias that "discloses an apparently robust remnant of European elitist contempt for the orderly, sober, middle-brow middle class", one that blinds Milan Kundera to the "desire to hear a coherent story, told from beginning to end and illuminating the human predicament", Alec Solomita finds himself appreciative of Kundera's The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts -- which can be seen, as he points out, as a worthy successor to his earlier The Art of the Novel.


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