Faber & Faber, 9. nˇv. 2020 - 288 sÝur
Kundera's essay has been written like a novel. In the course of nine separate sections, the same characters meet and cross paths with each other. Stravinsky and Kafka with their odd friends Ansermet and Brod; Hemingway with his biographer; Janßcek with his little nation; and Rabelais with his heirs - the great novelists.
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LibraryThing ReviewUms÷gn notanda - rickstill122 - LibraryThing
Yes, with this book and Kundera's other essay collections "The Curtain" and "The Art of the Novel", one could absorb a knowledge of world literature- what it is, where it came from, where it is going ... Read full review
TESTAMENTS BETRAYED: An Essay in Nine PartsUms÷gn notanda - Kirkus
Like a literary knight errant, Czech novelist Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1984; Immortality, 1991; etc.) rescues the novel, admired novelists, and composers from the distortions and ... Read full review