The Art of the Novel (Perennial Classics)

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

'Kundera's writing is lucid, severe, ironical and concentrated.' Observer

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The Art of the Novel by Milan Kundera - author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being - is a classic of literary criticism from one of the world's greatest novelists.

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The French-Czech novelist Milan Kundera was born in the Czech Republic and has lived in France since 1975.

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